Thursday, January 24, 2008

Spurrier announces Ellis Johnson as DC

The drama from today is done....at least now our coaching change is complete but now Ark-Kansas is pissed.

The question out there still is "how does this affect recruiting?"

From Joe Person at The STATE---

"Steve Spurrier, at a press conference today announced Arkansas defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson as USC's new defensive coordinator."

Seems it has come full circle - Spurrier spoke with Johnson, who was then at Mississippi State, and reportedly offered him the job before hiring VanGorder, according to sources.

"Johnson received a three-year deal from new Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino, but has not signed the contract, according to another source close to Johnson.

Johnson is a South Carolina and former head coach of The Citadel. He has long expressed an interest in returning to the state, where he has a lot of friends and family."


Oh the drama...........watch the live press conference from work - HERE

Here are some day after news stories to catch up on if you missed the drama yesterday:

7 comments:

Snead said...

Aren't there any real journalists in this damn state who can keep RT away from the microphone? I hate that guy.

Flounder said...

I am surprised this happened so quick but know that it had too b.c signing day is right around the corner.

Ellis must have wanted to be in SC badly.....

Flounder said...

let's hope Ellis does not get home sick and leave us like the QB from Summerville.

Anonymous said...

Great we hired the next BVG, trust me man SC is the place to be... i know i sold you on ARK last week... but your gonna like it here!

and the real reason he wants to be here is dat dat dah... not the program but location.. excellent hire dumbasses...
"Johnson is a South Carolina and former head coach of The Citadel. He has long expressed an interest in returning to the state, where he has a lot of friends and family."


JR Here's to you EJ the "Dave Odom" of DCs.....

Clemson fan said...

gee's south carolina is the drama queen of college football. just let it be. You don't see Clemson coaches running off to get more money at better schools or the NFL. They just love the Clemson team.

Tommy Bowden said...

and are committed to losing, Dick!

Flounder said...

my homesick comment was a joke...I know his roots are firm in SC but I guess all this drama from today has everyone tense.

Let's hope Ellis gets here quick to close some deals on the signing day front.