One of the toughest situations in the SEC this week is in South Carolina for coach Will Muschamp. SEC Network host Paul Finebaum said that’s because it’s his fifth year, and coming off of a 4-8 season, Muschamp and the Gamecocks needed to show improvement.

Finebaum shared his thoughts during his regular appearance on “The Roundtable” on WJOX in Birmingham, Alabama.

“Ray Tanner the athletic director can continue to go out and say what he said for the last couple of years that he’s doing a really good job, he’s popular, running a class program, but when you get ransacked at home like that, you have no excuse,” Finebaum said. “There’s just nowhere to go. They have a really difficult decision there because everybody is seemingly all in. He’s got a double digit (million dollar) buyout, I think you have to watch that one very closely the rest of the way because if it spirals out of control, spirals out of control already more than it has. You add up the LSU loss and this loss together, it’s mind-boggling how bad this team has looked and that has really been the one thing Muschamp has been able to overcome. Most of his losses have been respectable, not anymore.”

Muschamp’s contract buyout is $13.4 million. The last two losses for South Carolina have been to Texas A&M, 48-3, and LSU, 52-24. The Gamecocks play at Ole Miss this week in a battle of 2-4 teams.

Muschamp said Sunday night that there is an open quarterback competition this week after starter Collin Hill struggled against the Aggies.