FLORENCE, S.C. — On occasion, politics and sports cross paths. South Carolina football coach Will Muschamp experienced this firsthand on Tuesday, before a Gamecock Club tour stop.
The third-year coach was first asked about the potential for legal sports gambling and what it could mean for college football. His answer was similar to the one he offered a week ago.
“I think it’s a little bit too early to make any judgments now, to be honest with you, from the standpoint of not knowing how each state will regulate how things will go, so I think it’s a little bit early and premature to comment on it,” Muschamp said. “I haven’t researched it very much, to be honest with you. I haven’t put a lot of time into it.”
Muschamp did say he believes there should be a universal model for the NCAA to follow, as it relates to team intel. He was asked, specifically, about injuries.
“I think, obviously, that’s something that would be fair across the board, but I haven’t done too much research,” he said.
The final political question was about alcohol sales at college sporting events.
“I don’t have any problem with it, as long as they don’t allow people to bring guns into the stadium. That’s not a good mix,” Muschamp said. “But I don’t have any problem with it at all. You’ve got to look at different ways you’ve got to create, as an athletic department, to generate revenue, so I’m all for it.”