South Carolina Rumors & News

  • Spurrier admits he considered calling it quits "There might have been a time (or two) over the last few months when Steve Spurrier wondered if the time had come to pull the shade on his Hall of Fame coaching career, but any reports of his coaching demise have been greatly exaggerated. "It was a disappointing season for all of us, some dark..." January 16

  • Gamecocks await decision of QB prospect Brandon McIlwain

    The Post and Courier "South Carolina won't have to wait much longer to learn if it's won the recruiting battle for junior quarterback Brandon McIlwain of Newtown, Pa. McIlwain said he has made his decision and will announce it on Wednesday. McIlwain's final four schools were USC, Penn State, Auburn and..." December 29

  • South Carolina RB Mike Davis announces he will enter NFL Draft "South Carolina junior running back Mike Davis announced Thursday during a media availability that he will forgo his final season of collegiate eligibility and enter the 2015 NFL Draft. Davis, the Gamecocks' leading rusher in each of the last two seasons with 1,183 yards in 2013 and 927 yards so..." December 27

  • Marcus Lattimore to serve as ambassador at South Carolina "Lattimore, a former San Francisco 49ers running back who retired last month just days after his 23rd birthday because of knee injuries, will return to South Carolina to complete an undergraduate degree and work in the athletic department in an "ambassador" role. "There's been some..." December 22

  • Spurrier's "2-3 more years" comment is backfiring

    247 Sports "South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier is no stranger to saying exactly what is on his mind. His early December comments about the remainder of his tenure with the program, however, are proving costly. “Give me two or three more (years),” Spurrier told The State. “I used to say four or five,..." December 13

  • Steve Spurrier: 'Give me 2 or 3 more' seasons at South Carolina

    GoGamecocks "Steve Spurrier will return for his 11th season as South Carolina’s coach in 2015, he told The State on Monday. “I’m in. I’m in,” Spurrier said. “We had some down times and some of this, that and the other, but we’ve got a lot of good players on the way.” The Gamecocks just completed a 6-6..." December 01

  • Steve Spurrier says he'd find a job for Marcus Lattimore at South Carolina if he wants it

    Yahoo! Sports "Former South Carolina and San Francisco 49ers running back Marcus Lattimore announced his retirement from football on Wednesday. In his announcement, Lattimore said he was going back to South Carolina to get his degree. If he wants to work for South Carolina in the future, Gamecocks coach Steve..." November 06

  • Spurrier says 'the plan is' to return in 2015

    GoGamecocks "Steve Spurrier plans to be coaching South Carolina’s football team in the 2015 season, but that’s about all the Gamecocks’ all-time winningest coach wants to talk about the future at the moment. “The plan is to definitely be back here and so forth,” he told The State on Tuesday. “Just say..." November 04

  • Na’Ty Rodgers reinstated, moved to defense

    GoGamecocks "Na’Ty Rodgers has been given another chance. Rodgers, said by coach Steve Spurrier to have been dismissed from South Carolina’s football team on Sunday, is back with the squad. A USC sports information official confirmed that Rodgers was back on Monday night. A team source confirmed that..." November 04

  • Georgia at South Carolina delayed due to bad weather "Kickoff between Georgia and South Carolina has been delayed due to bad weather. The game, which is on CBS and available live on, was scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m. ET but has been delayed. " September 14

  • Spurrier: Mike Davis has indicated he might go pro "South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier has already predicted that Gamecocks junior running back Mike Davis will turn pro after the season if he has a quality 2014 campaign. On Thursday, he took it a step further, saying that Davis himself has hinted that this could be his final college season." September 12

  • Steve Spurrier weighs in on Ray Rice situation

    Garnet and Black Attack "During his Tuesday press conference, Steve Spurrier was asked to share his thoughts on Ray Rice getting cut from the Baltimore Ravens in response to the leaked video of Rice's assault of his then-fiancee. The Head Ball Coach did not mince words regarding his zero tolerance policy for assaulting..." September 09

  • South Carolina's Mike Davis 'sort of doubtful' for East Carolina "Steve Spurrier continues to be an innovator, as the Ol' Ball Coach has invented a new term for all those injury reports out there. Spurrier said that South Carolina running back Mike Davis was "sort of doubtful" for the Gamecocks next game against East Carolina. I'm guessing that "sort of..." August 31

  • Gamecocks' star linebacker Moore won't start against Texas A&M

    The Post and Courier "Skai Moore, the linebacker who led South Carolina in tackles and interceptions last year as a true freshman, will not start the season opener against Texas A&M, Gamecocks defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward said after practice Tuesday. "He'll play. He'll play early," Ward said, referring to..." August 27

  • Report: USC AD Pat Haden hospitalized twice in last two days "USC athletic director Pat Haden was not at USC's annual "Salute To Troy" event on campus Saturday night, and the Los Angeles Times is reporting that Haden has been hospitalized twice in the last two days because he hasn't been feeling well. USC has not issued a comment on Haden's status." August 25

  • Gamecocks RB Mike Davis questionable for opener "A week from tonight South Carolina and Texas A&M will kick off the SEC season, but there's a possibility that South Carolina could be without its starting running back when the game begins. Mike Davis has missed the last few days of practice with a rib injury, and according to Steve Spurrier,..." August 22

  • South Carolina's Mike Davis questionable for season opener against Texas A&M "South Carolina running back Mike Davis hasn't practiced all week and could be questionable to play in the ninth-ranked Gamecocks' season-opener on Aug. 28 against No. 21 Texas A&M, according to a report in The State. "Mike Davis has been hurt, he hasn't practiced all week," Gamecocks coach..." August 21

  • South Carolina CB Jamari Smith to miss season after breaking foot

    SI - College Football "South Carolina sophomore cornerback Jamari Smith will miss the upcoming season after breaking his foot during a scrimmage, the school announced Monday. Smith moved from running back to cornerback during fall camp last year, but rushed for 108 yards on 14 carries after he was switched back to..." August 19

  • Nosovitch reverses course, plans to remain a Gamecock

    The Times and Democrat "After making the decision on Wednesday to transfer from the University of South Carolina, redshirt sophomore quarterback Brendan Nosovitch has reversed course and will remain with the football program, has learned. The 6-foot-1, 212-pounder entered the preseason behind..." August 12

  • Zack Bailey commits to South Carolina over Clemson

    The Post and Courier "Summerville's Zack Bailey, a 6-6, 315-pound offensive lineman, committed to South Carolina on Monday morning. Bailey, the state's most coveted offensive lineman in the 2015 class, said he had narrowed his choices to USC and Clemson before making his decision. Bailey contacted USC offensive..." August 12

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 09

  • Brendan Nosovitch transferring from South Carolina

    Garnet and Black Attack "Buried on the depth chart in Columbia, the former three-star signee has decided to seek better opportunities elsewhere. Redshirt sophomore quarterback Brendan Nosovitch plans to transfer from South Carolina, according to a report by John Whittle of The Big Spur. Nosovitch fell to fourth-string..." August 07

  • South Carolina self-reports impermissible icing on cookie cakes "o: here is an exhaustive Associated Press report on the 22 secondary violations self-reported by South Carolina athletics over the past 12 months, obtained by the AP in an open records request. Much of it is interesting. Some of it is not. And one particular item is this: One infraction..." August 04

  • Three-star running back Mon Denson commits to South Carolina

    Garnet and Black Attack "Three-star running back Mon Denson of Lagrange (Ga.) High School committed to South Carolina on Tuesday. The 6'0, 214-pound prospect chose the Gamecocks over 16 other offers, including North Carolina, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Arkansas, Kansas State, and West Virginia. Denson picked up an offer..." July 29

  • 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 29

  • 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

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