South Carolina Football: Former Gamecock coaches get new jobs

Former South Carolina football head coach Will Muschamp is moving into an off-field role with Georgia. His replacement? Former Gamecock defensive coordinator Travaris Robinson.
Former South Carolina football coach Will Muschamp
Former South Carolina football coach Will Muschamp / Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

South Carolina football fans don't like to hear the name "Will Muschamp." It's a little unfair as 'Champ is a good defensive-minded football coach who struggled as a head coach with the Florida Gators and the South Carolina Gamecocks.

Even so, Muschamp got off to a great start in Columbia and helped turn around a lot of behind-the-scenes problems with the South Carolina football program before things went South: facilities, recruiting infrastructure, and roster depth were attacked relentlessly by Coach Boom, and the team and program were better in the long-term because of that work.

After being let go at Carolina, Muschamp returned to his alma mater and has been on staff for Kirby Smart's Georgia Bulldogs for the past three seasons, serving as special teams coordinator and co-defensive coordinator.

Now, that is changing.

According to a report from On3's Jake Rowe, Muschamp is transitioning to an off-field role with the Bulldogs in order to spend more time with his family. Muschamp, who is a known family man, has two sons who play college football (Jackson at Georgia and Whit who is signed to play at Vanderbilt).

Muschamp's new gig left a vacancy for the Bulldogs. Glenn Schumann shared DC duties with Muschamp, but with the latter stepping off the field, Kirby Smart is replacing him by bringing in another familiar name to Gamecock fans.

Former South Carolina football defensive coordinator Travaris Robinson, who worked under Muschamp at Florida, Auburn, and South Carolina, has been tabbed as the Bulldogs' co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach. The move comes on the heels of Robinson spending the last two seasons as the cornerbacks coach under Nick Saban with the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Bryan McClendon and Mike Bobo (two former offensive coordinators under Muschamp in Columbia) are still on the Georgia staff as wide receivers coach and offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach, respectively.

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