We have our first firing of the 2020 SEC football season.
Late Sunday night, Bruce Feldman reported that South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Will Muschamp had been fired by the school.
BREAKING: #SouthCarolina has parted ways with Will Muschamp, per sources.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) November 16, 2020
Coming into the 2020 season, Muschamp was on one of the hottest seats in America. Though the Gamecocks have been competitive — even pulling off a 30-22 upset win over then-No. 15 Auburn — they still sit at 2-5 following a three-game losing streak, the last being a 59-42 loss at Ole Miss.
Now in his fifth season in Columbia, Muschamp has watched his Gamecocks lose 14 of their last 20 games. He’s now 28-30 at the school following a 28-21 stint over four years with the Florida Gators. Muschamp’s buyout as of Dec. 1 of this year stands at $15,378,750, according to 247 Sports.
The Kentucky Wildcats are currently scheduled to host South Carolina on Dec. 5 in what would be the 2020 finale for the Cats. It’s going to be a must-win game for the Cats if they lose their next two games at No. 1 Alabama and at No. 6 Florida to have any hope of making a bowl game.
The last memory of Muschamp at South Carolina pic.twitter.com/WEv1cnsSLX— Unnecessary Roughness (@UnnecRoughness) November 16, 2020