South Carolina is reportedly set to hire Will Muschamp as its next coach, and the soon-to-be Gamecocks head man is wasting no time assembling his staff.
Muschamp is “strongly considering” Kurt Roper and Travaris Robinson for prominent positions on his staff, according to Football Scoop’s Zach Barnett.
Roper would serve as South Carolina’s offensive coordinator, according to The Post and Courier’s David Caraviello, and Robinson would be ticketed for the defensive coordinator role.
Former South Carolina assistants Ellis Johnson and Brad Lawing would also have jobs on Muschamp’s new staff, Caraviello reported.
Roper, a senior offensive assistant on the Cleveland Browns, was Florida’s offensive coordinator in 2014 under Muschamp. He previously had coaching stints at Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky and Duke, and boasts 13 years of SEC coaching experience.
Robinson, Auburn’s defensive backs coach, was also on Muschamp’s coaching staff during his time with the Gators. Robinson has also coached at Western Kentucky, Southern Miss and Texas Tech.
In the past week, Muschamp has reportedly reached out to Clemson co-offensive coordinator Jeff Scott about taking on the same role with the Gamecocks.
Muschamp, who interviewed with South Carolina athletic director Ray Tanner on Thursday, also reportedly spoke to former Gamecocks running back Marcus Lattimore about a role on his staff.