COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina coach Will Muschamp has struggled to build a running game. He's turning to one of Georgia's all-time leading rushers to turn that around.
Muschamp named former Bulldogs standout and assistant coach Thomas Brown to lead Gamecocks running backs this season , hopeful he can turn an area that's been near the bottom of the Southeastern Conference the past three years into one that vaults the Gamecocks into contention in the Eastern Division.
South Carolina has finished 12th, 11th and 10th in SEC rushing during Muschamp's three seasons. He believes Brown, who spent the past three seasons as Miami's offensive coordinator and running backs coach, can speed up the improvement. He is ninth all-time on Georgia's rushing list with 2,646 yards from 2004-07 and has coached productive backs like Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon in 2014 and the Georgia duo of Nick Chubb and Sony Michel in 2015.