South Carolina's Colorado State pipeline continues to grow as former Rams assistant joining Will Muschamp's staff
Will Muschamp made some noteworthy moves this offseason when he demoted South Carolina offensive coordinator Bryan McClendon and brought in former Colorado State head coach Mike Bobo to run the Gamecock offense in 2020.
Since that time, Muschamp’s program has taken several steps to ensure the transition to Bobo’s offense in Columbia is as smooth as possible and that strategy continues weeks after the hiring of Bobo.
Following Bobo’s hire in Columbia, South Carolina has added two graduate transfers from Colorado State in quarterback Collin Hill and fullback Adam Prentice. Now the Gamecocks are poised to bring in assistant coach Joe Cox, who severed as Colorado State’s receivers coach last season, to Columbia. Cox also coached tight ends during his time at Colorado State under Bobo.
News of Cox’s hire at South Carolina was first reported by Josh Kendall of The Athletic and was confirmed by Muschamp on Thursday.
Cox will serve as South Carolina’s tight ends coach next season, according to Muschamp. Assistant coach Bobby Bentley will move to an assistant quarterbacks coach in 2020.
“He is going to assist Coach Bobo. That allows Mike more opportunity to coach the entire offense,” Muschamp said on Thursday. “The contract situation is still being approved, I can’t comment on that.”
Of course, Georgia fans should know the name Joe Cox, as he was the starting quarterback in Athens in 2009. Before joining the Colorado State coaching staff, Cox served as an assistant high school coach in his home state of North Carolina.