EVALUATING THE 2016 COACHING STAFF
A COMPLETELY UNBIASED, OBJECTIVE, SERIOUS EVALUATION OF WILL MUSCHAMP'S NEW COACHING STAFF.
THE GABACAST WELCOMES THE HEAD BILL COACH
Sam and DC3 are talking coaching changes, so this week probably won't be interesting at all.
The Coaching Search
Gamecocks release nice pump-up video welcoming Muschamp
A New Era... #Gamecocks @CoachWMuschamp https://t.co/h1GohrxkDg— Gamecock Football (@GamecockFB) December 7, 2015
Pretty cool video from the Gamecock football Twitter account. How long until the 2016 football season again?
Will Muschamp Introductory Press Conference
Will Muschamp is introduced as the new Gamecocks head coach.
GABA Reacts to Muschamp
Boom! Excited? Nervous? GABA deals with a flurry of emotions as South Carolina hires Will Muschamp as head coach.
Will Muschamp reportedly has his OC
Former Florida and Duke Offensive Coordinator to be hired at South Carolina
It's Official: Will Muschamp is the South Carolina football Coach
It's official! Introducing our new Head Coach, Will Muschamp! #Gamecocks pic.twitter.com/mx2w2HAbrS— Gamecock Football (@GamecockFB) December 6, 2015
Well it looks like we've got ourselves a new head coach, and it's Will Muschamp. Last night sources broke that Will Muschamp had accepted the South Carolina coaching job but now it's official. Coach Boom has come to Columbia.
Gamecock Players React to Muschamp Hire
Current players took to Twitter in support of their new head coach.
Muschamp Makes Defensive Coordinator Hire
South Carolina's new head coach Will Muschamp tabs Auburn's Travaris Robinson as his defensive coordinator.
Will Muschamp to South Carolina "all but done"
Looks like the University of South Carolina has their man.
Rich Rodriguez in play at South Carolina?
The Arizona head man is set to interview for the Gamecocks' job.
Will Muschamp to interview for South Carolina Job
It looks like Will Muschamp will sit down with Ray Tanner and interview for the South Carolina head coaching position.
Elliott to interview; Muschamp, Okla. OC in play?
More news, rumors and speculation!
THE GABA CAST EPISODE 17
Sam and DC3 have agreed in principle to entertain you.
Tom Herman says he's "agreed in principle" to remain at Houston
Herman, who is 11-1 at Houston thus far with the American Athletic Conference title game and a bowl remaining on the schedule, had a minimum offer of $3 million on the table. While he was the presumptive front-runner for the South Carolina job, he reportedly withdrew himself from consideration last week, but was being mentioned for such jobs as Georgia as recently as yesterday following Mark Richt's firing. (Herman staying in Houston is barring any breakdown in negotiations, of course.)
With another top candidate, former Memphis head man Justin Fuente, now at Virginia Tech as Frank Beamer's successor, it appears the focus will now be on Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart.
Richt's firing & its effect on SC coaching search
With Mark Richt out at Georgia, the game changes in a big way for the University of South Carolina.
The Coaching Search Rejection Committee reconvenes
Can SC beat Houston's $3M/yr. offer to Herman?
Houston's doubling Tom Herman's salary to stick around. With a baseline set, the University of South Carolina faces a decision - and it's not as easy as you think.
Could Cardale Jones & Tom Herman reunite...at SC?
Word on the street is that Ohio State's championship winning quarterback could follow his former offensive coordinator to the Palmetto State.
Where Did South Carolina's Smile and Swagger Go?
How the next HBC can quickly bring confidence and bravado back to a program that sorely needs it. Swagger might be overrated, but it's this type of excitement that grabs the attention of recruits and playmakers.
The Coaching Search Rejection Committee Has Spoken
No thanks, Mack Brown. Or Lane Kiffin.
Herbstreit predicts Herman to SC
A guess? South Carolina. https://t.co/yCeBrleVpq— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) November 17, 2015
Note that Herbstreit is simply stating his opinion as to where Tom Herman is headed, and is by no means serving in a reporting role here. Regardless, that's the word from the network's most visible and probably best-known college football analyst.
Could Mizzou have the edge over SC for Tom Herman?
With Gary Pinkel stepping down when the season ends, Mizzou AD Mack Rhoades might call on the man he hired to take over for Tony Levine down in Houston.
Tanner: Coaching hire to be made in early December
We may be about three to four weeks out from knowing who the next head football coach of the South Carolina Gamecocks will be.
Our take on Sporting News' 10 coaching candidiates
A few of them have a shot, while others may not be as likely to be in the hunt. Here's our viewpoint on it.
Mark Richt wouldn't come here...would he?
Although the boosters at UGA are reportedly calling for his ouster, this might be too crazy to actually happen. Or would it?
Could Matt Rhule be the one for Gamecocks?
Experience? Check. Recruiting ability? Check. Record of success? Check. So why aren't we talking about him?
Coaching search: Marshall's Holliday, WKU's Brohm, Cal's Dykes, RichRod in play?
The usual suspects - Herman, Fuente, and Smart - are on his list, but some other names, including Marshall's Doc Holliday, Western Kentucky's Jeff Brohm, Cal's Sonny Dykes and Arizona's Rich Rodriguez, appear. Holliday actually has somewhat of a familiarity to Carolina, having served as Urban Meyer's associate head coach/safeties coach/recruiting coordinator at Florida from 2005-2007 before joining the West Virginia staff.
Is Herman South Carolina's man?
Our latest coaching search chat talks about Houston's head coach, his impact on the Cougars' program, and whether he'd be a good fit in Columbia.
Will Justin Fuente be the next HBC in Columbia?
The meteoric rise of Memphis football can be credited to one man: Justin Fuente.
A look at Herman, Smart and Fuente's contracts
See how much the Gamecocks' presumed top three coaching candidates are pulling in.
ESPN's Mark Schlabach predicts Kirby Smart will be next head coach of South Carolina football
For what it's worth, Schlabach adds that he predicted Steve Spurrier's retirement (which turned out to be his resignation) last month. It's only a prediction, but predictions might be the closest we know of anything right now.
Mack Brown would be interested in the South Carolina job
"I'd love to talk to them & see if the fire is still there, but I haven't had that call yet" - Mack Brown on the South Carolina coaching job— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) October 15, 2015
Brown, of course,
was pushed out for failing to meet expectations resigned after a 30-21 record from 2010-2013 - after leading the Longhorns to a national championship in 2005 and the 2009 BCS National Championship Game. Brown is 64, four years older than Steve Spurrier was when he was named the head coach at South Carolina.