"After much deliberation, I have made a decision to go in a different direction with the offensive coordinator position on our football team", said Muschamp. On Tuesday morning, Thamel tweeted that Mike Bloomgren, Stanford's offensive coordinator, was expected to receive the job.
SC averaged 24.1 points per game (12th SEC) and 340.2 yards per game (12th SEC) this season.
Co-offensive coordinator/wide receivers coach Bryan McClendon will coordinate the Gamecocks' offense and call the plays for the 2018 Outback Bowl game versus MI.
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On Sunday, Muschamp would "not get into speculation" about Roper's future at SC.
As first reported by USA Today's Dan Wolken, Roper is not expected to be retained and an announcement could come as early as Wednesday along with any other staff changes.
After Bentley was named the starter, Carolina went 4-3 that year averaging just over 21 points per game. The Gamecocks also averaged only 340 total offensive yards, which was also 12th in the league. On the ground, rushed for 125.25 yards per game, which is 108th. For the most part, the opposite was true and now, Muschamp will hand the keys to the offense to someone else.