Will Muschamp sends strong message, says South Carolina players have lost trust in SEC
Five days after the controversial officiating in the Florida loss, South Carolina coach Will Muschamp and Athletics Director Ray Tanner are still talking about the issue.
“We have a great league, but our players have lost a lot of trust in our league,” Muschamp said on his radio show, “Carolina Calls,” according to David Cloninger.
On another radio show, Tanner said on SportsTalk about the statement released from the SEC office and Commissioner Greg Sankey, “That release was much lighter than how I would have worded it, but we’ve turned the page and we’re headed to Rocky Top. You can rest assured, I’ve been wearing Garnet and Black for 24 years, I said some things my mother wouldn’t have been proud of and I had some suggestions for Greg Sankey.”
That was the second radio show Tanner appeared on Thursday, and in the morning, he admitted that he didn’t think he was going to be satisfied with the response from the league.
“Commissioner Sankey took time to speak with me,” Tanner said then. “Steve Shaw took time to speak with me more than once. I wasn’t going to get to that point (of satisfaction). I didn’t get to that point. I’m not at the point. We move on. Coach Muschamp is frustrated, was frustrated, but he has a game he’s preparing for right now in Knoxville and that’s where we should be. I don’t want to sit here and blame everyone in the world for everything. That’s not who I am. But I’m frustrated. I’m a competitor. I don’t like what happened. I don’t like it. I don’t want to point fingers. It’s part of it, but it doesn’t mean it’s easy to take, easy to digest. It’s still very frustrating.”