South Carolina Fires Coach Will Muschamp

Will Muschamp with South Carolina Gamecocks in 2018. Photo by Scott Kinser/CSM/Shutterstock (9930740bh)

After another disappointing loss over the weekend, the University of South Carolina dismissed head football coach Will Muschamp from his position.

Muschamp, who took over as the Gamecocks’ head coach prior to the 2016 season, saw his team continue to struggle this season after a 4-8 season in 2019 that put his job status in jeopardy.

The Gamecocks, who after losing 59-42 to Ole Miss on Saturday dropped to 2-5 on the season, decided to make the decision and move on after not seeing improvement this year.

Muschamp started off well in his tenure at South Carolina after being hired by the team in 2016. While not being one of the top teams in the conference, the Gamecocks made bowl games in each of his three seasons at the helm and finished with winning records in 2017 and 2018.

However, it became clear to the school’s administration that things were going the wrong way after the past two season’s failures.

Athletic director Ray Tanner said after announcing the move on Sunday, “We appreciate all that Will Muschamp has done for our program and wish him and his family the best moving forward.”

Offensive coordinator and former Colorado State head coach Mike Bobo will serve as the interim head coach for the remainder of the season.