South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp warned yesterday that staff changes would be coming following a 4-8 season. As of Sunday, he’s proving true to his word.
According to FootballScoop, head strength coach Jeff Dillman will not be returning. Dillman has worked at South Carolina for four seasons, and served on staff with Muschamp at Florida for several years.
Per the report, it’s possible that more significant changes to the position staff could be coming. Muschamp is reportedly weighing potential changes on the offensive side of the football.
South Carolina’s 22.4 points per game were 104th in FBS. It also marked a sharp decline from last year alone.
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The Gamecocks’ 4-8 season was their worst finish of Will Muschamp’s tenure.
Their season started poorly enough with senior quarterback Jake Bentley suffering a season-ending injury in Week 1. Freshman Ryan Hilinski was decent, but far from exceptional, completing 58-percent of his passes for 2,357 yards and 11 touchdowns.
South Carolina seemed like they were turning a corner in mid-October when the beat the heavily-favored Georgia Bulldogs on the road. But the Gamecocks failed to build off of that win, losing five of their last six games.
What kind of changes does South Carolina need to make to return to bowl eligibility next year?