The South Carolina Gamecocks could make a head coaching hire in the near-future.

According to FootballScoop, the Gamecocks have a leading candidate in current Oklahoma assistant (and former Gamecocks assistant) Shane Beamer.

The website reports that the Gamecocks would like to wrap up the coaching search by Sunday if at all possible.

In addition to Beamer, the report states that South Carolina is also interested in Louisiana’s Billy Napier and Louisville’s Scott Satterfield. Satterfield, however, seemed to indicate Saturday that he’ll be staying at UL despite having interviewed for the position.

So, that leaves Beamer and Napier for the position, with Beamer as the leading candidate.

Napier is scheduled to have a second meeting with South Carolina officials Saturday.