Report: Current SEC head coach could be among the leaders for South Carolina job
According to ESPN’s Travis Haney, Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen could be among the favorites to become South Carolina’s next head coach.
On Monday afternoon, Haney tweeted that Mullen, North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora and Auburn defensive coordinator Will Muschamp are three of the leaders for the job.
Fedora, Mullen & Muschamp are names I’ve heard most in past 24 hours. https://t.co/UqN2NhZKYE
— Travis Haney (@TravHaneyESPN) November 30, 2015
Mullen has gone 54-35 in seven seasons at Mississippi State. He has led the Bulldogs to two top 20 finishes and three bowl victories since arriving in Starkville in 2009. They’ve had six straight winning seasons.
Fedora has led North Carolina to an 11-1 record this season and a spot in the ACC Championship Game. The Tar Heels are currently ranked eighth in the nation. In his four seasons in Chapel Hill, the Tar Heels have gone 32-18. He has a 66-37 overall record. Ironically, his only loss this season was to South Carolina.
Muschamp went 28-21 in four seasons as Florida’s head coach from 2011-14.
South Carolina has been searching for a new head coach since Steve Spurrier resigned on Oct. 12. Athletic director Ray Tanner has said he hopes to have a new coach hired in the next two weeks.