In four seasons at the University of Florida, head football coach Will Muschamp held a record of 28 wins and 21 losses. After leaving Gainesville for Auburn, Muschamp spent this past season as the defensive coordinator for the Tigers. His defense allowed 338 points this past year. After all of that Muschamp received an offer to become the head coach at the University of South Carolina one he accepted on December 6th, 2015. Muschamp says he was excited about this opportunity when it presented itself.
It wasn’t only Will who was excited about the new relationship, so is South Carolina Athletic Director Ray Tanner. Tanner says that even though will didn’t have overwhelming success at Florida he feels like the positives of Will outweighed the negatives.
Muschamp is inheriting a South Carolina squad who finished 3-9 in 2015. Will has been working diligently already to this point to get his roster to where he wants it. He realizes that he has a lot of work to do but says he is ready for the challenge.
The Gamecocks did not have the best season during their last Spurrier year but got back on track in recruiting bringing in a top 30 recruiting class according to ESPN.com. Muschamp believes that he can recruit enough guys with in a five hour distance from South Carolina to compete and win in the SEC East. He says that the location will play a big part in USC’s success moving forward.
South Carolina and head coach Will Muschamp will open up 2016 against Vanderbilt on Thursday September, 1st.