In just two seasons, Will Muschamp has turned the South Carolina football program from a nine-game loser to a nine-game winner. Now he’s getting a few more years to see how much more winning he can do with the Gamecocks.
According to multiple reports, the university’s board of trustees on Friday approved a new contract for the coach, adding three years to the original deal to make it a six-year deal that keeps him employed through 2023.
According to The Associated Press, the total value of the contract is $28.2 million. A USA Today survey of salaries listed Muschamp’s 2017 base pay at $3.1 million, 11th out of 14 SEC coaches.
All of Muschamp’s assistants also received raises and extensions.
The Gamecocks’ nine wins in 2017 were the program’s most since three straight 11-win seasons from 2011-13. But it was only the seventh nine-win season in program history, and the first by a coach other than Steve Spurrier since 2001.
After a 3-2 start to the 2017 season, South Carolina lost only twice in the final eight games, and those were to a pair of teams ranked in the top 5 at the time — a 24-10 loss to No. 2 Georgia and 34-10 loss to No. 4 Clemson to end the regular season.
–Field Level Media