Originally written on Race Review Online  |  Last updated 11/15/14

 

The articles listed below are courtesy of Life of a Gamecock and Adam Garrett. 

Darrin Horn is out.

The Gamecocks men's basketball coach is apparently out as the head coach of the South Carolina men's basketball team. Horn just completed his fourth season in Columbia but has seen his stock drop tremendously the past few seasons as Horn has had three straight losing seasons with the Gamecocks.

Darrin Horn came in with expectations of building a winner in Columbia and recruited the state of South Carolina well. Things started off great with a share of the SEC East in his first season in Columbia but everything slowly got worse the next three seasons before South Carolina finished this past year with a 10-21 record.

Horn's record the past three seasons are: 39-53 overall record, 13-35 SEC record.

This is with Horn going 5-11 in his second season in the SEC.

The remainder of the article can be read here.

The articles listed below are courtesy of Life of a Gamecock and Adam Garrett. 

 

By now everyone has heard the news.

Darrin Horn has been fired from his position as head coach of the South Carolina Gamecocks. A disappointing SEC record, continued under-development of players and lack of fan support were all part of the driving cause that led athletic director Eric Hyman to recommend that Darrin Horn be let go from his position.

Eric Hyman just finished up his press conference with the media and here are a few comments that I gathered from Hyman during today's press conference:
  • Hyman praised Darrin Horn for his commitment to academic success. Horn leaves the basketball team in much better shape than when he inherited it.
  • He also mentioned that the team had great character and this was in direct relation to Darrin Horn. This was a good group of young men that went about things the right way.
  • Hyman talked about wanting his programs to be nationally prominent and to compete for championships. He mentioned the football, baseball and women's basketball teams as examples.
  • He did say that there was no positive vibe coming from the program and there was no hope. He had to take this program in a different direction.
  • Hyman did say that he had to "swallow" the $2.4 million dollar buyout that Horn will receive since he was fired before April 1st. The athletic department has created a reserve fund of over $12 million dollars to help offset the cost of the buyout.
  • Eric Hyman said he talked to the players this morning and asked them what did they want in a head coach. He also told them that life is full of experiences and the successful people learn from them.

The remainder of the article can be read here.

The articles listed below are courtesy of Life of a Gamecock and Adam Garrett. 

 

There are two news of interest for Gamecock fans as we get ready to get back in football mode for the next month with spring practice starting Tuesday afternoon. The Gamecocks will look to build on their strong 2011 season that finished at 11-2 with a win over Nebraska in the Capital One Bowl.

 

Here are the updates:

It was reported by several people including Scott Hood of Gamecock Central that Corey Robinson has been moved back to the offensive line from defensive tackle. Robinson came in with high hopes as an offensive lineman a few years back but never put it together. His feetwork was too slow to handle the speed rush of the SEC and moved over to defensive tackle with hopes that his big size would create an advantage at tackle. Apparently, Robinson has made leaps and bounds this offseason in the weight room and his attitude has improved greatly. South Carolina is down a few offensive tackles this spring with Brock Stadnik and Mike Matulis on the sidelines with injury. This move could help bolster the offensive line and it gives another body to work through on spring practice. Hopefully this move will work out best for the offensive line and Corey Robinson.

 

 

The remainder of the article can be read here.

 

 

The articles listed below are courtesy of Life of a Gamecock and Adam Garrett. 

South Carolina Gamecock fans can be a vocal bunch at times.

 

You definitely saw that this season with the basketball team. They were not pleased with the progress of Darrin Horn and the Gamecocks over the past four seasons and vocally expressed an interest in finding a new men's basketball coach.

Your wish has been granted Gamecock fans.

Darrin Horn was fired Tuesday morning from the men's basketball coaching position at South Carolina. Now Eric Hyman is left with the task of finding a new coach to replace Horn and hopefully jumpstart a dormant program that has been to the NCAA tournament once since 2004.

 

The remainder of the article can be read here.


 

 

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