South Carolina AD Asks FSU For Buyout Advice

South Carolina reached out to Florida State to ask for advice on dealing with a big buyout, South Carolina president Robert Caslen told The Morning News in Florence.

University of South Carolina President Robert Caslen said Monday he has not asked Florida State how it came up with money to fire football coach Willie Taggart earlier this month and pay him a buyout worth a little more than $18 million.
“No, but our athletic director (Ray Tanner) has,” Caslen said during an interview session at the Morning News. “And they’ve got a whole lot more money in their athletic endowment than we do. I know that, for a fact.”

Head coach Will Muschamp and the Gamecocks are 4-7 on the year and will not make a bowl game. South Carolina plays Clemson November 30th.