Josh Kendall

Will Muschamp explains biggest difference in SEC coaching

South Carolina head football coach Will Muschamp didn’t want to offer any advice to new Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt this week.

“He’ll be alright,” Muschamp said. “I’m not going to give him any advice.”

However, Muschamp did have some generic advice for coaches who might be entering college football’s most passionate conference.

“As much as anything, what’s different in our league is the recruiting element,” Muschamp said. “It’s 24/7, 365 and you have to be involved or it will get away from you. That’s what a lot of coaches who come in our league don’t always understand is that side of it.”

Muschamp will enter his third season as South Carolina’s head coach, and seventh season as an SEC head coach, this fall.

“The recruiting element of it, controlling your roster, making sure the depth or your roster is where it needs to be, that’s the hard thing about being a coach in our league because it’s so competitive,” Muschamp said. “It’s not just what happens on Saturday afternoon. It’s what all leads to Saturday afternoon to me that is the biggest learning curve.”

Muschamp is 43-32 overall as a head coach and 15-11 at South Carolina. He is 25-23 in the SEC while with the Gamecocks and Florida.