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Will Muschamp will no longer be the head coach at South Carolina. The news comes following yet another disappointing loss on Saturday, this time against Lane Kiffin and Ole Miss. The team’s record this season now sits at 2-5.
The news of South Carolina relieving Muschamp of his duties made its way around social media. Bruce Feldman with The Athletic announced it via his Twitter account on Sunday evening.
BREAKING: #SouthCarolina has parted ways with Will Muschamp, per sources.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) November 16, 2020
Muschamp was in his fifth season in Columbia, but he couldn’t get anything going consistently. There were quality wins here and there, including against Georgia last season stands and this year’s victory over Auburn a few weeks ago.
However, a 28-30 overall record in under five seasons isn’t going to get it done. The Gamecocks expect more than that, and despite being in the middle of a global pandemic, they were willing to go ahead and let Muschamp go.
In order to move on, South Carolina will need to pay Muschamp a buyout in excess of $15 million.
New offensive coordinator Mike Bobo will step in as interim head coach while the university goes through the process of finding a new leading man. Bobo has plenty of head coaching experience from his four seasons (2015-19) at Colorado State.
Stay tuned for more updates on where South Carolina — and Muschamp — go from here.
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Will Muschamp is the most overrated coach not named Les Miles… or Jim Harbaugh.
He may be overrated as a head coach, but watch him land a job as a DC at another SEC school. I can already hear the clamoring from LSU . . .
How many times has South Carolina won the national championship
Onto a coach named “Bobo”…
I think we all can agree the head coaching gig is not his thing. That said, He is one of the best Defensive minds around, so great programs will look to hire him ASAP. I’ll throw one out: FSU. You can get a program like that back to top 5 in a couple years with the right coaches. You can also recruit all your top talent within an hour’s drive of campus.
Have to agree with all comments above. Extremely overrated as an HC. Maybe this time around he can return to the Big 12, or ACC, but I think Coach O is going to need to save his ass on the bayou. My money is on LSU.
I agree that LSU would be a no-brainer DC job for him with the talent they consistently recruit. I think he’ll land in a big program like that before long. I’d love him at UT, we are no better than the SC program right now. He “can” keep trying at the HC thing if he wants, but it’s frustrating to watch guys who are really good at an area get caught up chasing the head coaching gig. He could make 7 figures as a DC without the crazy stress, and it’s what he’s great at.