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Spurrier's commitment leads to four recruits doing the same over the weekend

The Old Ball Coach's pledge to stick around Columbia in his abrupt news conference last week was seen by many as a desperate attempt to fight off negative recruiting and bad press concerning his age, but the results certainly don't lie, as South Carolina landed four commitments over the weekend.  The first prospect to commit was 247Sports Composite three-star defensive back Chris...
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ex-South Carolina Star Marcus Lattimore Says Gamecocks’ Backfield Is “Ridiculous”

Former South Carolina star Marcus Lattimore was an electrifying running back before injuries derailed his career. If anyone knows what good running backs look like, he does. According to Lattimore, the current South Carolina backfield of Brandon Wilds, Dave Williams and Shon Carson is more than enough to make up for the loss of 2015 NFL Draft pick Mike Davis.  This backfield is...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Steve Spurrier to coach six more years with Fromm commit?

Class of 2017 four-star quarterback Jake Fromm has South Carolina on his radar, along with  Ole Miss and Alabama, and Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier appears to be ready to go the extra mile in order to land the prized recruit out of Houston County High School in Warner Robins, Georgia, near Macon. According to 247 Sports, as reported by College Spun, Spurrier has told Fromm...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier Tells 4-Star Quarterback Jake Fromm He Will Coach 6 More Years If He Commits

Steve Spurrier really wants four-star quarterback Jake Fromm, a 2017 recruit out of Georgia, to play for his South Carolina Gamecocks. How badly? Enough to push back any possible retirement plans. According to 247Sports, Spurrier told Fromm that if he commits to South Carolina, he will coach for another six years. During an official visit with the Gamecocks on Friday, Class of 2017...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

SEC Fallout: Steve Spurrier, Les Miles, Kyle Allen and Kyler Murray, and more.

Welcome to the Fallout - SEC edition.  I'll Stand By You. Buddy Martin defends South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier against critics of the Head Ball Coach's now-infamous tirade last week. Martin is co-writing Spurrier's autobiography, which is scheduled for release in the summer of 2016. (Southern Pigskin)Break On Through to the Other Side. Jim Weber predicts Tennessee will...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

4-star DB Marlon Character picks South Carolina

Class of 2016 four-star defensive back Marlon Character, out of Atlanta’s Grady High School, has committed to the South Carolina Gamecocks. Woody Wommack of Rivals.com reported Character’s decision on Twitter. #Rivals250 Atlanta (Ga.) Grady DB Marlon Character tells me he has committed to South Carolina http://t.co/9spbrFH64T pic.twitter.com/HkpwNiqqFo — Woody Wommack (@RivalsWoody...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

South Carolina Picks Up Commit From Four-Star 2016 OLB

The South Carolina Gamecocks picked up a big commit from this four-star outside linebacker in the 2016 class.
Via Gamedayr
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Gamecocks moving on from last year's defensive problems

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina linebacker T.J. Holloman likes having short-term memory, particularly when it comes to the Gamecocks dismal showing on defense last season. Holloman said Friday that South Carolina defenders have put their problems in the past and approach the start of practice in less than two weeks with renewed energy and a strong commitment to improve. Things...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Thin-skinned Steve Spurrier can't take his own heat

Steve Spurrier sure is a master of dishing out the barbs. Taking criticism, though, might be another story. Bruce Feldman and Stewart Mandel are joined by Paul Myerberg on The Audible, where they discuss: * The South Carolina coach's spur-of-the-moment press conference to debunk retirement talk * Why Angry Spurrier is the best version of the Ol' Ball Coach * Whether the media gives...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Finebaum: I was embarassed for ‘crazy uncle’ Spurrier

South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier has been finding himself in the headlines since SEC Media Days. Spurrier addressed his future during the event and for some reason continued to keep talking about it. Spurrier even called an impromptu press conference to address his “enemies” in the media. It was a bizarre situation, but in the end, Spurrier wanted to leave no...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

South Carolina Football: Video: Paul Finebaum Says Steve Spurrier Turned Age Issue From “Dead Story Into A 2 Day Story”

ESPN/SEC Network analyst Paul Finebaum never pulls punches when it comes to college football, and during an interview with Chris Mannix on The Dan Patrick Show today, he let loose on South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier. After Spurrier called an impromptu press conference on Wednesday to address concerns about his age and bash members of the media who have speculated that his...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Steve Spurrier’s Rant Gets Laugh Track

Let Campus Insiders show you what the Head Ball Coach’s rant about South Carolina’s “enemies” would sound like if it were filmed in front of a live studio audience.
Via Leftover Hot Dog
5 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 South Carolina Gamecocks Football Preview

Campus Insiders’ Pete Fiutak breaks down the Gamecocks including his keys to the season, key stats, plus his predicted order of finish for 2015. Check it out… Please enable Javascript to watch this video
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Gamecocks' Cooper responds to Clemson QB Watson's guarantee

In case you hadn't noticed, South Carolina and Clemson don't like each other a whole lot -- and that rivalry goes year-round.Clemson quarterback DeShaun Watson, who led the Tigers to a win over the Gamecocks last year as a freshman, made a bold proclamation earlier this offseason when he said "(A)s long as I’m the starting quarterback here, I’m not going to lose to South Carolina...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

A Gators thing: McElwain gets to know Spurrier

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Jim McElwain and Steve Spurrier had met prior to Tuesday morning when they shook hands shortly after sunrise. When you coach ball long enough -- they have more than 65 years of coaching experience between them -- you are more than likely to cross paths at some point. If not for a game, then maybe at a bowl event or coaching clinic or somewhere on the road recruiting...
Via Fox Sports Florida
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Spurrier should remember Bear Bryant’s ‘enemies’

Steve Spurrier has received criticism for still coaching South Carolina at age 70, and a report by Jeremy Henderson of The Sporting News suggests that Spurrier should take a lesson from Bear Bryant, who was just shy of the same age when he stepped down at Alabama. Speaking to Henderson, SEC expert Paul Finebaum shared a story regarding Bryant and how “enemies” of his essentially...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurrier: Not too old to coach, will be around 'a long time'

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina football coach Steve Spurrier has once again reiterated that he is not too old at 70 to coach the Gamecocks. Spurrier repeated his position in response to reports that time is catching up with him on the sidelines, saying Wednesday that he is not leaving South Carolina. The coach made similar comments last week during the Southeastern Conference...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurrier not retiring, reaffirms commitment to Gamecocks

University of South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier set the Twitterverse and the rest of the sports world abuzz when he called a press conference Wednesday afternoon on short notice. The first thought that ran through everyone’s mind, of course, was that the “Head Ball Coach” may be stepping down, but, according to ESPN’s Chris Low, that is definitely not the case. Instead...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

(Watch) Spurrier calls impromptu press conference to silence retirement talk

Steve Spurrier has apparently had it up to here with talk of his retirement, so he scheduled an impromptu press conference for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.  Twitter quickly scrambled to find the reason for the press conference, with many asking the same question Spurrier is attempting to squash: Is he going to announce his retirement? No. Not today boys and girls, the Ole Ball Coach is...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier On Media “Enemies” Writing About His Age: “I’m Sick Of It”

Last Tuesday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ran a piece titled “The great Spurrier is surely nearing an end.” We’re not sure if South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier just came across Mark Bradley’s piece today, but he called a last minute press conference this afternoon to reaffirm his commitment to South Carolina and address the elephant in the room, his age, which...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Steve Spurrier Is “Not Retiring” From South Carolina, Wants To Reaffirm Commitment To Program

Steve Spurrier caused quite a panic on Twitter this afternoon when it was announced that the South Carolina football coach is holding a press conference at 4:30 p.m. E.T. The reason for the press conference was originally unknown.  There’s no reason to panic, though, Gamecock fans.  ESPN’s Chris Low says he’s spoken to Spurrier, who is “not retiring” and wants to simply...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurrier calls 4:30pm press conference

South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier has called a press conference for 4:30pm today, and it has the sports world wondering. Word is, the “Head Ball Coach” has something to share with the rest of us, but no one knows for sure what that may be. Retirement? Stay tuned. Can’t get enough of Campus Sports? Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to stay updated with...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

South Carolina Football: Steve Spurrier Has Called A 4:30 PM Press Conference For Undisclosed Reasons

Well, this one has us intrigued. South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier has called a press conference for 4:30 p.m. for unspecified reasons.  Steve Spurrier has called a press conference for 4:30 p.m. Might be nothing, but an hour and 15 minutes of advance notice seems…odd. — Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) July 22, 2015 We’re told Spurrier has something to get off his...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Spurrier comments on South Carolina domestic violence & drug policies

Domestic violence has become a hot-button issue in the sports world over the past year, and South Carolina Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier was happy to discuss it on ESPN’s Mike and Mike, as was reported by Robby Kalland of CBS Sports. Naturally, Spurrier did not hold anything back. I have had that rule I think every year I’ve been at South Carolina, so 10 years, and we have...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

McElwain, Gators pick up Spurrier on their way to ESPN event

New Florida coach Jim McElwain continued a nice tradition by picking up former Gators and current South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier on the way to ESPN's studios for the networks SEC "Car Wash" event Tuesday. ESPN reported that Florida officials had no issue with Spurrier flying on the team plane, even if he is no longer affiliated with the university. "They asked, 'Was there any...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss
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