COLUMBIA, S.C. – Will Muschamp is making sure his South Carolina team doesn’t get too high or too low after its big win against Tennessee on Saturday.
But there’s no denying the type of momentum it can give the Gamecocks moving forward in the season’s final month.
“I think that it gives your players confidence,” Muschamp said on the SEC teleconference Wednesday. “You play a really good football team. When we play well and we play together and play complementing each other in all three phases, we can accomplish some really good things. When we play smart football.
“We still have a lot of corrections to make for the game. We have a long way to go. You keep those things in perspective, but you can still coach extremely hard off the tape after a win. The guys have continued to have belief in what we are doing schematically in all three phases.”
South Carolina’s players were naturally excited following the 24-21 win against then-No. 18 Tennessee. Defensive end Darius English said it felt like the “win turned the program around.” Linebacker Bryson Allen-Williams said it was all about getting a “signature start” heading into the rest of the season and beyond.
The Gamecocks host Missouri at 4 p.m. Saturday (SEC Network), as they look to build on a two-game win streak.
As for Muschamp, his feeling on the win was more about others than himself.
“It was for our players and our fan base,” he said.