Nov 30, 2019; Columbia, SC, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Will Muschamp leaves the field following his loss to the Clemson Tigers at Williams-Brice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

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Report: South Carolina parts ways with Muschamp

South Carolina fired head coach Will Muschamp on Sunday evening, according to multiple reports.

Muschamp will receive more than $13 million to buy out the rest of his contract, which stretched through the 2024 season, The Athletic reported. The move followed a three-game skid for South Carolina (2-5), including a 59-42 loss against Ole Miss on Saturday.

The Gamecocks will name offensive coordinator Mike Bobo as interim coach, ESPN reported. Bobo previously served as Colorado State’s head coach.

Muschamp was in his fifth season with South Carolina, which went 28-30 with him at the helm. He faced increased pressure after the Gamecocks went 4-8 last season, and the team lost 14 of its last 20 games under his leadership.

Before coming to South Carolina, Muschamp was head coach at Florida. He was named the SEC Co-Coach of the Year in 2012 before the Gators dismissed him at the end of the 2014 campaign.

ESPN reported that Liberty’s Hugh Freeze and Louisiana’s Billy Napier could be top candidates to replace Muschamp at South Carolina.

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