The Sooners didn’t make their way to Morgantown to play West Virginia over the weekend but assistant head coach Shane Beamer did make his way to a big-time job interview. According to David Cloninger of The Post and Courier, Beamer’s interview with South Carolina went well. He went on to say that Oklahoma’s Tight Ends and H-Backs coach feels “very good” about his chances to become the next head coach of the Gamecocks.
It’s important to note that an offer has not yet been made to Beamer but the reports are that USC athletic director Ray Tanner would like to make a decision by Saturday.
Shane Beamer is no stranger to South Carolina. A native of the Palmetto State, Beamer served as the cornerbacks coach at South Carolina from 2007-08, then served as its linebackers coach/special teams coordinator from 2009-10. This would definitely serve as a homecoming should the Gamecocks pull the trigger and make the hire.
Interestingly, it also appears that South Carolina is flirting with current West Virginia head coach Neal Brown as the other candidate for the vacant coaching position. It looks like one way or the other USC’s coaching hire could impact the Big 12.
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