Will Muschamp, a 1994 graduate of the University of Georgia, will have his first opportunity Saturday as a Head Coach in the stadium where he played his collegiate football.
Muschamp concedes the expectations and outputs in Athens are much different now than when he left, and said this game is all about being the next one on his team’s schedule, not about him.
He says he admires Georgia’s experience up front, and that the Bulldogs have players all over the field who have played “a lot of football”.
The Gamecocks opened as a 22.5-point underdog for Saturday’s tilt “Between the Hedges” at Sanford Stadium, but USC is on a roll, having won three consecutive conference games with a bye week sandwiched in between.
South Carolina should be fine health-wise as Dennis Daley and Cory Helms, who sustained injuries on the offensive line should be ready to go this week, according to Muschamp. Sherrod Greene, who Muschamp held out with a high-thigh bruise, should also return for the Gamecocks. The only questionable player remains WR Terry Googer, who continues to remain in concussion protocol from the hit he suffered against Texas A&M.
Click below to hear Will Muschamp’s full Sunday evening teleconference, where he expounds on Jake Bentley’s increased running count, the necessity to sustain a run game, and what they need to clear up defensively for this coming Saturday: