Gamecocks Football Staffer Fired After Allegedly Fighting Man in Will Muschamp Halloween Costume

Appalachian State v South Carolina
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It has been a rough season for the South Carolina Gamecocks, with the team performing way worse than expected for Will Muschamp and Co.

Now, the travesty on the field has resulted in problems off the field, as a student staffer was fired after fighting a man dressed up as Muschamp in the Five Points district of Columbia. You can't make this stuff up.

Aubrey C. Walker, a student staffer for the Gamecocks, took offense after seeing a man dressed as Muschamp holding a check and was ready to brawl.

The check seemed to be what set Walker off, as it was written for $18 million and included "Buyout" written in the memo space. This is yet another tough event for the Gamecocks, as the offense has absolutely shuddered to a halt in the past few weeks, resulting in losses to Appalachian State and Texas A&M.

Much of the USC fan base seems to be firmly on one side or the other, with some devoutly defending Muschamp, and the rest resolutely asking for his firing.

The Gamecocks will go into a Thanksgiving weekend showdown with rival Clemson at 4-7, with odds of winning at home stacked mightily against them in facing the defending NCAA champions.