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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
July 22, 2015  |  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
July 22, 2015  |  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
July 22, 2015  |  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
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Spurrier’s Advice To New Florida Coach Jim McElwain Is Simple

Steve Spurrier and Jim McElwain are among the group of SEC coaches at ESPN today for the network’s “Car Wash” programming. The South Carolina and Florida coaches even took a private jet to Bristol, Conn., together.  This afternoon, the two coaches appeared on a College Football Live segment together. Spurrier, who coached in Gainesville, Fla., from 1990-2001, was asked if...
Via College Spun
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Florida’s Jim McElwain, South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier Flying On Private Jet To ESPN Together

A number of the SEC’s football coaches will be in Bristol, Conn., today, for ESPN’s “Car Wash” for college football coaches. They’ll appear on SportsCenter and many of the network’s other programs.  Jim McElwain and Steve Spurrier decided to save some money and fly up to Connecticut together.  Here’s the Florida and South Carolina coaches on a private jet together...
Via College Spun
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

South Carolina Football: Louisiana CB Tre Jackson Follows In Dad’s Footsteps, Commits To Play For Steve Spurrier

In the early 1990s, Jack Jackson was an explosive wide receiver and return man for Steve Spurrier’s high-octane Florida teams.  Fast forward some 20-plus years, and Jackson’s son is prepared to follow his father’s footsteps and suit up for the Head Ball Coach. Tre Jackson, a three-star cornerback out of Baton Rouge (La.) University Lab, committed to play for Spurrier at the...
Via College Spun
July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Bret Bielema’s Response To Steve Spurrier Saying Arkansas Was Doing “Cartwheels” After 7-6 Is Hilarious and Awesome

Bret Bielema has given us the best quote of SEC Media Days.  On Tuesday, Steve Spurrier did some trolling of Arkansas and Tennessee. The South Carolina coach said the Volunteers and the Razorbacks were doing “cartwheels” after achieving the same record as the Gamecocks in 2014 – 7-6. Tennessee’s Butch Jones responded to that claim yesterday.  Bielema has responded today...
Via College Spun
July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Spurrier Commends South Carolina For Removing Confederate Flag

After hanging for more than 50 years, the Confederate flag at South Carolina’s State House finally was taken down July 9 amid protests following last month’s tragic shooting at a Charleston church. The state’s decision to remove the flag received plenty of praise, and South Carolina football coach Steve Spurrier joined that chorus Tuesday. Spurrier had adamantly opposed the...
Via NESN.com
July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Bloguin Top 50: No. 33 — South Carolina

South Carolina Gamecocks 2014 Record: 7-6 overall, 3-5 SEC (Beat Miami in the Independence Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Can the Gamecocks regain their mojo after a down season? Success didn’t come easily for Steve Spurrier at South Carolina. His first five seasons in Columbia netted a 35-28 overall record with a 18-22 SEC record. Many wondered if Spurrier’s best days were behind...
Via The Student Section
July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Steve Spurrier At Arby’s, A Tradition Unlike Any Other

He’s back! Roughly two years after former South Carolina star Jadeveon Clowney took this epic photo of Steve Spurrier at Arby’s after SEC Media Days, the Head Ball Coach returned to his fast food stomping grounds. Gamecock kicker Elliott Fry documented the trip.  #tradition #arbys pic.twitter.com/vZIQcTKugQ — Elliott fry (@elliott_fry22) July 14, 2015 We can only hope this...
Via College Spun
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Tennessee’s Butch Jones Responds To Steve Spurrier’s “Cartwheels” Dig

Steve Spurrier began his time at SEC Media Days this morning by trolling Tennessee and Arkansas, saying the two programs were doing “cartwheels” after achieving a 7-6 season like the Gamecocks did.  Volunteers’ coach Butch Jones has responded to the dig.  No, Tennessee’s program was not doing cartwheels.  UT’s Jones responds to Spurrier dig: “We didn’t do cartwheels...
Via College Spun
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier Trolls Arkansas, Tennessee At SEC Media Days

The SEC Media Days technically started yesterday, but they don’t really begin until Steve Spurrier is trolling other programs.  They’ve now begun. This morning at his introductory meeting with reporters, Spurrier took a shot at Arkansas and Tennessee, saying there are people affiliated with those programs “doing cartwheels” over the 7-6 seasons they achieved in 2014. South...
Via College Spun
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier Gives Fantastic Quote When Asked About Retirement

Steve Spurrier, 70, has been a football coach for three-plus decades.  The South Carolina coach plans on being around for a while longer, too.  This morning, at SEC Media Days in Alabama, Spurrier said he has “no plans on (quitting).”  Spurrier notes “there’s 2 people running for president, Hillary & Trump, the same age as me… I have no plans on quitting.” ...
Via College Spun
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Photos: Steve Spurrier Has Arrived At SEC Media Days and He’s Wearing Sunglasses Indoors Like A Boss

Steve Spurrier and his South Carolina contingent have arrived at SEC Media Days in Hoover, Ala.  The Gamecocks’ coach arrived wearing sunglasses and, like a cool person, did not take his sunglasses off once he got indoors.  Spurrier is set to speak in roughly 30 minutes.  The Gamecocks have arrived #SECMD15 pic.twitter.com/sYsxpgrsF3 — Alyssa Lang WLTX (@AlyssaLang) July...
Via College Spun
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: South Caroline unveils new Under Armour gloves

The South Carolina Gamecocks will have some fancy new gear for the 2015 college football season. The back of the gloves feature the team’s signature red and black colors, while the palm of the gloves will feature the team logo. South Carolina’s equipment department released a photo of the new gloves on Monday. Check them out below. Can't wait to see the @UnderArmour Swarm gloves...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Gamecocks top signee Johnson fails to qualify, headed to JUCO

The South Carolina Gamecocks received some disappointing news Tuesday, as four-star cornerback Octavis Johnson informed the team of his plans to enroll in prep school and will not be a member of the football team this fall, according to 247 Sports.Johnson plans on returning to the Gamecocks, pending he makes the grades to become eligible, in January as a member of the 2016 recruiting...
Via Fox Sports
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: South Carolina unveils new indoor facility

Top of the line athletic facilities can often make an impact during the recruiting process, so it is no surprise that schools take to social media to share photos of their new venues as soon as they become available. That is exactly what the South Carolina Gamecocks have done now that they have a brand new indoor facility. While the facility is not 100 percent complete, the turf...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

South Carolina Football: SC Releases Photos Of The Gamecocks’ New Indoor Facility

Earlier in 2015, South Carolina football tweeted out a picture of a new indoor facility that was in the works. It looks like some serious progress has been made in the few months since. In the past 24 hours, South Carolina has posted a few photos that show that the facility is almost complete. The turf has even been installed. It’s getting closer…. #Gamecocks #HereSC pic.twitter...
Via College Spun
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

South Carolina Football: TE Will Register Becomes The First Member Of South Carolina’s 2017 Recruiting Class

While the 2016 recruiting cycle is far from over, teams are already compiling early commitments for 2017. The South Carolina Gamecocks just landed their first member of that class, in tight end Will Register, who is from the town of Chapin, about 25 miles outside of Columbia. Register made the announcement official on Twitter. Just committed to the University of South Carolina....
Via College Spun
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Raymond Doby commits to South Carolina

Three-star forward Raymond Doby of St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy in Delafield, Wisconsin, near Milwaukee, has committed to South Carolina. The decision was reported to Scott Phillips of NBC Sports’ College Basketball Talk. The 6-foot-7 Doby had previously committed to DePaul University, but was released from his letter of intent this spring and visited South Carolina...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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