The college football season is months away, but it appears there is one coach that could be on the hot seat. After spending three years rebuilding South Carolina's football program, it's time for Will Muschamp to take the next step.
South Carolina had a 7-6 record this past season, which ended in a blowout loss to Virginia in the Belk Bowl. Unfortunately, the road to success only gets tougher for the Gamecocks.
ESPN ranked South Carolina's schedule as the hardest in college football for 2019. Its schedule features games against Alabama, Georgia, Florida and Clemson.
Despite the Gamecocks' brutal schedule for this season, ESPN broadcaster Paul Finebaum believes the pressure should be on for Muschamp to improve their record.
Finebaum spoke about Muschamp potentially being on the hot seat during his appearance on Birmingham's WJOX 94.5 FM radio.
"The seat probably should be (hot), but I’m not sure it is," Finebaum said. "I say this only because I've talked to the president of South Carolina and the athletic director recently and they have put up this stiff upper lip about Will Muschamp. I think it would take an absolute disaster of a season to unload him because they’re now blaming Spurrier for everything that has gone wrong in Will Muschamp’s tenure. Ray Tanner the other day said, ‘we all love coach Spurrier, but he didn’t leave the program in great shape from a recruiting standpoint.’
Luckily for Muschamp, it sounds like the program will be patient enough to give him more than four seasons to produce.