Hot seat rising? South Carolina president commits to Will Muschamp 'through the end of the season'
South Carolina coach Will Muschamp received a vote of confidence from the school’s president Robert Caslen … sort of.
Caslen told The Greenville News this week that Muschamp is his coach but implied that could change after November.
“Coach Muschamp is my coach. That’s the message. He will be my coach through the end of the season,” Caslen said. “And then, just like any other coach that’s out there, whether it’s a soccer coach, whether it’s the equestrian coach, whatever, they’re going to do an end-of-year assessment, the athletic director does. Then, we’ll see what’s up.”
South Carolina is in the midst of a 4-6 season with a road game at Texas A&M and home contest against Clemson still coming up. Muschamp is 26-23 in his four years with the Gamecocks and could easily fall to just one game above .500 by season’s end. South Carolina must win both games to receive a bowl bid.
The problem with firing Muschamp, though, is South Carolina just extended him a new deal last year. According to The Greenville News, if Caslen makes a coaching change before Dec. 30, South Carolina would owe Muschamp $19.4 million.