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Video: South Carolina Football Releases Pump-Up Video For 2014 Season, “Here, We Were Raised To Battle”

Expectations will once again be quite high for the South Carolina football team come fall. The Gamecocks lost their most talented player in Jadeveon Clowney, their quarterback in Connor Shaw, and a handful of other starters. But the majority of the preseason top 25 polls will still include South Carolina, which will likely be ranked in the top 15. The Columbia, S.C. school is pretty...
Via College Spun
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

South Carolina beats Clemson to 4-star QB commitment

South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier garnered himself another dual-threat quarterback when he got the commitment of 4-star dual-threat quarterback Lorenzo Nunez. Nunez, who hails from Kennesaw, GA, is considered the eighth-best dual threat QB in the country, and best in the state at his position. He is considered the 199th best overall play in the country and 19th best in Georgia...
Via SEC Football Blog
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Jadeveon Clowney cries upon being made first overall pick

Jadeveon Clowney probably had a strong idea that he was going to be the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft, but that still didn’t keep him from breaking down emotionally over the surreal moment. Upon being announced as the first overall pick, Clowney began to cry. The former South Carolina defensive end will […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

The 10 Most Delusional Fan Bases In College Sports

Tenacious fandom is synonymous with college sports. But as everyone knows, delusional fandom is just as prevalent. Whether teams’ fans are living in the past or they see their school as the greatest program in the history of the sport — that type of thinking is widespread. Having delusional fans isn’t necessarily an indication of an underachieving program; there can be success...
Via College Spun
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals Sign CB Victor Hampton

  The Bengals have signed rookie free agent CB Victor Hampton to a contract on Tuesday, according to his agent Angelo Wright. Jordan Raanan of NJ.com reported earlier in the day that Hampton was set to workout for the Giants later this week. Hampton wound up going undrafted, which could have had something to do with an April arrest for his involvement in nightclub fight....
Via NFL Trade Rumors
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Sumlin worried South Carolina will be really good

The first major game of the 2014 college football season features Texas A&M and South Carolina. The Aggies and the Gamecocks will meet in Columbia, S.C. on Thursday, Aug. 28 at 6 p.m.  It’s the first matchup of the two schools since Texas A&M joined the SEC, meaning it’s also the first bout between Aggies’ coach Kevin Sumlin and South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier...
Via College Spun
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier Has Never Lost A Round Of Golf To One Of His Players

At this point in his career, Steve Spurrier is nearly as synonymous with the game of golf as he is football.  Earlier this offseason, the South Carolina coach was asked if he had begun to focus on his team’s first opponent of the season, Texas A&M. In classic Spurrier form, the 69-year-old coach responded, “No, I am ready to turn my focus on golf tomorrow.”  So, it should...
Via College Spun
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Spurrier: A Lot Of People Advised South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney To Sit Out 2013 Season

Few future No. 1 NFL Draft picks received more criticism than Jadeveon Clowney did during his final college football season. The South Carolina defensive end had a modest junior campaign–three sacks and 11.5 tackles for loss–but he played in only 11 of the Gamecock’s 13 games, causing some to believe he was playing it safe with the NFL in mind.  Clowney has said that wasn’t...
Via College Spun
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Steve Spurrier Gets Really Excited When Former QB Stephen Garcia Asks Him A Question At Media Days

If you want to experience journalism when it’s most entertaining, go to SEC Media Days. Even if you’re not a reporter, apply for credentials to the event. You’ll probably be accepted. This year, the conference credentialed 1,100 people.  The combination of the SEC’s coaches, top players, and thousand-plus “media” types results in a ton of lively moments. One occurred...
Via College Spun
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

The Genius of Spurrier lies with his psychological tactics

HOOVER, Ala. -- The genius of Steve Spurrier wasn't in the way he drew laughs from the collected writers Tuesday at SEC Media Days, name-dropping Davy Crockett when discussing the Alamo or divulging a booster taking him to the Bahamas "on his jet airplane, on his yacht, pretty good trip." At the same time, the genius wasn't in how he managed to knock South Carolina...
Via Fox Sports South
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Spurrier on his time in the NFL: “That was not a real good idea”

South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier is always a great source for some interesting quotes and he didn’t disappoint at today’s SEC media day when he admitted that it was a bad move when he jumped to the NFL to coach the Redskins. Spurrier on his trip to the NFL: "That was not a real good idea." — Hugh Kellenberger (@HKellenbergerCL) July 15, 2014 I think everyone...
Via Pro Football Zone
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

South Carolina’s A.J. Cann Suggests That College Players Would Play Harder If They Were Paid

It is one of the hottest topics in college sports, so any big media event, like this week’s SEC Media Days, will bring questions about paying college athletes. While most players and coaches, depending on their level of candor, will dance around this delicate subject, South Carolina’s A.J. Cann seems to take after his head coach Steve Spurrier a bit.  The All-SEC guard and Gamecocks...
Via College Spun
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Photos: South Carolina Equipment Unveils Custom Under Armour “Blur Speed” Cleat

Today’s a big day for South Carolina Gamecocks football. Steve Spurrier had his turn at the podium for SEC Media Days, SEC Network and ESPN released an exciting promo for the Gamecocks’ season kick-off game against Texas A&M, and now USC equipment is showing off some slick new cleats for the 2014 season. Expect many Gamecock skill position players to sport these new Under...
Via College Spun
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: ESPN’s Making A Documentary About Steve Spurrier, Check Out The Trailer

College football will miss Steve Spurrier. The coach isn’t gone yet, but at 69 years old, the time when Spurrier will walk away from the game is likely soon to come.  Few college coaches have had as successful–and entertaining–careers as the current South Carolina coach, who spent more than a decade leading Florida, winning a national championship with the Gators in 1996....
Via College Spun
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

South Carolina CB Ahmad Christian to join Utes this fall, sit out one year

Former South Carolina cornerback Ahmad Christian will transfer to Utah this fall and be eligible to play in 2015, he told The Tribune by phone Wednesday night. As a redshirt sophomore last season, Christian was credited with 18 tackles, two pass break-ups and one forced fumble. He played in every regular-season game and started once, against Georgia in Week Two. It was reported...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Spurrier On Clemson’s Swinney: “Dabo Still Thinks There Are 9 Planets Out There”

South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier, never one to hold back, is really giving the media some fantastic quotes Tuesday morning. The latest involves Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney and an amusing line that he dropped yesterday. Monday afternoon, Swinney, when comparing the two coaches, made the claim that they were “from different planets”. He playfully threw out a “he...
Via College Spun
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 SEC Preview: Can South Carolina FINALLY win a SEC title?

Despite all the talk that comes out of Steve Spurrier's mouth, there one thing that's for certain about his South Carolina Gamecocks: They've never won a SEC title under him. Sure, they went there in 2010. But they lost, and despite Spurrier's annoyance at the schedule, they haven't been back since.  But this year the Gamecocks are favored for the SEC East. Can...
Via SEC Football Blog
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Oh Stephen Garcia, you crazy rascal

Earlier today, former South Carolina Gamecocks quarterback and lightning rod Stephen Garcia took part in a Reddit AMA (ask me anything) with his bookie cousin Ty (yeah, I’m not making that up). Garcia started off the festivities by saying, “We just pulled up to the bar in Orlando, getting our minds right with some bourbon. We’ll be back at 2 p.m. to answer your questions....
Via The Student Section
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Can we please see Steve Spurrier in one more big New Year’s bowl game before it is too late?

Steve Spurrier has not coached a team in a big time, traditional New Years Day bowl game since romping Maryland 56-23 in the 2002 Orange Bowl. It is hard to believe so much time has passed by since one of the most quotable coaches in the sport of college football has had a chance to shine on such a big stage, but now is the time for that void to be filled. Spurrier needs to lead...
Via The Student Section
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Spurrier Not Happy With Preseason All-SEC Teams, Thinks More Gamecocks Should’ve Been Honored

The preseason All-SEC teams were released last week during the conference’s media days. South Carolina was not represented very well.  The Gamecocks had no players selected to the conference’s first team, three players on the second team–running back Mike Davis, offensive linemen A.J. Cann and Corey Robinson–and one player on the third team–defensive back Brison Williams...
Via College Spun
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Friendly rivals: Will Muschamp, Steve Spurrier find common bonds

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The voice from the back of the building was unmistakable. The greeting style, too. ''Hey, there's my man,'' said the former Gators coach to the current one. ''You ready to do some more talking?'' It was shortly after 6:30 a.m. Tuesday when Florida coach Will Muschamp walked through the front doors of Eagle Aviation at the Columbia...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: This South Carolina Hype Video Will Fire Up Gamecock Fans For The 2014 Season

Last week, a guy by the username of Atlanta SportsGuy made an awesome Georgia hype video and put it on Youtube. Today, he’s at it again, making a pump up vid for Georgia’s SEC East rivals, South Carolina. Like the Georgia one, it is awesome. The video has a bevy of highlights from the Gamecocks’ fantastic 2013 campaign, which saw the team go 11-2 and end the season as the No...
Via College Spun
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Spurrier's comments hilarious taken out of context

Yesterday, WYFF News in Greenville, South Carolina did a story on how South Carolina football coach Steve Spurrier approaches the team’s annual game with in-state rival Clemson. It mentioned that while the Tigers put a major emphasis on The Palmetto Bowl, Spurrier tries to stress to the Gamecocks that no matter how big the game is, at the end of the day, it’s no more important...
Via College Spun
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Spurrier Had An Unfortunate Choice Of Words At Presser

South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier gave everyone a great sound bite to play from this presser that was taken out of context. Obviously this Vine makes it seem like he was talking about something completely different and something that was wildly inappropriate. Spurrier was referring to the “Beat Clemson” signs that were hanging all […] The post Steve Spurrier Had An Unfortunate...
Via Diehardsport
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Creative Editing Makes South Carolina Head Coach Seem Like a Really, Really 'Hands-On' Coach

South Carolina knows it has a good coach in Steve Spurrier. Year in and year out he field a competitive team that at the least makes every game interesting and fun to watch. Yeah, an SEC championship or three and a national title would be nice, but a there are a lot of fan bases that wish their team was competitive.What's the secret? I don't know, but if you believe what...
Via FatManWriting
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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