South Carolina’s coach will coach Muschamp after the Gamcocks start 2-5 in the fifth season


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South Carolina fired coach Will Muskamp for less than 24 hours when his team fell to Ole Miss 59-42, the schedule was announced on Sunday. Gamcock is 2–5 in the fifth season of Muschamp.

“After an in-depth assessment of our football program, we have decided to make changes with the head football coach,” South Carolina athletic director Ray Tanner said in a statement. “I appreciate all that Will Muchamp has done for our program and wish him and his family all the best to move forward. I believe our program will be well served by the coaches. [Mike] Bombo as interim head coach, as we look for a new leader for Gamecock football. “

Muskamp was hired by South Carolina in 2016, a year after he was fired from Florida. He finished 28–21 in four seasons with the Gators and set a 28–30 record with the Gamecocks. Mushamp led South Carolina to 9–4 points and Outback Bowl victories in 2017, but the program has lost 14 of its last 20 matches back to the 2018 Belk Bowl.

Once one of the top defensive coordinators in the country, Mooschamp led defenses at LSU, Auburn and Texas during his career. Florida hired him out of Texas with great acclaim, when Muschamp was the coach behind Much Brown.

Unfortunately, the Gainesville, Florida, native did not work with the Gators, and South Carolina decided to give him a second chance at the SEC East after former SC coach Steve Spirer retired.

Muschamp will likely look for another major coaching opportunity, but if he chooses, he can land softly and richly as a defensive coordinator in a top Power Five program. His purchase with South Carolina is believed to be around $ 13–15 million.

The Gamecocks will begin their coaching search immediately.

“We have great facilities, a passionate fan base, a university committed to excellence in football and a support system that is second to none in developing student-athletes. We are someone with energy, commitment and organizational skills We can take our program to a championship level, “said Tanner.

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