South Carolina football coach Will Muschamp wants his program’s new football operations building to get a message across to the families of recruits.
Everything is here.
“It’s a one-stop shop,” Muschamp told media before a Gamecock Club meeting in Atlanta. “At the end of the day, when you bring a young man and his family to campus, people want simple. They want to see, ‘This is where my son is going to sleep. This is where my son is going to study. And this is where he’s going to get developed as a football player.’ They don’t like fracture. They don’t like complicated. As of right now, we’re a little complicated.
“It’s going to be exciting to have everything under one roof.”
The $50 million project won’t be done until 2018, but Muschamp has referred to it as a key step for South Carolina football. Construction began in March.
The building will be next to the team’s indoor facility and will include a weight room, room for water treatments, coaches’ offices, player and team meeting rooms, a dining area and a social media center.
When asked about the next step after that facility, Muschamp said he’s only worried about that right now.
“Really, in my opinion, in the football program, this is the first time we’ve wholeheartedly invested in our program and not piecemealed our program,” Muschamp said.