Saturday’s game vs. Kentucky is arguably the biggest of Will Muschamp’s career at South Carolina. Not only are the Gamecocks 1-3 this season, they’ve lost to the Cats five years straight, and if Kentucky manages to make it six, there’s a growing sense that Muschamp will be shown the door.
In his weekly press conference this morning, Muschamp was asked how much pressure he feels heading into this game.
“We have pressure every single week. Every single week there’s a lot of pressure. And you know what? There’s more pressure internally than there is externally, I can assure you of that.”
You can read between the lines of the coach speak there. When asked if Saturday is another “must win game,” Muschamp quipped that they all are — even the Gamecocks’ open date the following week.
“They’re all must win games. Every single game. You know what next week’s going to be — Well, we’re open — but the next week’s going to be? Must win. And we need to kick open’s ass too.”
As for Kentucky, Muschamp had plenty of praise for Mark Stoops, Sawyer Smith, Lynn Bowden, AJ Rose, and Kavosiey Smoke, the latter of whom he recruited himself. Nick Roush will have more on that as the week goes on, but until then, you can watch Muschamp’s remarks on Kentucky around the 6:30 mark below: