The South Carolina Gamecocks have reportedly parted ways with Will Muschamp. Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports reported Sunday night that the two parties have seemingly gone their separate ways, per his sources, signaling the end of his tenure in Columbia.
BREAKING: #SouthCarolina has parted ways with Will Muschamp, per sources.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) November 16, 2020
Muschamp had been the coach of the Gamecocks since the 2016 season. In that time period, he amassed a record of 28-30 and 17-22 in SEC play. The high watermark in his tenure at SC was the 2017 season, when the Gamecocks went 9-4 and 5-3 in the SEC, with a second-place finish behind the Georgia Bulldogs. They won the Outback Bowl that year over the Michigan Wolverines, their lone bowl win in Muschamp’s stint. They made two other bowl appearances, losing in the 2017 Birmingham Bowl to the South Florida Bulls, and ate a loss in the 2018 Belk Bowl in a 28-0 shutout to the Virginia Cavaliers.
The Gamecocks had seen depreciating results since that 2017 season with Muschamp. They went 7-6 and 4-4 in the SEC in 2018, and 4-8 and 3-5 in the SEC in 2019. This year, they were 2-5 prior to this reported dismissal, having just lost 59-42 to the Ole Miss Rebels on Saturday.
We’d suspect this will be formally announced by the program soon enough.