Opinions about how good the South Carolina football team might be this fall seem to vary somewhat, but the prevailing wisdom is the Gamecocks would do well just to make a bowl game in Will Muschamp’s first season as coach.
Josh Kendall at The State newspaper polled 20 experts from around college football and the SEC and many believe Muschamp didn’t inherit the kind of talent at South Carolina that will allow him to win right away.
Our own Kyle Tucker was among those polled by The State. Here is what he had to say:
“I don’t know. It’s going to be interesting. Before (Muschamp’s) head coaching issues, he was obviously a great defensive coordinator so I would expect him to improve them there. It was an interesting hire. I think for a lot of people it was not a popular choice. It did not go well at Florida. I would expect them to be an improved defense, but I am reserving judgment. To me the most interesting thing is what did he learn from a failed experiment at Florida.”