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Report: Will Muschamp fired by South Carolina

The Georgia grad has now been terminated at two teams in his alma mater’s division.

Head coach Will Muschamp of the South Carolina Gamecocks reacts against the LSU Tigers during a game at Tiger Stadium on October 24, 2020 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

Update 7:25 p.m.: Former Colorado State head coach Mike Bobo, the offensive coordinator at South Carolina, will be the interim head coach.

South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Will Muschamp has been fired according to Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports.

This will be the second SEC head coaching job that has let Muschamp go, following a term at Florida from 2011-14 where he was 28-21. At USCe he’ll finish 28-30 with just one bowl victory in 4.5 seasons.

Muschamp was on the hottest of hot seats entering the 2020 season, with the expectations in Columbia much higher than his results after taking over for Steve Spurrier. The defensive-minded head coach made some head-scratching game management decisions, and never really recruited at a high enough level to get the second-tier SEC East program into the conference championship conversation.

But in the era of Covid, firing a head coach can be costly for programs that are deep in need of dollars due to the lack of gameday revenue. But at some point, teams cross the threshold where it’s cheaper to fire a coach than to continue to not enjoy the financial support of boosters.

South Carolina might have crossed that threshold with an under .500 coach.