Much of the chatter about Will Muschamp possibly joining USC’s coaching staff has centered on the former Florida head coach one day replacing Steve Spurrier as Gamecock head coach. The idea of Muschamp being offered the head coach in waiting title, or being promised the job when it opens up, has been a major part of the narrative.
But we’re told Thursday night that if Muschamp does indeed chooses to come to USC, it will be without any HCIW label or any promises the job will be his in the future.
“(Ray) Tanner is not going for the guarantee thing,” our source tells us. “Spurrier wants to be part of picking his replacement and he likes Muschamp a lot.”
We’re told this is not a deal breaker with Muschamp and in fact people representing him have been in touch with Tanner with specific questions about the job.
And the source said the longer this plays out, the better for USC as Muschamp already has a confirmed offer from Auburn which he has not accepted.
The feeling is the Muschamp saga, one way or another, will be concluded next week. “I just think it’s still close,” our source said.