South Carolina has moved quickly to find a new head coach, with the school reportedly set to hire Oklahoma assistant head coach Shane Beamer.
Since winning 11 games in three consecutive years from 2011 to 2013 under Steve Spurrier, the Gamecocks have won more than seven games once in the past seven years. They have finished fourth or lower in the SEC East six times during that span.
Beamer, 43, was born in Charleston, South Carolina. He has been an assistant coach for the past 20 years since getting his start as a graduate assistant at Georgia Tech in 2000. He spent four seasons as an assistant on Spurrier's staff in South Carolina from 2007 to 2010.
Since January 2018, Beamer has coached tight ends and halfbacks under OU head coach Lincoln Riley.