Beamer Ball is coming to South Carolina.
Oklahoma’s assistant head coach for the offense, Shane Beamer, has agreed a deal to become the next head football coach of the Gamecocks, sources told ESPN late Saturday.
Sources said a news conference has been held on Monday to start Beamer.
Beamer, who has worked in Oklahoma for the past three seasons, was unavailable to coach during a 27–14 win over Baylor on Saturday night in Norman. Soon head coach Lincoln Riley said he had not spoken to Beamer on Saturday but said, “If [the report] True, definitely thrilled for her. Those are opportunities you do not always get. “
Beamer plans among the coaches to have Conner Shaw in his staff, the Gamecock’s all-time winning quarterback. Shaw is currently the quarterback coach of South Carolina and was previously the director of player development.
Earlier on Saturday, Scott Sutherfield of Louisville and Billy Napier of Louisiana, who were also considered top candidates in South Carolina, announced they would remain in their current schools. Jamie Chadwell of Coastal Carolina and Florida offensive coordinator Brian Johnson were also interviewed for the job.
Beamer, the son of Hall of Fame coach Frank Beamer, emerged as a favorite on November 11 from South Carolina coach Muskamp. He received strong support from some of South Carolina’s leading football alumni and met with Gamecox officials several weeks ago. . Beamer was an assistant on South Carolina’s staff from 2007 to 2010 under Steve Sperrier.
In 2009 and 2010, Beamer was South Carolina’s recruiting coordinator, when the Gamecocks assembled some of their best recruiting classes in school history, serving as a base for their 11-win season in a row and the final. The polls saw three consecutive top-10 finishes.
The school’s all-time leader with 38 rushing touchdowns, Marcus Lattimore, was a member of the 2010 recruiting class with Shaw.
“Coach Beamer is someone who leaves an impression on you with his love and enthusiasm for the game,” Lattimore told ESPN. “He wants you to play for him. He is smart and brilliant. He loves his family. You should tell us all how you feel about him and this job.”
The Gamecocks’ 2009 signing class included cornerback Stephen Gilmore, receiver Alshon Jeffrey and safety DJ Swinger, all still playing in the NFL.
Patrick DiMarco, a Pro Bowl fullback with the Atlanta Falcons in 2015, played in South Carolina when Beamer was on staff and highly hired.
DiMarco told ESPN, “I am confident that Shane will raise a heck of a staff that will lighten the scoreboard and make Carolina exciting again.” “Shane has connections to the state and university and was state-owned during his time as a recruiting coordinator at USC, recruiting in South Carolina like Marcus Lattimore, Alshon Jeffrey, Jadevon Clowne, Stephen Gilmore and many more Help. “
Unanimous as a senior at Los Angeles Chargers Pro Bowl Defensive and Melvin Ingram, South Carolina, recently tweeted that Beamer would “bring culture back.”
The 43-year-old beamer has never been a primary playwright on offense or defense during his career, but he has experience on both sides of the ball and has also coordinated special teams. He has spent the last three years as Riley’s right-hand man and also saw the tight ends and H-backs of the Sunnis.
Riley said last month that Beamer would be a “really good head coach” and added that Beamer had “a very good experience working with many different people and many different programs, different parts of the country Was able to do. “
South Carolina spoke to Gailcocks about the head job before hiring Mushchamp in the 2016 season. Riley, 32 at the time, was in his first season as Oklahoma’s offensive coordinator / quarterback coach.
Beamer, playing for his father at Virginia Tech, wanted to make a name for himself in the coaching world from 2011 to 2015 as coach head coach and as a back coach before returning to coach under his father. Prior to returning to his alma mater, Beamer coached under Philip Fulmer at Tennessee, Sylvester Krum at Mississippi State and Sperrier at South Carolina.
And after leaving Virginia Tech when his father retired after the 2015 season, Beamer worked in Georgia for two seasons under Kirby Smart, making Beamer’s fourth separate SEC stop.
Muchhamp was fired in his fifth season on the job with three games remaining. He was 28–30 overall in South Carolina and recorded more wins in his first three seasons (22) than any coach in school history, but the GameChocks were just 6–14 in Muskamp’s last 20 games.
Only seven times in school history has South Carolina won more than eight games in a single season, and Spurrier was responsible for four of those seven seasons.
Adam Rittenberg of ESPN contributed to this report.