One of the more talked about hires in the offseason was former Colorado State head coach Mike Bobo returning to the SEC to become the new offensive coordinator at South Carolina. It was a move to jump start the sputtering Gamecock offense, and to a larger degree, improve coach Will Muschamp’s long-term job security.

So how it’s going after three games?

South Carolina is ninth in the SEC in total offense at 397.7 yards per game, 10th in passing offense and sixth in rushing.

“I think we’re multiple in what we do,” Muschamp said at a Tuesday press conference. “I think he presents issues in my opinion just in three games of formation shifts, motions, out-leveraging you with those. Creates different tempos at the line of scrimmage and I think’s very different, I would maybe say creative, but different in the running game each week on what you’ve got to be able to defend as far as how he’s going to attack you. And I think in the passing game he presents some issues.”

That manifests in the passing game with Shi Smith and Xavier Legette and Nick Muse to a lesser degree.

“We’ve got to continue to bring some guys along in the passing game, be a little bit more firm in our protections at times,” Muschamp said. “So continue to progress, but I’ve seen improvement from Game 1 to Game 3 in all three areas.”