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South Carolina closing in on Mike Bobo hire

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It’s officially on the agenda.

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According to the Board of Trustees’ agenda for a 2 p.m. meeting tomorrow, the South Carolina Gamecocks are set to make Mike Bobo their next offensive coordinator.

Bobo, who was formerly Colorado State’s head coach, was dismissed last week after compiling a 28-35 overall record and going just 7-17 over the past two seasons. Prior to his stint at CSU, he was Georgia’s offensive coordinator for eight seasons, and also played his college ball with Will Muschamp at UGA.

Given the circumstances this program currently finds itself in, this move was probably the best Gamecock fans could hope for. Bobo has SEC ties, personal connections to Muschamp, and as a more established coordinator, is probably not too concerned about the possibility of this being a one-year gig. As much as it would have been nice to see Muschamp — and Ray Tanner — really open the checkbook and think outside of the box, there probably aren’t too many up-and-comers who would be willing to step into this situation with Muschamp’s future so tenuous.

Speaking of Muschamp, his contract is also on the agenda to be amended, as well as running backs coach Thomas Brown’s. I’m assuming South Carolina will be looking for some financial relief given that astronomical buyout we’ve all been loving to hate. Tomorrow should be a pretty interesting afternoon.