South Carolina fired its offensive coordinator on Wednesday, less than four weeks before the Gamecocks face Michigan in the Outback Bowl. Kurt Roper was relieved of his duties as South Carolina’s play caller, co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
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“After much deliberation, I have decided to go in a different direction with the offensive coordinator position on our football team,” South Carolina coach Will Muschamp said in a release. “We appreciate Kurt’s contributions to our program and to the university and wish him all the best.”
Bryan McClendon, South Carolina’s other co-offensive coordinator, will call the team’s plays in the bowl game against the Wolverines.
South Carolina ranked tied for 98th for scoring offense in the nation this season, averaging 24.1 points per game. Michigan, meanwhile, has the nation’s 14th-best scoring defense, allowing just 18.3 points per game.
Michigan was listed as a 7.5-point favorite over South Carolina as of Wednesday afternoon.