South Carolina Gamecocks coach Will Muschamp spoke with reporters after the 38-3 loss to Clemson on Saturday afternoon at Williams-Brice Stadium.
Opening statement: “Frustrating day to end a frustrating year. Take the first half — great goal line stand and you come out and throw an interception on third-down, to give them a short field. Third-downs killed us in the first half, defensively. It was pretty evident. … Whether it was (Trevor Lawrence’s) legs our arm. We’ve got to get off the field in those crtical situations on third-down. … You have to make those routine plays when you play a good team. Latter half of the season, we struggled offensively. I don’t think we’re far off. I think we’ve got a good, young talented roster. We have some good players in our program. I’m extremely frustrated for them.
“We’ve got to make some changes moving forward. I’m not addressing anything (right now), as far as that’s concerned, so don’t ask.
“We need to get better. We had a great crowd today and I appreciate the positivity of our fans. I know they’re frustrated and we are, too. We will be better moving forward. Looking forward to getting started recruiting (on Sunday).”