After back-to-back wins at Vanderbilt and vs. Auburn, many South Carolina fans were confident their Gamecocks could go into Baton Rouge and take down a struggling LSU squad on Saturday night.

That did not happen at all, as LSU cruised to an impressive 52-24 victory in a game that was never in doubt.

Fans are frustrated with embattled coach Will Muschamp, and many think the school should move on and hire a new coach. However, that may not happen before the end of next season.

Budgets are already tight across college sports due to the pandemic, and then there’s the matter of Muschamp’s massive buyout.

Per the USA TODAY coaches salaries database, the Gamecocks would owe Muschamp a whopping $15,378,750 if they fired him after Dec. 1, 2020.

Is that an amount South Carolina would be comfortable with paying? Or, will we see Muschamp back on the sidelines in 2021? He still has a few weeks left to pick up some big wins.