South Carolina opens spring practice without stars
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina started spring practice quietly after a season where the Gamecocks and their star players made a lot of noise.
Coach Steve Spurrier usually makes the opening practice of spring an event, inviting fans and having his players put on a show. But the Head Ball Coach, who likes to move practices to find good weather and even runs some drills shirtless in the summer, delayed the first practice for two days hoping for decent weather.
A cold rain forced the Gamecocks into a closed practice in their cramped, outdated indoor facility Thursday. They wanted to get at least one practice in before spring break started this weekend.