South Carolina’s Beamer gets almost $4M raise
Shane Beamer, who directed South Carolina to an eight-win season that included wins over Top-10 enemies Tennessee and Clemson, had his contract extended through 2027 and given a raise of almost $4 million each year after it was authorized by the board of trustees in a conference Friday afternoon.Beamer’s deal will
balance in the$ 6.5 million area yearly. He’s slated to make$6.125 million in 2023, and his salary will increase each year from there.The hefty raise signifies a major dedication to the 45-year-old Beamer and a strong show of support by the university in the instructions the program is headed under him. He was previously the lowest-paid head coach in the SEC at $2.75 million and among the lowest-paid in the Power 5 ranks.Beamer simply finished his 2nd straight winning season at South Carolina,
which had actually suffered through 2 successive losing seasons and 4 in the previous six years when he arrived. Beamer won 7 games in 2021 with 4 different beginning quarterbacks and followed that up by leading the Gamecocks to victories in seven of their last 9 regular-season games this previous season.South Carolina routed No. 5 Tennessee 63-38 at home and then beat in-state rival and No. 8 Clemson 31-30 on the roadway in the regular-season ending, snapping a seven-game losing streak versus the Tigers. It was the first time considering that 2013, Steve Spurrier’s next-to-last complete season, that the Gamecocks beat 2 Top-10 teams in the very same season. South Carolina ended the 2022 season with a 45-38 loss to No. 21 Notre Dame in the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl to complete 8-5. Beamer’s boost in pay of nearly $4 million per year will take him to connected for eighth in the SEC in income. Eleven of the 14 SEC coaches now
earn$6 million or more annually, and Tennessee’s Josh Heupel( $5 million )will quickly sign up with that club when his raise is completed. Beamer will also receive a bigger income swimming pool for his staff, which was a concern during the negotiations.The Gamecocks won eight regular-season games for only the 2nd time in the past nine years and beat 3 nationally ranked groups. They peaked at No. 19 in the last College Football Playoff rankings, the greatest ranking in program history.The momentum that Beamer has actually developed was particularly evident in the Gamecocks ‘presence. They offered out all 6 of their Saturday house games and ranked 16th nationally in home presence(75,785 ). The house ending versus Tennessee drew 79,041 fans to
Williams-Brice Stadium, which has a 77,591 seating capability. The Gator Bowl drew 67,383 fans, the biggest Gator Bowl crowd in 11 years, and officials estimated that 40,000 were South Carolina fans. The Gator Bowl crowd was likewise the largest of the 36 bowl games played through Dec. 31, that included the Orange Bowl and Sugar Bowl.On the recruiting front, South Carolina has actually assembled some extremely ranked classes under Beamer. The Gamecocks ‘2023 class during the early signing duration was No. 16 nationally. The 2022 class in the late duration was No. 17. South Carolina had several essential contributors from the 2022 team either get in the transfer portal or state for the NFL draft, however there’s optimism around the program that quarterback Spencer Rattler and receiver Antwane”Juice”Wells will return for the 2023 season.Beamer will also have a brand-new offending coordinator in 2023. Marcus Satterfield left for Nebraska to join Matt Rhule, and Beamer employed Dowell Loggains to replace him. Loggains was previously at Arkansas as tight ends coach, but spent the very first part of his career in the NFL, including offending organizer stints with the New York Jets, Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bears and Tennessee Titans.Beamer had
never been a head coach before getting the South Carolina job prior to the 2021 season, however worked as an assistant under a few of the larger names in the sport, including Steve Spurrier, Kirby Smart, Lincoln Riley, Phillip Fulmer, Sylvester Croom, and his father, Hall of Famer Frank Beamer.