Former Gamecocks coach Muschamp lands at Georgia as analyst
Smart said Wednesday that Muschamp, also a former Florida head coach, will focus on defense. He played at Georgia as a defensive back from 1991-94 and is a former defensive coordinator at Auburn, Louisiana State and Texas. “It's very valuable to have a guy who has been a head coach in two different places in our conference,” Smart said. “He’s going to be able to help coach the coaches.”Muschamp's role as analyst may be only a short-term situation. Another former Georgia player and assistant coach, Mike Bobo, served as South Carolina's interim coach after Muschamp was fired.
South Carolina fires football coach Will Muschamp
COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina has fired football coach Will Muschamp, the second time he's been let go from a Southeastern Conference program in midseason. The school said in a release Sunday that Muschamp has been “relieved” of his duties with the football program. Athletic director Ray Tanner said first-year offensive coordinator Mike Bobo, a former head coach at Colorado State, will take over as interim coach. Tanner said he did a thorough assessment of the football program and decided it was time for a change. "I believe our program will be well served by Coach Bobo as the interim head coach as we search for a new leader for Gamecock Football.”Muschamp was head coach at Florida from 2011-14 and was fired in November of his final season after an overtime loss to Florida.