3:00 AM EDT, Wed September 03, 2014
Augusta Chronicle 4 hours ago

Steve Spurrier is looking for some fire from team

COLUMBIA — Steve Spurrier quickly corrected himself after saying No. 21 South Carolina needs to play a little better when it faces East Carolina on Saturday night. “Play a LOT better,” Spurrier emphasized Tuesday, referring to his team’s performance in last week’s season-opening 52-28 loss to Texas A&M. Spurrier hasn’t been accustomed to such beat downs – or the regrouping that typically follows – over the past three 11-2 seasons. But when they have, the Gamecocks (0-1) were up to the challenge. read more
Augusta Chronicle Aug 31, 2014

Palmetto State powers open with a thud

COLUMBIA — Maybe it’s not too early for some Palmetto panic after No. 9 South Carolina and No. 16 Clemson both were blown out on opening weekend. It’s the first time in 15 years the Palmetto State’s teams each started 0-1. More than the defeats might be how much the Gamecocks and Tigers struggled without the stars they counted on the past few seasons. No. 21 Texas A&M and first-time quarterback starter Kenny Hill put up 680 yards of offense, the most allowed in Gamecocks’ history in a 52-28 victory Thursday night. read more
Augusta Chronicle Aug 28, 2014

Gamecocks clobbered by Aggies in opener

COLUMBIA — Poof. In the blink of an eye – or about as much time as Texas A&M quarterback Kenny Hill took to scramble or unleash a pass – South Carolina’s 18-game home-winning streak went up in flames Thursday night. The No. 21 Aggies scored early and often as they handed the No. 9 Gamecocks the worst home defeat in the Steve Spurrier era with a 52-28 thrashing before 82,847 at Williams-Brice Stadium. read more
Augusta Chronicle Aug 28, 2014

Michaux: Gamecocks need to forget this one

COLUMBIA – Stunning doesn’t begin to describe this. Less than halfway through Thursday night’s season opener at Williams-Brice Stadium, the Southeastern Conference East favorites were getting booed by their home fans, the post-Johnny Manziel Texas A&M offense had run off 53 plays for 393 yards and the Aggies led 31-14 against a defense-less South Carolina. Steve Spurrier immediate assessment was just as harsh as the Gamecocks crowd. read more
Augusta Chronicle Aug 28, 2014

South Carolina's Mike Davis has early exit

COLUMBIA — South Carolina tailback Mike Davis left Thursday night’s season-opening loss to Texas A&M with a rib bruise. Davis, a junior being touted for postseason honors, did not start the game. He saw limited action in the first half, rushing six times for 15 yards. His injury was announced early in the third quarter. “He got banged in the ribs and took himself out,” South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier said. “He sort of re-injured the rib area.” read more
Augusta Chronicle Aug 27, 2014

South Carolina has plenty of talent left

COLUMBIA — Steve Spurrier is confident South Carolina hasn’t run out of football talent, even with some of the best in the game off to the NFL. The Gamecocks coach is entering his 10th year and believes after three consecutive 11-2 seasons, his club is prepared for that next step – a Southeastern Conference championship. “Our guys can play some ball now,” Spurrier said. Spurrier’s not alone in that belief. South Carolina was the preseason pick last month to win the SEC East and give Spurrier a shot at his first league crown since his “Fun-n-Gun” days at Florida. read more
Augusta Chronicle Aug 27, 2014

Dylan Thompson ready to lead Gamecocks after long wait

COLUMBIA — When South Carolina opens the season Thursday night against Texas A&M, make no mistake that Dylan Thompson is the leader of the Gamecocks. The fifth-year senior has watched from the sidelines, and he has an air of confidence about him. At the team’s media day earlier this month, senior guard A.J. Cann tried to join the horde of reporters who crowded around the quarterback and ask a question. But Thompson was having none of it. read more
Augusta Chronicle Aug 26, 2014

Linebacker Skai Moore won't start season opener for Gamecocks

South Carolina linebacker Skai Moore, the team’s leading tackler last season, won’t start the season opener against Texas A&M on Thursday night after missing a treatment session for a shoulder injury. Gamecocks defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward said sophomore Jonathan Walton would start over Moore, who led No. 9 South Carolina with 56 tackles and four interceptions as a freshman. Ward said Moore’s injury would not keep him from playing early on against the 21st-ranked Aggies. read more
Augusta Chronicle Aug 25, 2014

Gamecocks, Aggies to feature many new faces

COLUMBIA — South Carolina and Texas A&M find out this week what life’s like minus two of college football’s most transcendent, attention-grabbing stars of recent years. There will no Jadeveon Clowney-Johnny Manziel matchup in this one. read more
Augusta Chronicle Aug 21, 2014

Gamecocks' Mike Davis doesn't expect to miss opener against Texas A&M

Steve Spurrier says 1,000-yard rusher Mike Davis hasn’t practiced this week and might not be ready when the ninth-ranked Gamecocks open the season against No. 21 Texas A&M next Thursday night. Davis has been slowed by several injuries during camp, most recently a rib injury suffered last Saturday. He rushed for 1,183 yards last season, the fourth best single-season total in school history. Davis joked about his status Thursday on Twitter, “Y’’all really think I’m going to miss the first game?” followed by several grinning emoticons. read more
Augusta Chronicle Aug 20, 2014

No. 9 Gamecocks turn to youth in secondary

COLUMBIA — Steve Spurrier has said several times that No. 9 South Carolina has plenty of good players, just no one knows it yet. The Gamecocks coach better hope that’s especially true in the secondary where the club enters the season without last year’s lockdown standouts Victor Hampton and Jimmy Legree - and will lean heavily on freshmen Chris Lammons, Wesley Green and Al Harris Jr. to rotate into the mix this fall. “That’s my goal,” to start, said Harris, the son of former NFL defensive back Al Harris. “I just have to keep working and stay focused.” read more
The State Aug 19, 2014

Morning Meeting: South Carolina coach happy as the underdog

The notion that his team might be picked to win the national championship seems "far-fetched" to Spurrier.
The State Aug 19, 2014

Morning Meeting: Underdog role suits Spurrier just fine

Steve Spurrier says the notion that South Carolina will win the national championship is "far-fetched."
The State Aug 18, 2014

Connor Shaw solid in NFL debut with Browns

Connor Shaw made the most of his NFL debut Monday night.
The State Aug 18, 2014

Matulis could return sometime this season

Mike Matulis will be out for a while, but may not be out for the year.

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