Hartselle Tigers (15-0) 5-A State Champ
Muschamp runs a "hybrid" 4-3/3-4... it's what he learned from Saban throughout all his experience as an assistant and defensive coordinator under him. The philosophy is the same, which is basically to defend the run on 1st and 2nd down, with exotic blitz packages and coverages on 3rd downs and/or obvious passing situations.
Although there are slight differences..... Saban uses a "jack" linebacker/defensive end hybrid in 4 man fronts (Courtney Upshaw, Eryk Anders, etc.), whereas Muschamp uses a "buck" linebacker/defensive end hybrid (Brian Orakpo, Sergio Kindle, etc.) Muschamp's defense is typically in a 4 man front a lot more than Saban's. I'm not sure who's going to be Muschamp's "buck" this season at Florida, but whoever it is, is going to be a first year starter... most likely Ronald Powell.
Florida's defense is going to look a lot like the Dolphins defense did when Saban and Muschamp were there and had Jason Taylor playing the "buck" linebacker/defensive end hybrid position...
Either way, the Crocs defensive line is going to be full of youth and inexperience this season, as they're relying on a handfull of sophomores. The talent is obviously there... and Muschamp WILL have these kids playing their best football.... I guarantee you can count on that.