South Carolina has reportedly found Will Muschamp’s replacement.
According to Fox Sports, USC will hire Oklahoma assistant Shane Beamer as its next head coach. Beamer is the son of longtime Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer.
BREAKING: #OU assistant Shane Beamer, son of VaTech legend Frank Beamer is expected to become the next head coach at South Carolina, per sources. The 43-year-old Beamer was a former Gamecocks assistant and is very popular with the former players.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 6, 2020
Beamer, 43, is Oklahoma’s assistant offensive head coach and tight ends coach. He’s been with the Sooners since the 2018 season and is also the team’s special teams coordinator.
Before coming to Oklahoma, Beamer was an assistant at Georgia in 2016 and 2017 and coached the Bulldogs’ special teams and tight ends.
Beamer was the associate head coach at Virginia Tech from 2011-15 under his father. The Hokies were 40-26 in those five seasons ahead of Frank Beamer’s retirement from the school. Frank Beamer was replaced by Justin Fuente after the 2015 season.
Beamer has South Carolina ties. Before he coached at Virginia Tech he was an assistant with the Gamecocks for four seasons.
Beamer’s hiring comes after South Carolina fired Muschamp following a loss to Ole Miss. Offensive coordinator Mike Bobo has served as the team’s interim coach for the three games after Muschamp’s firing. That included Saturday night’s 41-18 loss to Kentucky. That defeat means South Carolina finishes the season at 2-8.
The news that Beamer is South Carolina’s pick comes on the same day that Louisville coach Scott Satterfield said he wasn’t going to be the Gamecocks’ next coach and not long after Louisiana coach Billy Napier said he was staying with the Cajuns. Both Satterfield and Napier had been mentioned as candidates to succeed Muschamp.
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