As with any reported coaching hire, the social media reaction to the report that Shane Beamer is the next head coach at South Carolina is divided.

Many media members are uncertain about Beamer’s chance of having success as an SEC head coach. Some are pointing to the tall task at hand of rebuilding the Gamecocks program which is trying to get back to the success of the peak of the Steve Spurrier era. From Oklahoma, the Sooners speak well of Beamer and are disappointed to lose him as an assistant. Virginia Tech fans also speak highly of Beamer, as one would expect.

These various takes are sure to be visited down the road by fans of both the Gamecocks and their rivals.