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South Carolina newcomers look to boost defense

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) New defensive tackle Ulric Jones can't wait to make an impact at South Carolina. And he's not the only one as the Gamecocks open practice Tuesday. Jones, a 6-foot-5, 300-pound lineman, is among several new faces seeking a spot this fall to fix one of the team's weaknesses a year ago. The Gamecocks were among one of the fiercest defensive lines in the Southeastern...
Via AP on Fox
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

South Carolina WR Pharoh Cooper called ‘game changer’

South Carolina may have lost two key offensive players in quarterback Dylan Thompson and running back Mike Davis to the NFL, but head coach Steve Spurrier can take solace in the fact that standout wide receiver Pharoh Cooper is still on the team. In fact, Cooper’s abilities turned so many heads last season that Matt Brown of Sports on Earth went so far as to name him the No. 63...
Via Campus Sports Net
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

South Carolina 2015 Fall Camp Preview and Key Position Battles to Watch

The South Carolina Gamecocks are a program at a crossroads. Twelve months ago Gamecocks fans watched previews on the SEC Network predicting an 11-1...
Via Athlon Sports
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Get hyped for the 2015 South Carolina season with this new highlight video

The South Carolina Gamecocks obviously didn't live up to the hype last season finishing their 2014 campaign at 7-6, however the program appears to be re-energized following a strong finish to their season capped by the bowl win over Miami. With their coach's future being questioned and outsiders expected the state of the program to rapidly decline, don't be surprised if the Gamecocks...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

South Carolina gains commit from four-star DE Jordan Smith

The Gamecocks are on a roll in recruiting, following a weekend of four commitments, South Carolina gained another pledge from defensive end Jordan Smith Wednesday.  Smith is rated as a four-star prospect by 247Sports Composite rankings and has an offer sheet to prove it, as Alabama, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Michigan State, Ohio State and Tennessee are just a few of the schools...
Via Fox Sports
6 days 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...
Via College Spun
8 days 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
8 days 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
8 days 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
9 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
10 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
Via Leftover Hot Dog
11 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
13 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...
Via Campus Sports Net
13 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
13 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
13 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville Lands Three-Star Linebacker From South Carolina

Photo: @_tb44Just one day after the verbal commitment of four star quarterback Jawon Pass, Bobby Petrino landed a verbal pledge from another class of 2016 prospect. T.J. Brunson, a 6-foot, 220-pound, inside linebacker from Columbia, S.C., committed to Louisville on Friday evening. He made the announcement via his Twitter account. Blessed and honored to continue my education and...
Via The Cardinal Connect
16 days ago  |  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
20 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Spurrier Makes Policy on Domestic Violence Crystal Clear

Stories about football players and domestic violence are not hard to find in the media. It is a horrible crime that there can never be an excuse for and should never be tolerated. However, when football players are involved it is not uncommon for excuses to be made and the behavior tolerated. Such was the case in Oklahoma (Joe Mixon). Florida State has dismissed one player, but has...
Via FatManWriting
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Best Quotes from Steve Spurrier at SEC Media Days

Steve Spurrier is a national treasure. The Head Ball Coach showed up at SEC Media Days ready to drop bombs, and he most certainly did. Spurrier addressed plenty of his favorite targets He opened with a jab at the longtime members of the SEC media: Spurrier: "I see a lot of familiar faces out there. I figure a bunch of you guys would have retired by now." — Dan Wolken (@DanWolken...
Via Sportsnaut
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Former San Francisco 49er Marcus Lattimore on brief NFL career: “It was hell.”

Marucs Lattimore will always be remembered as one of the most dynamic players in South Carolina Gamecocks history As a freshman in 2010, Lattimore burst onto the scene, rushing for 1,197 yards and 17 TDs and became an overnight top 5 NFL draft pick. He had NFL scouts salivating over the possibility of him joining one of their franchises. And then he tore his knee in 2011. And again...
Via EndZoneScore
24 days ago  |  Discuss

South Carolina Gamecocks 2015 Preview and Prediction

South Carolina’s season was lost in essence before the first Saturday of the season. The Gamecocks lost 52-28 at home to Texas A&M on the...
Via Athlon Sports
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

South Carolina Gamecocks 2015 Spring Football Preview

The last time South Carolina lost six games in a season was back in 2009. After unprecedented success and 42 wins from 2010-13, the Gamecocks...
Via Athlon Sports
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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