It has been a strange week for U of SC president Bob Caslen. Caslen did an interview with Scott Chancey from The Florence News. In that interview he said the following.
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.
Caslen then put out the following statement on Monday night.
“Let me set the record straight: Athletics Director Ray Tanner did not speak with anyone at Florida State University about coaching contracts,”
Scott Chancey recorded the interview. Listen to the full conversation below.
Caslen today released the following statement today.
“I misspoke and the mistake was mine,” Caslen said in the statement. “And I apologize for any confusion my comments have created with Gamecock fans or our program. Our Athletic Director and I support Will Muschamp, and we look forward to him being our coach next year and for seasons to come.”
Scott Chancey joins us at 3 to break it all down from start to finish.