2020, Year of Agent Muschamp?

I dunno about this one.

Kendall’s level-headed and good at his job, so I have to think he’s gotten this somewhere from the SC administration.  But what exactly are they expecting for 2020?

Here’s what the schedule looks like at the moment:  a couple of cupcakes, Georgia and (a presumably improving) Tennessee at home, Florida and Clemson on the road and a brutal cross-division slate of Texas A&M and at LSU.

They finished eighth in the conference in recruiting this year, according to the 247Sports CompositeTheir 2020 class currently ranks seventh.

Oh, and Jake Bentley’s a senior this season.

So what’s Boom proving in 2020 exactly?

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30 responses to “2020, Year of Agent Muschamp?

  1. Biggen

    Yeah, I not sure what the Cocks expect every year now that the East has gotten better. I mean, isn’t 7-8 wins a year the ceiling there? Maybe the occasional 9 win year here or there as well.

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  2. Derek

    The question for them is:

    Do they think they are supposed to win double digits?

    Do they think bowl eligible is good enough?

    I tend to think they should be content with the latter, but who knows what they think? They’re in a tough neighborhood. 3-1 in non-conf is good for them. 5-3 in conference play is good for them. UK, Missou and USC should be happy with being a middling sec east team.

    This is a program that hadn’t won a bowl game before Steve Tannehill arrived in the mid 1990’s.

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    • The real question is, what happens if, in their minds, Boom doesn’t prove it.

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      • Connor

        I read it as “prove it or else”. Not so much that the team was setting up, but that time was running out. That’ll be 5 years, a span in which their bitter rivals have won at least two national titles and UGA will have made at least one playoff run. He may survive ‘19 at 7-5, but if he does that again in ‘20 I think he’s out.

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        • Salary wise, he’s about peeked, win total wise, he’s about peeked, recruiting wise, he’s about peeked…ya just don’t envision anything more or less (unless you’re a hoops fan) coming out of that place, especially if the ad is a “Boom” supporter….

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      • Mikey

        oh btw I wanted to tell u I saw Coach Dooley the other day and talked to him

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    • stoopnagle

      Now, Derek, South Carolina and Tennessee are about level when you think about it.

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  3. Mikey

    Yeah i saw him on the show. Josh Kendall he’s a good beat writer but he’s right South Carolina has the toughest schedule no doubt bout that and can Boom survive he had some very good points about all that

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  4. Spike

    Boom, being the Dick that he is, deserves that schedule and the Cock fans..

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    • dawgtired

      That schedule is going to hurt! They will need to upset more than one team to survive. They are either underdogs, equal to or just barely above all but one team. He can’t afford to slip any Saturday and will need help on most.

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  5. Biggus Rickus

    2020 is his fifth year, and that’s the traditional time frame coaches are given to get something done. I don’t think it’s anything more complicated than that.

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    • Russ

      Yep, that’s how I read it, too. Senator’s correct in saying that 2020 isn’t going to be some special year for Boom and the Cocks, though.

      As for the Sackerlina fanbase and administration? I’m sure they think they should be winning double digits and challenging Georgia every year. They’ve always thought that, and all Spurrier did it make them think they were “this close” to getting it all done.

      At this point, all they have to look forward to is the excitement of a new coach every 5 years or so.

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  6. Doyle Hargraves

    Sure hope he stays for as long as possible. I see Venables taking that job when it opens

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    • Biggen

      I just can’t imagine him ever leaving unless they fire him. I’d guess they would be happy with 7-8 wins a year from here on out.

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      • Mikey

        Where would he go next Vandy lol geez Boom is just… well he better do better just Beat Clemson and that might save his job

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    • Biggen

      Hard to believe he ever leaves on his own accord. Good job where the expectations to win are minimal. I’d imagine the school is happy with a 6-8 wins a year for life.

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  7. Mikey

    I think South Carolina is tougher schedule than Auburn they both have it have a really tough run. Auburn will do better but that’s hell what they got to deal with

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  8. ChiliDawg

    I thought 2018 was the year they were going to be darkhorses and win the East out from under UGA’s nose?

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  9. Hal Evans

    Just what is it that Boom is peeking at? Is he looking at something?

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  10. Cosimo Medici

    If I may be indelicate….South Carolina football is a screwed pooch that you can’t unscrew. I would type/write all this in Latin (my mother tongue) but did not translate well at all.

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  11. practicaldawg

    I live in SC and talk to USCe fans regularly. They will always believe they are SEC title contenders and “right there” with UGA. It’s just a perennial narrative that peaks right before we play them. I remember tailgating in Columbia last year and listening to a diehard Cock fan break down statistically how Bentley was superior to Fromm. It’s just an alternate universe.

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    • Mikey

      Lol now that’s funny but guess I’ve had a few to many drinks

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      • Mikey

        Hell I’ll drink all damn night if I want to and everybody can kiss my ass everyday of week and twice on Sunday I don’t give a damn I’m going drink my Whiskey drink my beer smoke my cigars and just do my fucking whatever sit on the sofa and watch Netflix or Amazon Prime shit

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    • California dawg

      I still can’t believe how anxious I got right before that game. I guess the USCe hype machine got to me, or at the very least had me feeling the game would be a little too close for comfort. But then the first defensive stop happened, then the pick, and then it turned into an inverse of our 2015 Bama matchup. It was beautiful.

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  12. Mayor

    The history of the school is about mediocrity on the gridiron. Really, there is almost nothing they can do about it too. They are in a small state without good Hs football and they are the little brother there. Any top ranked player from South Carolina who wants to stay in state goes to Clemson. Top players who want to leave the state (and who wouldn’t?) routinely go to Georgia, Bama, and basically everywhere else. The remaining players, those that the top programs don’t want, are what South Carolina is left with. What happened is that SOS pulled a miracle by winning 11 games 3years in a row and now the S.C. faithful expect that every year. Get ready for disappointment Cock fans.

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  13. W Cobb Dawg

    Isn’t this the usc job corch is gonna take that everybody was talking about in the previous post? I was wondering why Leinart and Bush would recruit corch to Columbia.

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  14. Sides

    SC has had very few NFL prospects the past 3 years which were all Spurrier recruits. This year he graduates his first class of recruits. The class was pulled together at the last minute but has a few NFL prospects; Bentley, Edwards, Brunson. 2020 is the first year he has full recruiting cycle on the field. That is as deep as Kendall’s analysis goes. He doesn’t need a source in the administration to figure that out.

    2020 isn’t a prove it year unless they tank in 2019. This years team is more talented than any of his past 3 teams. Considering what Muschamp took over (look at the NFL prospects over the last 3 years) and SC’s yearly schedule its pretty impressive he managed bowl games every year.

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    • Cojones

      Was going to inquire of your whereabouts. So you think that Muschamp will have a decent showing this year and will build on that next year?

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  15. Muttley

    Maybe they mean that 2020 is the year that he proves once and for all that you really can’t do much without elite talent. As far as on-field statements, I think that one is within reach for them.

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