It’s still early, but so far Will Muschamp is delivering on some of the promise that many saw in South Carolina in the preseason.
A year ago, few people would’ve been high on Will Muschamp and South Carolina. But after the Gamecocks beat North Carolina State in Charlotte, N.C., in Week 1 and then bested Missouri on the road in Week 2, many are seeing the Gamecocks as a legitimate threat.
The Gamecocks have seen a strong start out of their offense, thanks to quarterback Jake Bentley and wide receiver Deebo Samuel.
And fans seem to think highly of Muschamp, as he has fared well in the SEC Country approval ratings poll. In the poll’s previous installment, Muschamp came in at 90.1 percent. That ranked third among SEC coaches and was the best mark among SEC East coaches. It was also a new high for Muschamp.
As for the recruiting trail, Muschamp, who reportedly was paid $3 million in 2016, continues to show he can recruit with the best of them. The Gamecocks have the No. 7 recruiting class among SEC teams. South Carolina continues to trend up for blue-chip prospects such as Channing Tindall and Rick Sandidge. The Gamecocks have secured commitments from 4-star prospects Dakereon Joyner and Marlon Character Jr.
The Gamecocks continue their 2017 season on Saturday against Kentucky. The game will be a blackout, as well as a sellout. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. on the SEC Network.
Vote on Will Muschamp’s approval rating
The SEC Country approval rating poll is designed to give an indication of fan happiness over a period of time.
Our formula is based on the percentage of respondents that select each answer. We multiply that percentage by the following factors: 1 (strongly approve), 0.67 (approve), 0.33 (disapprove) and 0.0 (strongly disapprove). In other words, if 50 percent of respondents select “strongly approve” and 50 percent select “approve,” the formula would be (50 x 1) + (50 x 0.67) = 83.5% approval rating.