COLUMBIA, S.C. — Will Muschamp’s heartstrings were on the receiving end of a firm tugging after the South Carolina football team beat his old squad, 28-20.
The Gamecocks second-year coach, who spent four season in the same position at Florida, was embraced by several former players in the aftermath of the Gamecocks win on Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium.
“You can’t put a,” Muschamp said, before his voice trailed off. “The relationships you have with players – it’s important to me.”
South Carolina sophomore quarterback Jake Bentley shared the players’ perspective.
“We all love coach Muschamp. You can see that everyone on the Florida team that he coached did, too,” Bentley said. “He’s more than a head coach to us. Some people might think the head coach just kind of oversees everything, but he wants to know what’s going on with our life. He wants to know about our family.
“He’s real personable and just a great coach and a great guy that we want to play for and I think it’s evident in seeing those Florida guys coming up to him and embracing him, because he cares for everyone that he coaches.”
SEC Country captured some post-game footage of Muschamp and his former players below on Facebook Live:
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