Despite sub-par season, Will Muschamp reportedly will return in 2020
Coach Will Muschamp has faced mounting criticism multiple times this season as South Carolina is off to a 4-6 mark with a trip at Texas A&M this week.
In recent days, Muschamp has been asked about making offensive coaching changes, and if he has the support of the school administration. He said right now he doesn’t anticipate making coaching changes as the team needs to be more productive, and he “absolutely” has the support of the administration.
Mike Gillespie of ABC Columbia reported that Muschamp would return as coach next season, and added, “For those of you asking, (Athletics Director) Ray Tanner will also be back through 2020.”
The first round of criticism came when South Carolina got off to an 1-3 start with losses to North Carolina, Alabama and Missouri. Questions about Muschamp’s buyout became open conversation among the Garnet and Black faithful. Then the Gamecocks won two straight over Kentucky and Georgia and that talk mostly went away.
But now they’ve lost three of the last four, most recently to App State.
Blown second-half leads and a lackluster offense have been two of the bigger problems as three times this season — all losses — the team has rushed for less than 100 yards. The passing offense has also struggled.
Now the team needs to win games at Texas A&M and against Clemson to qualify for a bowl.