Report: Will Muschamp, Lincoln Riley interviewing for South Carolina job
Here comes Will Muschamp.
The Auburn defensive coordinator is set to interview for the South Carolina job sometime in the next 24 hours, according to 247Sports’ JC Shurburtt.
Earlier this week, Muschamp was “getting consideration” for the Gamecocks opening, and on Wednesday he was reportedly reaching out to Clemson’s offensive coordinator about taking the same position at South Carolina.
Muschamp, who’s in his first season at Auburn, was previously the coach at Florida from 2011-14. He went 28-21 with the Gators, including a first-place finish in the SEC East in 2012.
South Carolina athletic director Ray Tanner interviewed interim coach Shawn Elliott on Wednesday, Shurburtt reported, and is scheduled to meet with Oklahoma offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley on Thursday.
Riley helped the Sooners rank third in scoring offense and seventh in total offense in his first season with the team. If hired, Riley, 32, would become the youngest coach in the FBS.
Other candidates linked to the South Carolina opening include Dallas Cowboys special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia, UGA defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt and Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen.
Previous targets for the Gamecocks — former UGA coach Mark Richt, Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart, North Carolina coach Larry Fedora and Houston coach Tom Herman — have either taken new positions or signed contract extensions to remain at their current jobs.