South Carolina’s 2015 football season will be remembered for Steve Spurrier’s abrupt departure, but it was also an important year for renovations that will shape the Columbia game day experience for several years to come.
More off-the-field changes will be coming next year, as construction for a $50 million football operations center will begin. Phase I approval was granted Tuesday, according to David Caraviello.
“Further approvals to go, but Gamecocks AD Ray Tanner hopeful construction on football ops building can begin in late 2016 or spring of ’17,” Caraviello tweeted.
The team’s indoor practice facility will also get a minor facelift.
Andy Shain reports that USC will name the facility after Steve Spurrier and his wife, Jerri.
These bits of news represent South Carolina’s future and past, respectively. While Spurrier’s name will now loom over Will Muschamp’s practices, the new Gamecocks coach also gets a $50 million recruiting tool to help his program rebound from an ugly 3-9 campaign.