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“I’m excited to bring Mike on board.”

This is probably not the hot take South Carolina fans want to hear from their new offensive coordinator’s former boss at Georgia ($$).

“There’s no doubt things will be different and hopefully better,” Richt said of South Carolina’s decision to hire Bobo. “That’s why you’re going through this change. I’m not going to say it could have the same effect as the hire at LSU, but let’s face it: (The Tigers) made a coaching change and things changed dramatically.”

Boom has never had an OC who’s been able to make lemonade out of the lemons Muschamp’s provided.  If Bobo can do that, he’ll have done well, Brady or no Brady.

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I blame Boom.

Agent Muschamp strikes again.

Barring a last-minute change of heart, Mike Bobo will be South Carolina’s new offensive coordinator.

Three sources close to the situation confirmed the hire to The Post and Courier on Sunday. They each spoke on condition of anonymity due to USC’s Board of Trustees having to meet to authorize Bobo’s contract.

USC can’t officially confirm the hire until a contract has been approved. The Board is expected to do so on Tuesday.

Should make for an interesting experiment next season.

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Trick or treat, MFer!

It’s getting harder and harder to keep up with the soap opera in Columbia.  This is kind of like comic relief:

Aubrey C. Walker, a USC student manager on Muschamp’s staff, was let go from his position after being arrested on Halloween night. Columbia police records show he was charged with public disorderly conduct and taken to jail after physically fighting with another man in Columbia’s Five Points district.

Walker apparently took offense to the man’s Halloween costume, which depicted Muschamp holding a sizable check.

LOL.

You will be shocked, shocked to learn the next part of the saga.

The costumed man’s name was not listed on the police report. But with the incident happening at a crosswalk in the middle of Harden Street on Halloween night, several people witnessed it.

Walker “appeared to be intoxicated” at the time, the police report says, and continued to be “loud and boisterous” when an officer attempted to stop the fight. He was taken to jail and released the next day on a $257.50 personal recognizance bond.

“I heard one of the cops say, ‘He said he works for USC football,’” one person who witnessed the incident said. “I thought, ‘Oh, that makes sense.’ He never said a word the entire time but he didn’t like that check.”

Perfect.

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UPDATE:  Oh, Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood.

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Vote of confidence is confident.

This is what a snafu sounds like… well, except in Columbia, South Carolina, where it merely sounds like business as usual.

University of South Carolina President Robert Caslen said Monday he has not asked Florida State how it came up with money to fire football coach Willie Taggart earlier this month and pay him a buyout worth a little more than $18 million.

“No, but our athletic director (Ray Tanner) has,” Caslen said during an interview session at the Morning News. “And they’ve got a whole lot more money in their athletic endowment than we do. I know that, for a fact.

“Listen, for the record, (South Carolina football coach Will Muschamp) is my coach, period. And he’ll remain my coach, just for the record. If you look at the athletic director’s statement (Saturday, supporting Muschamp before his team’s 30-6 loss to Texas A&M), that’s the same that I endorse.”

Several hours later

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Okay, cool.  But what about this?

Caslen, the university’s president since August, was then asked what Muschamp’s fate would be if Clemson wins by a large margin on Nov. 30 at Williams-Brice Stadium.

“If we’re totally imploding and no one shows up, I’d say we’ll have a discussion,” Caslen said. “But there’s no desire intended to make a change.”

And this?

“Coach Muschamp is my coach. That’s the message. He will be my coach through the end of the season,” The Greenville News attributed to Caslen. “And then, just like any other coach that’s out there, whether it’s a soccer coach, whether it’s the equestrian coach, whatever, they’re going to do an end-of-year assessment, the athletic director does. Then, we’ll see what’s up.”

Caslen, on Monday, then gave his version of what happened.

“I did not say that,” Caslen said. “Those were three-minute-apart statements. I said, ‘Coach is my coach.’ Three minutes later, we had a discussion about what happens at the end of every athletic team’s season. A common practice that has gone on forever is that you assess. Frankly, I’m assessing my role: How can I as the president help his program? I have leadership responsibilities, too. Season assessment is important.

“You take THAT statement, and you take the statement, ‘He’s my coach until the end of the season,’ and then they twisted my words, and it … me off to no end. How clear can I make it? He’s my coach. He’s the university’s coach. And the statement by Ray Tanner last week is the same that I support 100 percent.”

Dude sure seems to contradict himself. A lot.  Maybe he’s just confused, which is understandable at South Carolina.

Then he gets profound.

Earlier in the interview, Caslen referred to South Carolina’s 20-17 upset over Georgia, now the nation’s fourth-ranked team.

“That just shows we have the potential to be halfway decent,” Caslen said.

That may be the best mashup of Will Muschamp’s career and South Carolina’s place in the world you’ll ever see.  It’s inspiring.

By all means, keep Boom.  Hell, sign him to an extension while you can.  Y’all clearly deserve each other.

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UPDATE:  Yep, this is going well.

They must not teach the First Rule of Holes at South Carolina.

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“We’ve had a rough year.”

Fun times in Columbia, South Carolina.

South Carolina football coach Will Muschamp admitted that where his team sits is not where it should be.

The Gamecocks’ history might not include much contending for SEC titles, but missing bowls is never accepted.

“It’s frustrating,” Muschamp said. “It shouldn’t happen — call it like it is — at South Carolina. Never would’ve envisioned this. This is where we are right now. We’ve got to continue to play hard, coach hard, get ready to play Clemson.”

It had been a trying week around South Carolina in terms of public perception and discussion.

New school president Robert Caslen spoke early in the week about Muschamp, saying he was the coach through the season, and then things will be assessed. It led to athletic director Ray Tanner issuing a statement Friday in support of Muschamp.

Some reports even said Board of Trustees members were talking to a potential replacement as USC’s athletic director.

I’m trying to figure out Boom’s best argument for keeping his job.  It’s either “I went 4-8 at Florida and came back for another season” or “who are you gonna get that’s better?”.  While both are true, neither is exactly a ringing endorsement for a triumphant return.

One can only hope that Kirby did Boom enough of a solid with that embarrassing loss in Athens.

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From a cannon shot…

… to the dreaded vote of confidence.

Boom will have plenty of time to express his appreciation, since his team isn’t going bowling this season.

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What a way to go

This is what having your bowl game aspirations, as mediocre as they might have been, shut down looks like, in one play:

Sadly, this wasn’t even the most humiliating loss an SEC team suffered yesterday.  But it might be enough to cost Boom his job.  Again.

(And, yes, before you go there, I know Georgia lost to South Carolina.)

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