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Will Muschamp buys island, home in South Carolina

By Alex Butler   |   Feb. 17, 2016 at 4:54 PM

LAKE MURRAY, S.C., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Sometimes spending big precedes winning big.

That is the case for Will Muschamp, who purchased an island home on Lake Murray for $1.85 million, before coaching a game for the Gamecocks.

Muschamp signed a five-year, $16 million deal to coach the football team after the departure of Steve Spurrier.

The 9,417-square-foot home had been listed for $2.275 million before the coach, 44, snagged a deal.

According to listings, the home has five bedrooms, five full baths, two half baths, cathedral ceilings, a foyer with two staircases, a library, media room, office and a Florida room.

"PRIVATE ISLAND ESTATE! Private causeway leads to Magnificent Home and Guest House. This home is for outdoor lounging & Lake Murray playing! Spectacular One of A Kind 360 Views. High End Finishes. Convenient Irmo close-in location! 6700 sq ft of porches & decking. 2 docks. Prepare to be impressed the moment you step into the unbelievable massive foyer with soaring ceilings and split staircase! Plus 2,600 sq/ ft. Guest house," Century 21's listing reads.

Muschamp had a 28-21 record in four seasons at Florida before being fired and becoming a defensive coordinator at Auburn.

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