South Carolina Rumors & News

  • South Carolina's Connor Mitch to transfer

    The State "South Carolina’s quarterback competition was whittled down by one Friday. Junior quarterback Connor Mitch, who won last year’s preseason competition for the starting quarterback job, will graduate from the university this summer and transfer to another school to finish his playing career, the..." May 21

  • South Carolina picks up 4-star athlete Shawn Smith

    The State "South Carolina picked up a wide receiver commitment Saturday at part of a recruiting cookout held on campus. Brunswick (Ga.) High wide receiver Shawn Smith committed to Will Muschamp and the Gamecocks for the Class of 2017. " April 30

  • Report: NCAA blocks Marcus Lattimore from joining South Carolina football

    Sportsnaut "Marcus Lattimore, who was slated to join Will Muschamp’s staff at South Carolina, has been blocked by the NCAA from this position because his presence would be considered an “unfair” advantage in recruiting, per David Cloninger of The State. “Lattimore, who will graduate from USC next month,..." April 16

  • High school junior QB Jake Bentley to join South Carolina for 2016 season

    ESPN "Jake Bentley, the second-ranked quarterback and the 33rd-ranked player in the ESPN Junior 300, announced on Twitter he would be forgoing his senior year of high school and enroll to play at South Carolina over the summer with the rest of the Gamecocks' 2016 recruiting class. "I am announcing..." April 06

  • Will Muschamp on Kirby Smart: 'I'm looking forward to whippin' his ass'

    Alabama "When it comes to Kirby Smart, Will Muschamp is looking forward to "whippin' his ass." Let's be clear about this: The two coaches are friends, not that it matters much. However, when Muschamp's South Carolina Gamecocks meet Smart's Georgia Bulldogs on Oct. 8 in an SEC East showdown,..." April 05

  • South Carolina's D.J. Smith to undergo thumb surgery

    The Score "South Carolina safety D.J. Smith will miss the remainder of spring practice as he undergoes thumb surgery, head coach Will Muschamp announced. The junior saw action in all 12 games last season, primarily on special teams, but began to see more time at strong safety. " March 30

  • Report: South Carolina QB Perry Orth to miss rest of spring ball with broken collarbone

    SEC Country "South Carolina’s quarterback situation just got much more puzzling. Redshirt senior quarterback Perry Orth sustained a broken collarbone during Saturday’s spring scrimmage, according to a report from’s Chris Clark. He is scheduled to undergo surgery and is expected to..." March 27

  • DB Chris Moody does 180 on transfer, will stay with Gamecocks

    College Football Talk "Back in January, Chris Moody announced that he would be transferring from South Carolina and playing his final season of college football elsewhere. Two months later… Tuesday afternoon, Moody was back in his Gamecocks uniform and working with his teammates as the first spring practice sans..." March 24

  • Jake Bentley to South Carolina: Gamecocks Land 4-Star QB Prospect

    Bleacher Report "South Carolina bolstered its offensive future Thursday when quarterback Jake Bentley committed to its 2017 recruiting class. The 6'4", 215-pound signal-caller is a 4-star prospect, per 247Sports' composite rankings, and he's the No. 104 overall player, the No. 6 pro-style quarterback and the..." March 24

  • Gamecocks say QB Lorenzo Nuñez out ‘week or so’ with hyperextended knee

    College Football Talk "It appears the demise of one of Lorenzo Nuñez‘s knees has been somewhat exaggerated. Over the weekend, the South Carolina quarterback sustained a knee injury that initial reports suggested could sideline him for the remainder of spring practice. In confirming that Nuñez did indeed suffer a..." March 23

  • Wide receiver D.J. Neal transferring from Gamecocks

    The Post and Courier "South Carolina is losing a promising young wide receiver who started three games for the Gamecocks last season. D.J. Neal, a rising sophomore from Atlanta who caught eight passes for 104 yards last year, is transferring. USC confirmed the departure Tuesday night, after Neal thanked well-wishers..." March 03

  • Al Harris Jr., David Johnson dismissed by South Carolina

    The Score "Al Harris Jr. and David Johnson have been dismissed from the South Carolina football program by new coach Will Muschamp. "They are no longer part of the team," Muschamp said on Saturday. "We wish them the best."" February 22

  • Report: Houston's Tom Herman nearly took South Carolina job

    The Score "Tom Herman signed a contract extension with Houston in December, but he may have had one foot out the door a couple weeks earlier. Herman was close to becoming the head coach of South Carolina in November, but the Gamecocks' loss to The Citadel on Nov. 21 changed his mind about the job, Dan..." February 16

  • South Carolina Lands Commitment From Former Alabama RB Tyren Jones

    College Spun "Tyren Jones, a former Alabama running back, has committed to South Carolina. Jones, who starred this past season at Hutchison C.C., was dismissed from the Crimson Tide program in early 2015. He totaled 658 yards and five touchdowns this past season. The news was first reported by 247..." January 25

  • Cavin Ridley decommits from South Carolina

    Alabama "Just two days after committing to South Carolina over Alabama, Cavin Ridley is back on the market. The younger brother of Alabama record-setting receiver Calvin Ridley announced on Monday morning that he needed "more time to make this extremely critical decision about my future." Ridley, a..." January 04

  • Shameik Blackshear recovering from gunshot wounds

    The State "South Carolina officials are “optimistic” freshman defensive end Shameik Blackshear will recover fully from injuries suffered in a Wednesday shooting. The freshman defensive end’s future beyond that hasn’t been determined. “He’s doing well,” Gamecocks coach Will Muschamp said. “Right now we..." December 19

  • Gamecocks DE Shameik Blackshear injured in shooting

    CBS Sports "South Carolina freshman defensive end Shameik Blackshear was reportedly the victim of a shooting at an apartment complex in Columbia on Wednesday evening. According to The State, Blackshear was shot in the upper and lower body while outside the apartment complex. The police have not officially..." December 18

  • Former Auburn Coach Travaris Robinson Officially Announces He’s South Carolina’s New DC

    College Spun "South Carolina’s football program has a new defensive coordinator – officially. Travaris Robinson will serve as the DC on Will Muschamp’s staff with the Gamecocks, the 34-year-old coach confirmed on Twitter this morning. " December 08

  • Mom of top 2016 recruit calls Will Muschamp ‘a pure liar’

    College Football Talk "It’s unknown where highly-touted 2016 prospect Rashan Gary will play his college football, but it’s safe to assume it won’t be at South Carolina. Sunday, the East Coast USC announced that Will Muschamp had been named as the new head coach of the Gamecocks. The official move came after days of..." December 07

  • 4-Star DE Jordan Smith Decommits From South Carolina After Coaching Change

    College Spun "Four-star defensive end recruit Jordan Smith, who committed to play for South Carolina back in July, has changed his mind after the team’s coaching changes. Smith tweeted out the news Monday afternoon, adding that while he was able to handle losing head coach Steve Spurrier, not having defensive..." December 07

  • Auburn DC Will Muschamp to become South Carolina coach

    ESPN "Will Muschamp has agreed in principle to accept the head-coaching job at South Carolina, a source told Sports Illustrated. The deal is "all but done," the source told SI. Muschamp was one of several candidates to interview for the Gamecocks job this week in a search process that took an odd..." December 06

  • REPORT: Will Muschamp Resigns As Auburn Defensive Coordinator, May Be Getting South Carolina Job

    Gamedayr "It wasn’t the season that Will Muschamp had envisioned when he became the defensive coordinator for the Auburn Tigers, but as it turns out, it may have been just enough to get him another head coaching job. Reports say that Muschamp has stepped down from the Tigers after just one single..." December 05

  • Source: RichRod to meet with South Carolina about coaching vacancy

    Fox Sports - College Football "Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez is set to meet with South Carolina about the Gamecocks' coaching vacancy, a source told FOX Sports college football insider Bruce Feldman on Thursday morning. The 52-year-old Rodriguez, a former Clemson OC, won the Pac-12 South in 2014, going 10-4. It was only the..." December 04

  • Will Muschamp to interview at South Carolina

    ESPN "Will Muschamp could be getting a second head coaching shot in the SEC. South Carolina officials have already had preliminary conversations with Muschamp concerning the Gamecocks' head coaching job, and he's scheduled to interview formally later this week, sources told Muschamp, 44, is..." December 03

  • Steve Spurrier letter to USC fans: Team played better after I resigned

    The State "In the last few years when asked how much longer I plan to coach, I have said often that if our team is going in the wrong direction I need to resign and allow someone else to take over as head coach here. After six games, we were 2-4 with two blow-outs by Georgia and LSU. We were behind at..." December 02

  • Report: Will Muschamp ‘gaining serious momentum’ for South Carolina job

    The State "Former Florida coach and current Auburn defensive coordinator Will Muschamp is the mix for the vacant South Carolina football job, FoxSports’ Bruce Feldman reported Monday. ESPN’s Mark Schlabach on Monday evening said Muschamp was “gaining serious momentum” for the Gamecocks’..." December 01

  • Kirby Smart is favorite to become South Carolina coach, per report

    Alabama "Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart is the front runner for the vacant South Carolina job, according to a report.'s Bruce Feldman reported Wednesday that Smart had emerged as the frontrunner to replace Steve Spurrier in Columbia. South Carolina had previously targeted Tom..." November 25

  • Sources: Houston’s Tom Herman no longer a candidate to coach South Carolina

    Yahoo! Sports "Houston head coach Tom Herman is no longer a candidate to be the football coach at South Carolina, multiple sources have told Yahoo Sports. Herman had been the school's top choice to replace Steve Spurrier, sources said, and third-party discussions had been extensive. But Herman has withdrawn..." November 25

  • Pharoh Cooper to turn pro after USC season ends

    The State "Saturday’s game against Clemson will be more than just South Carolina’s final chance to salvage its season. It also will be the final chance Gamecock fans have to see wide receiver Pharoh Cooper wearing garnet and black. Cooper, a junior, will forego his final year of eligibility and enter the..." November 25

  • Georgia’s Tramel Terry, Former 4-Star Recruit And South Carolina Mr. Football, Interested In Gamecocks

    College Spun "Tramel Terry, a former four-star recruit and Mr. Football in South Carolina, is interested in returning to his home state. Terry was recruited to play on offense by Georgia, but was quickly moved to safety due to the depth in the Bulldog backfield. He is currently taking classes at UGA, and will..." November 18

  • South Carolina president defends decision to pay Spurrier after resignation

    USA Today "University of South Carolina president Harris Pastides said the school's decision to pay Steve Spurrier for the remainder of his current contract year even though Spurrier resigned mid-season was made at least partially out of concern that it would end up having to pay him an even greater amount..." November 17

  • Could Rich Rodriguez Replace Steve Spurrier at South Carolina?

    The Big Lead "Steve Spurrier retired. The South Carolina Gamecocks will be replacing him this winter. ESPN’s Travis Haney has thrown out an interesting name for the position: Rich Rodriguez. Rodriguez did not immediately come to mind when I started to think about potential candidates for South Carolina. I..." October 22

  • Report: South Carolina coaching search focusing on 3 candidates

    The Score "South Carolina doesn't intend to name a permanent head coach prior to season's end, but the search appears to be focused on three coaching figures. According to ESPN's Travis Haney, the Gamecocks are drawn to Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart, Houston coach Tom Herman, and Memphis coach..." October 21

  • Steve Spurrier joining ESPN's 'College GameDay'

    The Score "Steve Spurrier is coming to Ann Arbor, Mich., and he may even play his guitar and sing a country song. The former South Carolina coach told "The Dan Patrick Show" he'll be at the Michigan campus Saturday morning as a member of ESPN's "College GameDay" crew." October 15

  • Steve Spurrier already has one job offer on the table

    College Football Talk "Tuesday, Steve Spurrier clarified that his stunning midseason “retirement” was actually a resignation as South Carolina’s head coach. In his press conference, The Ol’ Ball Coach also acknowledged that he would have an interest in “maybe coaching a high school team” at some point down the..." October 14

  • South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier: ‘I'm resigning, I'm not retiring‘

    SI "On Tuesday, Steve Spurrier announced his resignation as head football coach of South Carolina. Spurrier, 70, made a point of clarifying that he would be resigning, not retiring, as reports had indicated on Monday. He was in high spirits as he took the podium, and was his typical, witty self as..." October 13

  • Shawn Elliott will be USC’s interim head coach

    The State "South Carolina offensive line coach and co-offensive coordinator Shawn Elliott will be named interim head coach of the Gamecocks on Tuesday. It will be his first time as head coach after 19 years as an assistant. Elliott, who is from Camden, is in his sixth season with USC. He joined Steve..." October 13

  • Steve Spurrier is retiring now as South Carolina's head coach

    SB Nation "South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier is retiring, according to Sports Illustrated's Thayer Evans and's South Carolina site. "No timeline immediately known. He informed team tonight," according to's Chris Clark. "An interim head coach will be named Tuesday..." October 13

  • Report: South Carolina Will Start Perry Orth At Quarterback vs. LSU

    College Spun "South Carolina will start Perry Orth at quarterback Saturday vs. LSU, according to a report by Bleacher Report’s Barrett Sallee. The Gamecocks’ starter, freshman Lorenzo Nunez, is still dealing with a shoulder injury. Orth, a redshirt junior, has thrown for 283 yards, one touchdown and two..." October 09

  • South Carolina-LSU Game Moved to Baton Rouge Due to Flooding

    The Big Lead "Saturday’s LSU-South Carolina game, originally scheduled in Columbia, has been moved to Baton Rouge due to flooding. A kickoff time has not been announced. The university released the following statement: “Yesterday, we made the extremely difficult decision to cancel classes for the week due..." October 08

  • Spurrier cracks up South Carolina reporters by knowing about Lil' Boosie

    CBS Sports "Do you know who Lil' Boosie is? Perhaps you remember the #FREEBOOSIE movement? No? Lil' Boosie is a rapper from Louisiana, recently released from prison in 2014, who has since changed his rapper name but still is affectionately known by most as "Boosie." So, do you know this..." September 29

  • Lorenzo Nunez to start at QB for Gamecocks

    The State "South Carolina will start its third quarterback in four games Saturday. This time it’s true freshman Lorenzo Nunez, who the Gamecocks hope will provide a spark after two consecutive defeats. “I think it’s the first true freshman quarterback I’ve ever started, but that’s just where we are right..." September 22

  • Gamecocks QB Connor Mitch released from hospital

    College Football Talk "South Carolina quarterback Connor Mitch may still be out of action for the next month to a month and a half, but he has been released from a hospital and is able to go home. A release from South Carolina’s athletics department Tuesday afternoon confirmed Mitch has been released from a hospital and..." September 16

  • Gamecocks’ quarterback Mitch hospitalized with hip injury from Kentucky loss

    The Post and Courier "The separated shoulder Connor Mitch suffered against Kentucky wasn’t the only injury to South Carolina’s starting quarterback on Saturday night. Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier said Sunday that Mitch was in the hospital battling an infection in his hip, which he bruised in the opener..." September 14

  • Virginia Tech And South Carolina Are Honoring Mass Shooting Victims With These Helmet Patches

    Uproxx "As the news cycle constantly churns on, often from one tragedy to another, it’s understandable that many people can forget, or at least move on from, the second-to-most-recent tragedy. It’s a depressing thought, but mass shootings and gun violence are too commonplace for any one instance to stand..." August 31

  • South Carolina Names Connor Mitch Starting Quarterback

    College Spun "South Carolina has officially named redshirt sophomore Connor Mitch its starting quarterback. Mitch beat out Michael Scarnecchia and Perry Orth for the job. True freshman Lorenzo Nunez is also expected to see time at the position this season." August 25

  • Ex-South Carolina CB Wesley Green lands at Indiana

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Former South Carolina defensive back Wesley Green is headed to the Big Ten. Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson announced Monday that Green, a 5-foot-10, 175-pound cornerback, has joined the Hoosiers program. Green redshirted in 2014, his only season at South Carolina, and will have to sit out..." August 25

  • Former four-star recruit leaving South Carolina

    CBS Sports "South Carolina announced Monday morning that cornerback Wesley Green has left the program. According to coach Steve Spurrier, it was a mutual decision. “It was mutually decided that Wesley needs a fresh start someone else,” said Spurrier. Green was a four-star member of South Carolina's 2014..." August 10

  • Boston College Reportedly Lands South Carolina Transfer Brendan Nosovitch

    BC Interruption "In some surprising news today, the Eagles landed a transfer. Red shirt junior Brendan Nosovitch from Allentown Pennsylvania, a quarterback for the South Carolina Gamecocks has decided to transfer to the Eagles. According to a report: Nosovitch spent his first three years of college at South..." August 05

  • SMU adds South Carolina transfer to roster; loses junior DT

    Dallas Morning News "SMU just got stronger up front. According to the updated official roster, SMU has added former South Carolina defensive tackle Deon Green to the team. Green had a rough start to his college career. After picking South Carolina over offers from Ole Miss and Penn State, Green missed both the..." August 04

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