Longtime coach Chuck Reedy joined SportsTalk, Thursday, as part of the weekly “Coach and the QB” segment. Reedy addressed a number of subjects, including what went wrong for the Gamecocks offense against Appalachian State, the difficulty facing head coach Will Muschamp and the rumors swirling about the future of athletics director Ray Tanner.
Reedy drew on his own experience as a head coach when commenting on what his advice would be for coach Muschamp, now that his job status has become front-page fodder, “No one is going to ask him about offense or defense. They’re going to ask him about his job security.” Reedy continued, “If I were him, I’d be negotiating a settlement to get out because he’s getting ready to have the most miserable 12 months of his life.”
Reedy once endured a public ouster after serving as the Baylor head coach from 1993-1996. Prior to that, Reedy had joined forces with Danny Ford and Charley Pell at Clemson. Reedy was part of Ford’s 1981 national championship staff as the running backs coach and later served as the Tigers offensive coordinator from 1986-1989. Upon returning to the state after his tenure at Baylor, Reedy worked as the Gamecocks offensive coordinator for one season before embarking on a successful run at Goose Creek High School.
Having seen the highs and lows of coaching, Reedy doesn’t see it turning in Muschamp’s favor, “Look at next year. The best players you have on offense are (Bryan) Edwards, the two running backs (Tavien Feaster, Rico Dowdle), the center (Donnell Stanley), they’re all seniors. The best players on defense are Javon Kinlaw, D.J. Wonnum, maybe (T.J.) Brunson … I don’t see it. I can speak from experience. I went through one month at Baylor where my job status was in question. Only one month, and it was the most miserable month of my life. I didn’t want to get fired, but when I got fired, it was like a relief.”
Reedy went to discuss the future of Ray Tanner and why Tanner and Muschamp “are tied at the hip.” The full audio of the interview is posted below and you can hear the thoughts of Chuck Reedy every Thursday at 6:35 across the SportsTalk Radio Network.