Steve Spurrier to Will Muschamp: ‘This isn’t a loaded team’

The South Carolina Gamecocks went through a big change midway through the 2015 season when longtime head coach Steve Spurrier announced his resignation and eventual retirement at the end of the year. Will Muschamp took over for the Head Ball Coach, but it doesn’t look like he took over a team poised to dominate in the SEC.

Spurrier spoke with reporters about Muschamp’s future with the Gamecocks and it doesn’t seem like it is too bright. He said that it is because the Gamecocks aren’t “a loaded team.”

More Spurrier: "I told Will, 'this is not a loaded team you stepped into'."

— Matt Smith (@MattSmithCFB) April 14, 2016

Now, this probably doesn’t prove to be much of a problem for Muschamp as he has been seen as one of the best recruiting coaches throughout this career. He may struggle early on with the the Gamecocks, but that doesn’t mean he won’t end up having a great career with them.

Steve Spurrier has never been shy about speaking his mind, so maybe this was just a way of telling everyone why South Carolina ended up going 3-9 last year.

Muschamp, on the other hand, seems ready to take the team to new heights. The Gamecocks haven’t been very prominent in the SEC since the 2013 season when they went 11-2 and won the Capital One Bowl.

Prior to that season, the team won 11 games in both the 2011 and 2012 seasons and won the SEC East in 2010, falling to Auburn in the SEC Championship Game, their only appearance in history.

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