What do UGA football players do after they finish ball?
They coach at South Carolina, it seems.
Gamecocks coach Will Muschamp announced this week that a fifth former UGA player was joining this year’s coaching staff at the SEC school.
Joe Cox, the former UGA quarterback, is the new tight ends coach at South Carolina. Cox is following new Gamecocks offensive coordinator Mike Bobo, as Cox coached under Bobo for four years at Colorado State.
If you’re keeping score, the five former UGA football players leading South Carolina are Muschamp, Bobo, Cox, receivers coach Bryan McClendon (who was demoted from offensive coordinator), and running backs coach Thomas Brown.
“Joe was with coach Bobo for five years at Colorado State,” Muschamp told The Post and Courier’s David Cloninger.
“It was very evident to me early in the process in talking to Mike about coming here that he wanted somebody to be with him that he trusts and understands his concepts and things he wants called.”
The “South Carolina Bulldogs” haven’t been too kind to their alma mater this past year, as the Muschamp-led Gamecocks beat UGA in one of college football’s biggest upsets. Perhaps just as infuriating to UGA fans were pictures of Muschamp celebrating the win with torn pieces of UGA’s hallowed hedges in his hands.