South Carolina president endorses AD's statement on Will Muschamp
It’s been an interesting last few days for South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp.
On Wednesday, school president Robert Caslen gave an interview to The Greenville News stating that Muschamp would be “(his) coach through the end of the season” and then be evaluated like every other coach on campus. Some took the interview as Caslen alluding to a potential change heading into 2020.
On Friday afternoon, though, South Carolina athletic director Ray Tanner released a statement saying that Muschamp was the head coach of the Gamecocks football program “going forward”. Caslen would later endorse that news by telling 247Sports that he “one hundred percent” supported the statement by Tanner.
The Gamecocks are in danger of missing a bowl for the first time since 2015, the year Steve Spurrier resigned his head coaching position halfway through the season. With a 4-6 mark, they travel to Texas A&M on Saturday in search of their first win over the Aggies in the brief history of the series, then return home after the open week to face No. 3 Clemson in the annual Palmetto Bowl rivalry game on November 30. Even if they miss a bowl, it would be difficult to get rid of Muschamp after the season thanks to a massive buyout of nearly $20 million.