Ex-Browns assistant Roper to join South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Will Muschamp's last offensive coordinator at Florida is joining South Carolina in a similar role.

New Gamecocks coach Muschamp said Monday he had hired Kurt Roper as co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Roper spent last season as an assistant for the Cleveland Browns. The NFL team dismissed head coach Mike Pettine and general manager Ray Farmer after finishing a 3-13 season Sunday.

Roper and former Georgia interim head coach Bryan McClendon will share coordinator duties.

Roper worked with Muschamp at Florida in 2014, then was let go after Muschamp's dismissal after that season. Roper also spent five seasons as Duke's offensive coordinator.

Muschamp was named South Carolina's coach last month, taking over the position after Steve Spurrier walked away in mid-season. Shawn Elliott was interim coach the final six games.

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