South Carolina football staff member fired after Halloween fight with man dressed like Will Muschamp
South Carolina’s season just gets weirder and weirder.
It’s not so much the results on the football field that are weird—the Gamecocks are 4-7 with No. 3 Clemson coming to town on Saturday. The school president, Robert Caslen, disclosed that athletic director Ray Tanner spoke with Florida State about how it went about the buyout of its former coach, Willie Taggart, potentially foreshadowing of a possible firing of Will Muschamp, only to backtrack and say that the conversation never happened.
Now, according to a report from the Post & Courier in Charleston, S.C., things have taken a rather violent turn.
A student manager on South Carolina’s football staff has been fired after fighting a man in the city’s popular Five Points district after taking offense to the man’s Halloween costume. What was that costume? Will Muschamp, holding an oversized check, reports David Cloninger:
The Post and Courier obtained a photo of the costume. The man is dressed in Muschamp’s game-day attire, wearing all-black clothing with a headset and eyeglasses. He’s holding a giant check.
The check is in the amount of $18 million with “Buyout” written in the memo space (Muschamp’s buyout would be around $18.75 million if he were to be fired on Dec. 31). It is made out to “Will Muschamp” and signed by “Every Gamecock Fan.”
“Every Gamecock fan” may not want Muschamp out after 2019, but if the university does decide to make a move, they’ll be on the hook for a lot of money. We’ll see what approach Caslen, Tanner and the higher-ups take after the season ends on Nov. 30.