Saturday, June 27, 2009

Spurrier's deal gets a new incentive clause


From this State article, it sheds the light on a new incentive that has been put on top of USC Football Coach Steve Spurrier's contract. This one goes from the field to the classroom. Spurrier got a nice holiday bonus when he lead the gamecocks to the Outback bowl - 100k. Now if the gamecock football team can shine not only on the field but in the class room Spurrier & Co can collect --

"an additional $50,000 in any year when his team posts a multiyear APR between 925-934. He would receive $75,000 for an APR between 935-949, and $100,000 if the score exceeds 950. APR awards two points for each scholarship athlete — one each for eligibility and retention. Teams that score below 925 on the scale are subject to penalties such as scholarship losses. In addition, Spurrier will receive $50,000 to distribute among his staff after any year in which his team posts an APR or 925 or higher."

In Spurrier’s first four seasons, USC had APR scores of 911, 913, 921 and 929.
It is called a academic clause. To let more about what a APR is and why it matters or how to do the math go HERE.

Which is more important if you had to choose a APR above 950 or a SEC Championship?

Congrats Former Gamecocks for making the BC Lions

Uscsports.com is reporting that the Former University of South Carolina Gamecock football players Justin Sorensen and Jonathan Williams have made the 46-man Opening Day roster of the BC Lions in the Canadian Football League.

LOHD wishes Sorensen, the BC native, and Williams all the best in the CFL.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Gamecock Clips: A Quick Recap

69 days left till kickoff for USC....and here is some Friday afternoon reading....

USC Basketball News
  1. Archie, Downey talk 2010
USC Football News
  1. USC wants Watson
  2. Watson joins Summers in Calgary
  3. Succop gets his day in the sun
  4. Downey, Archie dream big for 2009-10
  5. USC football in prime time twice to open season
    New conditioning coach brings different approach
  6. More on summer workouts
  7. Golson makes quick work of recruitment
  8. Q&A: South Carolina strength coach Matt Thomas
Former Gamecocks
  1. Cook makes an impression on Titans
General USC
  1. Update: New deal approved for Hyman
LOHD Posts
  1. Gamecocks add another OL to 2010 class
  2. Former Gamecock Meredith signs contract with Packers
  3. Former Gamecock - Captain signs with Panthers
  4. Ex-USC player Kinsey charged with DUI
  5. Might be the worst thing I have ever seen
  6. Living the dream as Mr. Irrelevant XXXIV

Gamecocks add another OL to 2010 class

Jacksonville (FL) Lee HS offensive lineman Tramell Williams says he wants to be a Gamecock.

Williams passed up some other great offers to be a Gamecock. South Carolina beat out Illinois, Vanderbilt, Indiana, Southern Miss, and Maryland.

I love it. Keep getting the big boys up front b/c god knows we need them!

The 6-3, 270 pound Williams becomes South Carolina's 11th commitment in the 2010 class. He is ranked as the No. 11 center in the country on Scout.com.

Great Job Coach Wolford, Spurrier Jr and Beamer !

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Former Gamecock Meredith signs contract with Packers

The Green Bay Packers signed former Gamecock Jamon Meredith to a contract, the team announced today and The State reported.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. But The Packer Report reported that the deal is likely in the neighborhood of four years and $1.75 million.

Ryan Succop (Chiefs), Captain Munnerlyn (Panthers) and Stoney Woodson (Giants) have all signed contracts with their respective teams.

Former Gamecock - Captain signs with Panthers

The Carolina Panthers reached a deal with seventh-round choice Captain Munnerlyn. Captain was a former corner for the gamecocks.

The 5-foot-8 Munnerlyn is expected to compete for Carolina's kick returning job and for a spot at backup cornerback.

More HERE or HERE

Ex-USC player Kinsey charged with DUI

The Cavs get SHAQ, which is good news, and then get dealt with bad news - HERE - with the Cleveland Cavaliers Guard and former South Carolina guard Tarence Kinsey Jr. being charged with drunken driving over night.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Gamecock Clips

Some bedtime or early morning reading for ya...

---Video: Horn, Downey comments
---Depth chart tidbits; note on Mark Smith
---South Carolina has updated its depth chart
---Downey, Archie dream big for 2009-10
---Seems USC is going after a slew of OL according to this list
---Video: Fairgrounds parking gets facelift

LOHD
Gamecocks land a DB Recruit

Garnet & Black
Post-Spring Previews: Ole Miss

Other Blogs of note
--Gator Blog has a USC Preview - SEC Fall Preview: The South Carolina GameCocks
--ACC & SEC Blog - SEC Football: Ten Questions for 2009

--Former Gamecock Sidney Rice has a blog on his site now - http://www.sidneyrice18.com/

Gamecocks land a DB Recruit

Via Scout.com - Along with prospect Ronald Patrick the Gamecocks landed another commitment over the weekend and the fourth in the last week in the form of Northside HS (Warner Robins, GA) cornerback Brison Williams.

Sorry we missed out on Logan Stewart who pledged to become a OL at Vandy as the gamecocks could have used the services of the 6 foot 4 inch 268lb big nasty up front to go with Patrick, A.J. Cann and Elliot Williams .

Let's welcome Mr. Williams to DB U where aspiring corners become NFL stars....for those who don't get it I mean the gamecock secondary.

Gamecocks currently have the 25th ranked class for 2010

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Gamecocks Land Another OL / 2nd this week

Via Scout.com - The Gamecocks keep improving a weak point on the team and that is the offensive line. Seems the recruiting coordinators are busy lining up future gamecocks to line up in the future. The latest recruit to commit is Cocoa HS (Cocoa, FL) OL prospect Ronald Patrick.

Patrick becomes the Gamecocks' latest and 9th commitment of the 2010 class. The Gamecocks recruited Patrick to play guard and center. He joins four-star prospects A.J. Cann and Elliot Williams as the offensive linemen on USC's commitment list and it seems USC is after another.

Glad to see Spurrier & Co working to improve this area! Can I say the obvious...it is about time!

Sunday Gamecock News

Here is some gamecock news for your Sunday reading ---
LOHD
Garnet & Black

Toughest Places to Play according to EA Sports Football 10

With the greatest sports game weeks away from its' seasonal debut, here is a list of the "Toughest Places to Play" according to EA Sports NCAA Football 10.

Due note that Willy B fell out of the Top 25 from last year!!!

25. Boone Pickens Stadium - Oklahoma State
24. Lavell Edwards Stadium - BYU
23. Jordan-Hare Stadium - Auburn
22. Clemson Memorial Stadium - Clemson
21. Milan Puskar Stadium - West Virginia
20. Bronco Stadium - Boise State
19. Jones AT&T Stadium - Texas Tech
18. Kyle Field - Texas A&M
17. Notre Dame Stadium - Notre Dame
16. Michigan Stadium - Michigan
15. Doak Campbell Stadium - Florida State
14. Sanford Stadium - Georgia
13. Camp Randall Stadium - Wisconsin
12. Memorial Stadium - Nebraska
11. Bryant-Denny Stadium - Alabama
10. Lane Stadium - Virginia Tech
09. USC Stadium - Southern Cal
08. Autzen Stadium - Oregon
07. DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium - Texas
06. Neyland Stadium - Tennessee
05. Gaylord-Oklahoma Memorial - Oklahoma
04. Ohio Stadium - Ohio State
03. Tiger Stadium - LSU
02. Beaver Stadium - Penn State
01. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium - Florida

Thoughts?