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South Carolina fires Muschamp, Bobo to fill in

Mike Bobo, the former head coach of the CSU football team, will serve as interim head coach.
Credit: AP
In this Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, photograph, Colorado State head coach Mike Bobo walks the sideline in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Boise State in Fort Collins, Colo. Boise State won 31-24. Bobo was relieved of his job Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, after five years. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina has fired football coach Will Muschamp, the second time he’s been let go from a Southeastern Conference program in midseason.

The school said in a release Sunday that Muschamp has been “relieved” of his duties with the football program.

Athletic director Ray Tanner said first-year offensive coordinator Mike Bobo, a former head coach at Colorado State, will take over as interim coach.

The 49-year-old Muschamp had four years remaining on his contract. His buyout from the school is $13.2 million. The Gamecocks are 2-5 and lost their third straight game, 59-42, at Ole Miss on Saturday night.

Muschamp was head coach at Florida from 2011-14 and was fired in November of his final season after an overtime loss to Florida. 

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