The South Carolina Gamecocks showed a unified stance on Tuesday, the talk about the Georgia game is over in order to focus on this week’s game vs. Marshall.
The Gamecocks not only have to contend with the Thundering Herd, but the possible thunder and lightning from Mother Nature and Hurricane Florence.
With school closed for presumably the rest of the week, the hurricane has threatened college football games across the southeast. However, Muschamp said Tuesday the plan remains in place to kickoff as scheduled at 7:32 on Saturday night.
Muschamp said Marshall will travel Friday by plane if it is safe to do so, but a plan is in place to bus them to Columbia if needed:
Muschamp on Marshall, the hurricane & the new offense
Muschamp said Offensive Coordinator Bryan McClendon took the Georgia loss extremely hard, acknowledging that they need to be more stubborn with the run game.
The Head Coach conceded that while that might have been true in the first half, the game’s circumstances in the second half dictated the need to throw. Muschamp was also asked about the letdown of another highly-anticipated game his team failed to win at Williams-Brice Stadium:
Muschamp on McClendon & letdown of losing a big home game
South Carolina learned over the weekend they will be without the services of one if its best pass-rushers in DJ Wonnum, who is out for at least a month with an injury to his ankle.
Muschamp said Tuesday that Bryson Allen-Williams will increase his reps at the BUCK position, with players like Danny Fennell, Shameik Blackshear and Keir Thomas all possibly sliding outside to play the end positions.
The defense had itself exposed in many areas against the Bulldogs, and Muschamp offered a hypothesis as to why:
Muschamp on Defense