South Carolina President Robert Caslen Announces Will Muschamp Will Return as Gamecocks Head Coach

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA - NOVEMBER 09: Head coach Will Muschamp of the South Carolina Gamecocks before their game against the Appalachian State Mountaineers at Williams-Brice Stadium on November 09, 2019 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)
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It's been a rough and hectic year for Will Muschamp and the South Carolina Gamecocks.

From a halftime interview freakout, to a postgame rant on the refs, to even having a staffer fight a guy in a Muschamp costume, it's clear the head coach has had better seasons.

Well, Wednesday afternoon brought even more chaos for the coach, as South Carolina President Robert Caslen apparently 'misspoke' regarding their Athletic Director talking to Florida State about how to reach a buyout with Muschamp.

The Seminoles fired head coach Willie Taggart earlier this year despite his hefty buyout. South Carolina would have to pay Muschamp the remaining $19.4 million on his contract if fired right now, unless another school were to help facilitate such a situation.

But now Calsen has backtracked on these words, and Muschamp will remain the Gamecocks' coach for at least the immediate future.

South Carolina is 4-7 this season, and Muschamp must improve upon that next year should he wish to avoid losing his job come 2021.