One stat will burn holes in Will Muschamp’s eyes when he reviews the tape of Saturday’s 27-14 loss to Mississippi State…missed tackles. It wasn’t just a few here or there. Tackles were missed from the opening cowbell to the final whistle and Muschamp wasn’t happy about it.
There are a myriad of other issues for Muschamp to address this week, such as his team’s slow starts (outscored 34-0 in the first half of the first two games), the quarterback, though Brandon McIlwain made a strong case with a strong second half (126 yards passing, 2 touchdowns), and a beat up offensive line.
But number one on the hit list this week will be hitting and there’s little doubt the Gamecocks will do a lot of that.
Check out Muschamp’s and players’ post-game comments here:
Will Muschamp postgame press conference
Perry Orth & TJ Holloman
Cory Helms and Alan Knott