South Carolina Rumors & News

  • Spurrier fine with Davis leaving after 2014 "South Carolina running back Mike Davis enjoyed quite the breakout season in 2013, but bigger things could be in store for one of the SEC's best offensive weapons. Built like a miniature tank, Davis could build on his 1,183-yard, 11-touchdown performance in 2013 with a run at the Heisman or at..." July 28

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

    Salt Lake Tribune "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..." July 21

  • Spurrier salutes Saban as 'greatest recruiter' "Steve Spurrier has taken a few jabs at Alabama and its head coach this offseason, but when he came to SEC media days Tuesday morning he was full of compliments, calling Nick Saban a recruiter for the ages. "They've done extremely well, there's no question about that," South Carolina's coach..." July 15

  • Florida cornerback Damon Arnette commits to South Carolina

    The Post and Courier "Defensive back Damon Arnette of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., who was on the verge of committing to South Carolina following a visit last month, followed through on those plans Tuesday night when he announced his commitment on Twitter. Arnette is the 21st commitment for USC's 2015 class and the fifth..." July 09

  • South Carolina player organizes free football clinic for kids

    College Football Talk "We happen to share plenty of the negative stories surrounding college football players in the offseason, so it is refreshing to be able to share a positive story. Kaiwan Lewis, a starting linebacker at South Carolina, took it upon himself to organize a free football clinic for the Pleasantville..." July 07

  • 2015 QB recruit who gave USC a verbal when he was 13 decommits

    College Football Talk "It appears the speculation has, finally come to fruition. In February of 2010 and as a 13-year-old seventh grader, David Sills verbally committed to — eventually — play his college football at USC. Fast-forward to September of last year and the firing of the head coach to whom Sills committed,..." June 29

  • Spurrier: Nick Saban hasn't won as much as he should at Alabama

    Fox Sports "Steve Spurrier is one of college football's true gems. The South Carolina coach isn't afraid to give his honest opinion, even if that means having a little fun at a rival's expense or jokingly suggesting Alabama should be forced to sit out a year of recruiting if the SEC is concerned about..." June 24

  • Opelika DE Quandeski Whitlow commits to South Carolina "It isn't too far from home, it's in the SEC and it just felt right. After visiting South Carolina and landing a scholarship offer this past weekend, Quandeski Whitlow didn't have to wait long to know that's where he wanted to be. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound defensive end from Opelika High School..." June 17

  • Utes officially lose QB, could gain ex-Gamecocks CB

    College Football Talk "A handful of days after it was first reported, Utah officials have confirmed to the Deseret News that quarterback Micah Thomas has left the football program and will transfer to an unknown university to continue his collegiate playing career. The decision to leave the Utes came down to playing..." June 17

  • Ty Isaac gaining immediate transfer eligibility at Michigan may be tough, compliance experts say

    Michigan Live "Michigan landed a major offseason score Thursday when former USC running back Ty Isaac announced his plans to become a Wolverine, beginning this season. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound Isaac is a former five-star recruit, was considered a top-30 player in the 2013 class and was a player Michigan nearly..." June 08

  • Gamecocks sophomore receiver Jody Fuller is transferring from program

    The Post and Courier "South Carolina sophomore receiver Jody Fuller will transfer from the program in search of more playing time, according to a Wednesday report from The State. Fuller, a former four-star prospect, played in only one game last season. He was listed with the Gamecocks' third-team unit entering the..." June 05

  • Four-star QB Lorenzo Nunez chooses South Carolina

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Four-star quarterback Lorenzo Nunez of Kennesaw (Ga.) Hamilton announced his oral commitment to South Carolina on Thursday evening, choosing the Gamecocks over Ohio State and North Carolina State. Rated by the No. 6 dual-threat quarterback in the 2015 recruiting class, Nunez held an..." May 09

  • Connor Shaw, college football's most underrated ever?

    USA Today "Quarterbacks, especially at major conference programs, seldom go overlooked or underappreciated. Whether from fans, the media or opposing defenses, attention is almost always constant. This past season in the SEC was a prime example of the stir star signal callers can cause. With Johnny Manziel,..." April 07

  • South Carolina OL Rodgers charged with disorderly conduct "A South Carolina offensive lineman has been indefinitely suspended after an early Sunday morning arrest, the State reported. Redshirt freshman Na'Ty Rodgers was charged with disorderly conduct and consumption of alcohol by a minor after officers responded to a "civil disturbance" in Columbia at..." March 24

  • SEC Outlook: A&M's potential 1-2 punch, Ole Miss pass rush and Vandy's 3-4

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The loss of Johnny Manziel and Ben Malena at Texas A&M opens the door for a pair of returning running backs to make their mark. Implementing new schemes, changing positions and coming back from injury are also what spring practice is about. RBs could supply Aggies with 1-2 punch With so much..." March 13

  • Clemson has countdown clocks for South Carolina game "Dabo Swinney and Steve Spurrier have been trading not-so-subtle barbs for the better part of three seasons now, and in the field of through-the-media sparring, Swinney has given about as good as he's got. The problem for Clemson 's coach has been in the field -- or rather, on the field -- of..." March 08

  • First Spring Practice Postponed "The first spring football practice for the University of South Carolina football team scheduled for March 4, has been postponed due to inclement weather. No makeup date has been announced. GAMECOCKS SET FOR SPRING DRILLS Been there. Done that. First in 2011. Then again in 2012. And for a..." March 04

  • $14.5 million stadium walkway at South Carolina approved

    College Football Talk "South Carolina is going to be sprucing things up around Williams-Brice Stadium. Say good-bye to the old, plain paved parking lots, and say hello to a scenic, tree-lined walkway leading up to the stadium. The university approved a $14.5 million plan to change the landscape outside of the football..." February 22

  • Steve Spurrier does not think the 'Saban Rule' will pass "The proposed rule that would require offenses to wait 10 seconds before snapping the football, designed to impact the pace of play in college football, is set to be considered by the Playing Rules Oversight Panel on May 6. If it passes, the rule could be in place for the 2014 season. The public..." February 20

  • Jadeveon Clowney might still be a Gamecock if NCAA had flashed cash

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Jadeveon Clowney is about to make millions as a top five pick in the NFL Draft. He says that if he had been able to make a few bucks in college, he probably wouldn't have turned pro after his junior season. "If (getting paid) helped me take care of my family, it would have made a difference,"..." February 14

  • McClain spurns Huskers, decides to play closer to home

    Omaha World-Herald "Nebraska got reminded Wednesday that sometimes things just don't go your way in recruiting. The commitment that NU picked up Saturday from defensive end Blake McClain didn't stick, and the harsh reality didn't fully land until McClain signed his letter-of-intent with South..." February 05

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    JuCo transfer DL Claude Pelon is officially enrolled at USC. Please welcome the big man to the #TrojanFamily.

  • Senior Bowl best chance for upperclassmen to make move "The scouting combine in February is the made-for-TV main event leading up to the NFL Draft, but no pre-draft gathering will have a greater effect on adjusting player grades than this week's practices at the Senior Bowl. In Mobile, 109 of the nation's elite senior prospects auditioned in front..." January 24

  • Ex-Gamecock RB Kenny Miles acknowledges suicide attempt "Former South Carolina running back Kenny Miles issued a statement Wednesday acknowledging that a November self-inflicted gunshot wound Miles initially claimed had been part of an armed robbery attempt had in fact been part of a suicide attempt. “In the months leading up to November, I struggled..." January 19

  • Ex-Gamecock RB Kenny Miles acknowledges suicide attempt "Former South Carolina running back Kenny Miles issued a statement Wednesday acknowledging that a November self-inflicted gunshot wound Miles initially claimed had been part of an armed robbery attempt had in fact been part of a suicide attempt. “In the months leading up to November, I struggled..." January 17

  • Steve Spurrier gets pay raise after leading South Carolina to No. 4 ranking

    Sporting News - NCAAF "After leading South Carolina to its highest season-ending national ranking in school history, Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier got another big pay raise Thursday. South Carolina trustees approved a raise to $4 million, making Spurrier one of the 10 highest-paid college coaches in the..." January 16