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Muschamp hires one, promotes one on administrative staff

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After the departure of longtime director of football operations Jamie Speronis, South Carolina head football coach Will Muschamp has shuffled his administrative staff, promoting another longtime employee and making a new hire.

Robbie Liles, who is entering his 17th year at South Carolina, will be the Gamecocks new director of football operations. He has previously served as the director of player personnel, director of recruiting, director of high school relations and recruiting graduate assistant. Liles graduated from USC in 2001.

Directors of operations typically handle team’s travel schedules as well as manage several other administrative functions.

“I’m excited to move Robbie into this role,” Muschamp said in a statement released by the school. “He has been a key member of the Gamecocks’ football staff for many years and, in his new role, will be assisted by Kim Fields in the day-to-day operations and logistics of the program.”

Liles’ position will be filled by Matt Lindsey, 25, who has been with the Philadelphia Eagles the last two seasons. Before being the Eagles college scouting coordinator, Liles assisted in football recruiting for Alabama while an undergraduate at the school.

“Matt has a complete understanding of our operation from a recruiting standpoint,” Muschamp said. “He worked for four years in the recruiting department at Alabama and has now added the experience of working in the NFL. He will be a valuable addition to our staff.”

The Gamecocks also have hired Corey Miller, a former Byrnes High School player and Tennessee defensive lineman, as an assistant in the strength and conditioning program.