Steve Spurrier zings Will Muschamp with classic Head Ball Coach response when asked about Gamecocks firing coach
If there’s one man who understands Will Muschamp’s career, it’s a coach who came before him at Florida and South Carolina. Steve Spurrier is known for giving candid responses to questions, especially about other coaches.
This time, following Muschamp’s firing at South Carolina, Spurrier offered this response:
“Well, he’s not going away empty-pocketed. He knows how to get big contracts, I’ll tell you that,” Spurrier told Mike Gillespie of ABC-Columbia.
Spurrier referred to Muschamp having four years remaining on his contract, and his buyout from the school is $13.2 million.
Muschamp’s record at South Carolina, in the middle of his fifth season, was 28-30 at South Carolina, and 28-21 at Florida.
Muschamp was head coach at Florida from 2011-14 and was fired in November of his final season after an overtime loss to South Carolina.
The two head coaching stints were similar. He led Florida to a BCS bowl and an 11-2 mark his second year there before he went 10-13 before his dismissal there.
At South Carolina, Muschamp became the first coach to reach bowl games in his first three seasons and went 9-4 in his second season, a stat he often referred to when job security questions came up. But the Gamecocks fell to 7-6, 4-8 and 2-5 since. He was 17-22 against the SEC at South Carolina.