Wednesday, February 07, 2007

I hope Reaves stays for a long time...

With South Carolina set to sign the highest rated recruiting class in school history, Gamecocks recruiting coordinator David Reaves plans to be around to admire his handiwork.

Reaves said Tuesday night he has not been offered the Oakland Raiders' quarterbacks coach job after interviewing for the position late last week with his brother-in-law, new Raiders coach Lane Kiffin. Reaves would not comment when asked whether he expected to receive an offer, other than to say he planned to be at USC next season.

Reaves is the second assistant coach in the state to meet with Oakland about its quarterbacks position. Clemson offensive coordinator Rob Spence talked to the Raiders last week before withdrawing from consideration.

In his first season as Spurrier's recruiting coordinator, Reaves has helped USC assemble a class ranked in the top 10 nationally by and The Gamecocks expect to receive binding, letters of intent today from 31 players, including 15 rated as four-star prospects or higher by

Reaves, who assists Spurrier with USC's quarterbacks, joined the Gamecocks in 2002 as a graduate assistant under Lou Holtz. (from the


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