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Steve Spurrier Should Be Remembered as Greatest Player's Coach in NCAA History

"I think the days of a coach talking a kid into staying are not smart."
Those were the words of South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier at SEC Media Days in Hoover, Alabama, earlier this month, when asked how he approaches players who are considering jumping to the NFL early.
In fact, Spurrier is even preemptively issuing tickets for his current players to play on Sundays.

Will Spurrier and the USC Gamecocks Make Their Way Back to the SEC Championship?

Day 2 of SEC media days is officially underway in Hoover, Alabama. The South Carolina Gamecocks made a showing with head coach Steve Spurrier leading the way. How well do you think this big-time program will do in the 2014 season?
Watch Bleacher Report's SEC lead writer Barrett Sallee and 107.5 The Game's Michael Haney discuss the latest buzz surrounding the Gamecocks at SEC media days.
 

College Football Week 1 Picks: Texas A&M Aggies vs. South Carolina Gamecocks

South Carolina Gamecocks junior running back Mike Davis has averaged 5.7 yards per carry in his career, which is important to consider when making your Week 1 college football picks, as he prepares to take on the Texas A&M Aggies at Williams-Brice Stadium.
Sports bettors will find that the Gamecocks are 14-point home favorites in the NCAA football odds, with no betting total available in the marketplace.
Let's take a closer look at this Southeastern Conference matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.
 

South Carolina Football: Strengths, Weaknesses and Secret Weapons

South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier is quiet, perhaps a little too quiet. But that could mean great things for this year's South Carolina squad. 
With a promising young roster that now has a respectable amount of experience after another 11-win season, the 2014 season has huge potential for the Gamecocks. They can assert their dominance at most positional units and can unleash a flurry of talented offensive and defensive weapons.

South Carolina Football: Recapping the Biggest 2014 Offseason News so Far

The South Carolina Gamecocks are just 76 days away from opening their 2014 football campaign against the Texas A&M Aggies, so it is time to reflect on the biggest news from the 2014 offseason. 
All has been relatively calm for head coach Steve Spurrier and his squad. There has been a strong focus on recruiting, and the Gamecocks have one of the better 2014 recruiting classes as of right now. 

Why Recent Transfers Are Actually Good News for Steve Spurrier, South Carolina

If South Carolina's offense is going to take on more of an old-school Steve Spurrier feel in 2014, it's going to need plenty of wide receivers to do so.
There's a problem, though—some of those wide receivers are leaving.
Kwinton Smith left the program earlier in the offseason, and according to Josh Kendall of The State, the Gamecocks lost sophomore Jody Fuller to a transfer this week.

Position-by-Position Analysis of South Carolina's 2014 Roster

South Carolina lost a few key players in No. 1 overall draft pick Jadeveon Clowney, rock-solid quarterback Connor Shaw and a handful of other players. Despite losing some major talents on both sides of the ball, the Gamecocks return a team with a great deal of experience. 
The team may be young in certain areas, but the experience gained during last season will help to carry the Gamecocks a long way in 2014. 

South Carolina Football: Early Game-by-Game Prediction for the 2014 Season

It's almost summer, which means that the college football season is also not too far away for the South Carolina Gamecocks. 
South Carolina is coming off its third straight year of having a top-five ranking at the end of the season. The Gamecocks have quickly become an elite squad in the realm of college football, though this year's team could be more talented than the teams prior. 

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