There is a theory going around that no matter who the coach is at South Carolina, the Gamecocks will be stuck around seven wins.

In his fifth season, coach Will Muschamp had a 28-30 record in his fifth season, including losses in 14 of the last 20 games.

Former WR Bryan Edwards shared that it’s not a quick fix in Columbia, and the program will be back in this position in four years.

“Fans will be calling for the next coaches head after 4 seasons too,” he tweeted. “The job isn’t a quick fix.. especially when you have to compete with the team up the street for in state recruits. … Looking back on how Spurrier left the program Muschamp did what he could with what he had. … All firing Champ did was restart the process all over again.”

Edwards, who played for Muschamp from 2016-19, is an all-time great at South Carolina. He set the school records for consecutive games with a catch (48), making a catch in every game in which he appeared, career receptions (234) and career receiving yards (3,045)… also ranks third in school history with 22 career receiving touchdowns, one behind Sidney Rice and Alshon Jeffery.

Speaking of Spurrier, there is another theory that Spurrier changed the outlook of the program when he produced 11-2 seasons three years in a row. That if you remove the Spurrier years and average wins from the program history, you get a more understandable picture for what Muschamp dealt with in his tenure.