Will Muschamp didn’t have an opening on his South Carolina staff for very long.

If you missed the news, linebackers coach and special teams coordinator Coleman Hutzler left the Gamecock program to serve as the new linebackers coach/co-defensive coordinator for Tom Herman’s Texas program.

That move left an opening that has already been filled as South Carolina has named Kyle Krantz special teams coordinator and assistant defensive backs coach on Friday. Krantz served last season as a linebackers/nickel back coach in Columbia.

Following the offseason hirings of offensive coordinator Mike Bobo and tight ends coach Joe Cox, South Carolina had to briefly move Krantz to an off-the-field role. However, with Hutzler moving on, Krantz was quickly elevated back up to a full-time position.

“After interviewing multiple people for the position, I determined Kyle is the best fit for our staff,” Muschamp said via a released statement. “Kyle has assisted with our special teams for the past four years, including on the field in each of the past two seasons. He has done much of the legwork and game planning for those units, and can also bring some new ideas to that facet of the game. Having Kyle take over the coordinator duties will also make for a seamless transition for our players.

“On the defensive side of the ball, Kyle will assist Travaris Robinson with the defensive backs. I will coach the inside linebackers while Mike Peterson will continue to coach the outside linebackers and John Scott will be in charge of the defensive line.”

Krantz has served under Muschamp for seven seasons.