Will Muschamp booked a better-than-expected (by me, at least) 21st-ranked recruiting class after recording a better-than-expected 6-7 debut season at South Carolina.
Both of those tasks -- recruiting and winning games -- should be easier moving forward, as blueprints for a new $50 million, 110,000-square foot facility were presented by the Columbia Planning Commission earlier this week.
The planned facility lacks the frills of Clemson's new home but still represents a massive upgrade from the Gamecocks' current headquarters. The first floor of the new facility will contain a weight room, training, treatment and hydrotherapy areas, a locker room and a player's lounge. The second floor features a cardio area, coaches' offices, meeting rooms, video space and a dining area, with stretches indoors and outdoors.
South Carolina athletics director Ray Tanner told the Charleston Post & Courierthe new facility will be “impactful for the daily necessities of a college football player. So I would say there are going to be some bells and whistles, maybe not to the extent that you have heard at other places.”