7 things every South Carolina fan needs to know today
Happy Tuesday, South Carolina fans. Monday was a quiet day for South Carolina football until we found out the Steve Spurrier era in Columbia, S.C. had officially reached an end. Here’s some of the other news you may have missed.
- Report: South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier to retire. It seems as if the Head Ball Coach has coached his final college football game.
- Steve Spurrier’s current players react to retirement news. Many players express thanks to the coach.
- South Carolina commits react to reports of Steve Spurrier’s retirement. Some player reopen their recruitment, while others stand by their pledge.
- Steve Spurrier’s former players react to retirement news. Danny Wuerffel, Stephen Garcia among those who took to Twitter.
- Health would be Spurrier’s only good excuse for retiring in middle of season. Why else would Spurrier retire in the middle of the season?
- College football community reacts to Steve Spurrier retirement news. Media personalities reflect on memories of Spurrier and what the future of college football may look like without him.
- South Carolina will host Vanderbilt at Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday. The Gamecocks’ last game was moved to Baton Rouge, La. amid flooding in the Columbia, S.C. area.
Other South Carolina news from around the Internet
- Last Word on Sports’ Lauren Beasley wrote an open letter to LSU thanking the school for its hospitality. Baton Rouge showed up when when the state of South Carolina needed it the most.
- The Post and Courier’s Phil Kornblut reports that South Carolina recruiting was also affected by the flooding. Four official visits were scheduled for the LSU-South Carolina game at Williams-Brice Stadium, but will be rescheduled.
- GamecockCentral.com’s Scott Davis took some observations from the LSU game. The LSU athletic department, Leonard Fournette and Pharoh Cooper land among the bright spots.
Best stories around the SEC
- Ole Miss still expects Laremy Tunsil decision from NCAA this week. (And, he could play).
- LSU’s Les Miles mistakes 5-star RB recruit for current player at press conference. (Maybe Miles knows more?)
- With QB Will Grier suspended, No. 8 Florida turns to Treon Harris. (Next up, LSU)
— Gamecock Football (@GamecockFB) October 12, 2015