COLUMBIA, S.C. – Will Muschamp is continuing with business as usual, while details around South Carolina’s game against Georgia remain undetermined.
“I’ve been game planning,” Muschamp said on the SEC teleconference. “Coach (Ray) Tanner and president (Harris) Pastides and our administration here at South Carolina will handle it and make the best decision.”
The game remains scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia. Muschamp said he is confident the Gamecocks still will host the game despite uncertainty regarding Hurricane Matthew.
“We are looking forward to Saturday night here in Williams-Brice Stadium, obviously weather-permitting,” he said. “Whatever decision is made, we will be ready to go.”
Muschamp said he has not heard of a deadline to make a decision on game location and time, if the storm forces any changes.
“Talked to coach Tanner briefly yesterday,” Muschamp said. “There was no deadline on anything. They are just taking everything in. Safety is the No. 1, obviously, that’s what you want No. 1. He is handling everything.
It is possible the game could be moved to a neutral site, although the Georgia Dome has denied being involved, or the game could be moved to Sunday. But whatever the case, the Gamecocks continue to prepare for Georgia. The only change in preparation has been working on wet ball situations. USC also has been practicing later in the day after the university canceled classes Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
“Other than that, we are kinda no different than a normal week situation,” Muschamp said.