Hours after Rich Rodriguez apparently turned down an offer to become the next football coach at South Carolina, Auburn defensive coordinator Will Muschamp to South Carolina is “all but done”, according to a Sports Illustrated report.
Muschamp spent just one season away from the head coaching ranks after taking the Auburn job following his firing from Florida. Five times Auburn held opponents to 21 points or fewer.
As Florida’s head coach, Muschamp went 28-21 in four seasons, including a 17-15 record in the SEC. The Gators went 11-2 and played in the Sugar Bowl in 2012, but won just 10 games over the next two seasons.
Muschamp was previously the defensive coordinator at Texas from 2008-10, and Mack Brown’s head-coach-in-waiting. He’s also served on LSU’s staff and as an assistant for the Miami Dolphins.
The Gamecocks are looking for a long-term replacement for Steve Spurrier, who stepped down after a 2-4 start. Interim head coach Shawn Elliott went 1-5 to finish the season.