South Carolina has fired football coach Will Muschamp, the second time he’s been let go from a Southeastern Conference program in midseason.
The school said in a release Sunday that Muschamp has been “relieved” of his duties with the football program. Athletic director Ray Tanner said first-year offensive coordinator Mike Bobo, a former head coach at Colorado State, will take over as interim coach.
The 49-year-old Muschamp had four years remaining on his contract. His buyout from the school is $13.2 million.
Will Muschamp’s buyout is just north of $13 million. It was cut slightly as part of the most recent amendment to his contract. There had been growing concern among school officials and supporters that continued fan apathy could cost South Carolina more.
— Josh Kendall (@JoshTheAthletic) November 16, 2020
Will Muschamp said South Carolina needs players to step up around QB Collin Hill.
He had a RB rush for 243 yards and 5 TDs, a WR catch 10 balls for 117 yards and his OL had arguably its best game of the season.
Tell me more.
— Brad Crawford (@BCrawford247) November 15, 2020