South Carolina could soon be in the market for a new offensive coordinator, as its current one has emerged as a candidate for a coach opening.
Per USA Today’s Dan Wolken, South Carolina co-offensive coordinator Kurt Roper could be someone who ends taking the Rice job, as his name is “increasingly involved” with the Houston based school.
This is way down the food chain on a day like this, but South Carolina OC Kurt Roper is a name I hear increasingly involved at Rice
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) December 1, 2017
Roper is co-offensive coordinator with Bryan McClendon and has also been the offensive coordinator at Florida and Duke.
The Gamecocks went 8-4 this year, but it wasn’t always pretty, especially on the offensive side of the ball. The Gamecocks will play in a bowl game for the second consecutive year, but it is not yet known where. The Gamecocks lost their final game of the regular season to Clemson.