Changes came quickly in Columbia...a day after the Gamecocks’ 38-3 loss to Clemson wrapped up a disappointing season, coach Will Muschamp demoted Carolina offensive coordinator Bryan Mcclendon, and fired quarterbacks coach Dan Werner and strength and conditioning coach Jeff Dillman. Muschamp says in spite of the Gamecocks’ struggles this year, the program’s close to being successful. The Gamecocks finished the season 4-8.
The Gamecocks’ final loss of the year came Saturday, as Clemson won its sixth straight in the rivalry series. Dabo Swinney says it was a must-win for Clemson, based on the lack of respect the Tigers continue to get from the national pollsters and the playoff committee. Clemson again ranks 3rd in this week’s AP Poll...LSU and Ohio State are 1-2, with Georgia 4th.