The South Carolina Gamecocks held out as long as they could, but on Wednesday, they were forced to cancel their Week 3 home game against Marshall.
As Hurricane Florence hits land and causes destruction, the Gamecocks will take this weekend off to get out of the path of the storm.
On his Thursday night radio show, coach Will Muschamp said he knows hurricanes are nothing to mess around with (via The State):
“I have been through several hurricanes. It’s nothing to play with,” Muschamp said Thursday night on his weekly “Carolina Calls” radio show. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the people on the coast right now.”
As for South Carolina potentially scheduling a 12th game during their bye on Oct. 20, Muschamp said he’s open to it, but doesn’t think it’s the best idea:
“I’m not sure playing 10 straight games is what’s best for the student-athletes,” Muschamp said. “That’s very difficult. That’s something (athletics director Ray) Tanner and I will have discussions about. We’ve already had several. We’ll continue to explore what’s best for our student-athletes.”
For now, it’s a wait-and-see approach in Columbia. First things first, though — making sure everyone’s family is safe from the storm.