Originally written on Fox Sports Carolinas  |  Last updated 11/14/14

COLUMBIA, SC - NOVEMBER 14: Head coach Steve Spurrier of the South Carolina Gamecocks reacts during their game against the Florida Gators at Williams-Brice Stadium on November 14, 2009 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier has always been a lightning rod of praisecriticism for existing TV networks. But on Wednesday, he took things a step further, trumpeting the merits of a sports network that doesn't launch until August: Fox Sports 1. During the Gamecocks' Pro Day, an outing that showcased talents like running back Marcus Lattimore, safety D.J. Swearinger, receiver Ace Sanders and linebacker DeVonte Holloman, among others, Spurrier lamented the absence of ESPN, a primary rights-holder for SEC football. In the same span, Spurrier also chided ESPN's extensive Pro Day coverage of USC, a program that fell woefully short of expectations last season debuting at No. 1 ... before stumbling to a 7-6 finish, including a desultory loss to Georgia Tech in the Sun Bowl. "I noticed both USCs had their pro timing day (Wednesday)," Spurrier told The State newspaper in South Carolina. "One of them finished No. 7 in the country last year, the other was not in the Top 25, ye...
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