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Will Muschamp Retains Shawn Elliott




South Carolina’s new head football coach is retaining the man who led the program on an interim basis following the mid-season resignation of Steve Spurrier.

Will Muschamp announced the hiring of Shawn Elliott as the Gamecocks offensive line coach this week – headlining his second round of staff moves.

“I am pleased to keep Shawn on the staff,” Muschamp said. “He loves the University of South Carolina and has done a fantastic job here.”

Hired by Spurrier in January 2010 as the coordinator of the running game, Elliott was named co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach in 2012.  After taking over for Spurrier in mid-October, Elliott posted a 1-5 record as interim head coach – although his team played with a renewed intensity down the stretch.

Muschamp also announced the hiring of Jeff Dillman as the team’s new strength and conditioning coach.  Dillman held the same position for three years under Muschamp at Florida – and served as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Alabama this season.

Last week Muschamp announced the hiring of former Auburn standout Travaris Robinson as his defensive coordinator/ defensive backs coach and veteran South Carolina high school coach Bobby Bentley as his running backs coach.

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