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Muschamp Fires Roper....
someone has to take the fall...and it aint gonna be Will.....yet...

Muschamp fires offensive coordinator Kurt Roper ahead of bowl game

9:15 AM CT
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    Adam RittenbergESPN Staff Writer

South Carolina announced the firing of offensive coordinator Kurt Roper on Wednesday.
Co-offensive coordinator Bryan McClendon will call offensive plays for the Gamecocks in the Outback Bowl on Jan. 1 against Michigan. Coach Will Muschamp will not name Roper's replacement until after the bowl game.
Roper spent the past two seasons at South Carolina and also coached with Muschamp at Florida in 2014.
Roper was among the top candidates for the head-coaching vacancy at Rice, his alma mater, but the school is planning to hire Stanford offensive coordinator Mike Bloomgren. An official announcement is expected later Wednesday.
I don't know if this is just delaying the inevitable, a dumb move, scapegoating, or a genius move. I don't think Roper is deserving of the bad rap he seems to be getting. It's not Roper's fault that Debo Samuel went down early in the season with an injury - or that the cupboard is pretty bare offensively.

Roper had Duke's offense humming (which is no small task). You can say that Cutcliffe helps out a lot in that department, but the Co-ordinator obviously has some influence in how the offense does.

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