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Team: South Carolina Gamecocks
Age / DOB:  (69) / 4/20/1945

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NFL scouts are not surprised South Carolina is struggling, as they "were miffed at the lack of urgency and intensity during the Gamecocks' preseason workouts," reports
"The lethargy has permeated their play on game days," noted the site's team of draft experts. "While Steve Spurrier made a concerted effort to toughen up practices following the team's blowout loss to Texas A&M, the general consensus from NFL scouts is that Gamecocks are playing catch up after lounging in a country club atmosphere under the Ol' Ball Coach." Those analysts added: "This is certainly not news to NFL executives familiar with Spurrier and his practices during his time with the Washington Redskins. He didn't put his players through the grinder on the practice field; his desire to keep banker's hours prevented him from gaining a significant edge in the film room." Despite the criticism, doesn't think Spurrier's "practices are negatively impacting [his players'] chances of playing at the next level." Sep 10 - 9:41 PM

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South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier took a jab at Alabama coach Nick Saban's record.

"How many SECs has (Saban) won there in eight years? He's won two," Spurrier said. "He's won three nationals, but he's only won two SECs in eight years. Now, if you had the No. 1 recruiting class every year and so forth, I don't know if he has maxed out potentially as well as he could." Spurrier is almost as famous for throwing brush-back pitches at fellow coaches as he is for winning games. It's good to know that old age isn't mellowing the Old Ball Coach, who is closing in on 70. Alabama and South Carolina makes for a sexy SEC Championship Game in December, and Saban should relish the opportunity to feed Spurrier's rhetoric back to him.
Jun 23 - 9:23 PM

South Carolina has proposed the SEC ends their ban against graduate transfers with only one year of eligibility remaining, according to CBS Sports' Jon Solomon.

Student athletes are allowed to transfer to programs in other conferences if their new school offers a graduate program that was not available at their initial location. The SEC, however, has not allowed this since 2011. Transfers with at least two years of eligibility remaining have been allowed to join a new program, but only a few waivers have been granted to those with one year.
Source: CBS Sports
May 28 - 12:48 PM

South Carolina agreed to terms with coach Steve Spurrier on a contract extension.

Spurrier's pay will be bumped to $4 million annually, and his contract was extended through 2018. The 68-year-old Spurrier made $3.3 million in 2013 and led the Gamecocks to an 11-2 record. "We appreciate the attitude of the board of trustees in keeping our salaries competitive with the rest of the SEC," Spurrier said in a statement. "We all hope to coach here many more years, and we still have some goals that have not been accomplished yet."
Jan 17 - 5:21 PM