Even as other programs made overtures to several members of Will Muschamp’s coaching staff at South Carolina, it appeared even as recently as last month that the staff would largely stay intact for 2019.
That may be changing as the Board of Trustees is expected to meet on Wednesday to discuss a contract presumed to be for former Georgia and Miami assistant Thomas Brown. That’s according to reports from SportsTalkSC and The Big Spur. Brown was recently let go in wholesale changes to the offensive staff at Miami following the coaching change from Mark Richt, to Manny Diaz.
It’s unclear which job Brown would be hired for at South Carolina, though he was the offensive coordinator and running backs coach with the Hurricanes. South Carolina offensive coordinator Bryan McClendon, another former Georgia assistant, appeared to draw high marks, at least during the 2018 regular season. Bobby Bentley, South Carolina’s running backs coach, received some interest from other programs, but was thought to stay on staff for 2019.
Brown’s Hurricanes in the 35-3 loss to Wisconsin in the Pinstripe Bowl had just six first downs and 48 passing yards. It was the fifth time last season that the Hurricanes were held under 17 points.
Brown, a former player at Georgia, played and coached under Richt also with the Bulldogs. He was on Georgia’s 2005 SEC Championship team.
USC Board of Trustees will meet Wednesday to discuss an "athletic employment agreement." TheBigSpur has reported Will Muschamp plans changes to his staff which apparently will include the hiring of former Georgia and Miami assistant Thomas Brown.
— SportsTalk (@sportstalksc) January 8, 2019