Report: Will Muschamp being considered for South Carolina job
Will Muschamp reportedly could be a candidate for the South Carolina coaching job, according to Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) November 30, 2015
Muschamp has a clause in his contract that enables him to leave Auburn for a head coaching job without paying a buyout after Dec. 6.
He has had a difficult first season as Auburn’s defensive coordinator. Auburn ranks 13th in the SEC in total defense (421.8 yards per game), 11th in scoring defense (27.3 points per game) and is dead last with just 1.42 sacks per game.
Muschamp was the head coach at Florida from 2011-14, where he posted a 28-21 record. The Gators went 11-2 and played in the Sugar Bowl in 2012, but were just 17-19 his other three seasons, including a 4-8 record in 2013.
South Carolina has been looking for a new head coach since Steve Spurrier resigned on Oct. 12. The Gamecocks went 3-9 this year, including 1-5 under interim head coach Shawn Elliott. On Sunday, athletic director Ray Tanner said he hoped to have a coach hired within the next two weeks.