The Gamecocks' defensive line has a new coach after the former one announced he was headed to the Swamp on Tuesday.
University of South Carolina Football Head Coach Steve Spurrier said Deke Adams was joining the coaching staff following Brad Lawing's departure. University of Florida Head Coach Will Muschamp has hired Lawing as the Gator's defensive line and assistant head coach.
Adams comes from the University of North Carolina where he coached the defensive line in 2012 along with two previous seasons under Chapel Hill's Head Coach Larry Fedora at Southern Mississippi - where he also played in the early 1990s.
"I'm excited about getting to Columbia and the opportunity to coach with Coach Spurrier and Coach (Lorenzo) Ward," said Adams. "I've known about South Carolina for a long time and it's a great opportunity for me and my family."
Lawing's move to Spurrier's alma mater and former team comes after seven seasons coaching the Gamecocks' defensive line and 17 seasons in all with the team.
"Brad Lawing did an excellent job here for the last seven years," Spurrier said. "He's a good coach and we appreciate everything he did for the Gamecocks. We wish him all the best."
He replaces Dan Quinn, who was Florida's defensive coordinator and line coach. Quinn left last week, returning to the NFL as Seattle's defensive coordinator.
The Gamecocks (11-2) lost to Florida (11-2) in Gainesville 44-11 during the 2012 season.
Copyright 2013 FOX Carolina (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials...More >
Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million - the highest Powerball jackpot in history.More >
It's been less than 10 months since the world record for a lottery prize. On Saturday night, it could conceivably fall once again.More >
It's all about the odds, and one single ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials disclosed Sunday.More >
Friday, May 17 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:20:45 GMT
An Upstate woman's money is gone and her friend got hit too. They don't know when their debit card numbers got swiped, but they think there may be more victims in the area. After a frustrating few days,More >
An Upstate woman and her friend have both lost money from their banking accounts - money they did not spend themselves.More >
Sunday, May 19 2013 4:24 AM EDT2013-05-19 08:24:11 GMT
DES MOINES, IOWA (KCCI/CNN) - A reunion between a special dog and a special man happened in Iowa Friday. Sgt. Ross Gundlach, a U.S. Marine, has a surprise reunion with Casey, a yellow Labrador that helpedMore >
A reunion between a special dog and a special man happened in Iowa Friday.More >
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:31 PM EDT2013-05-19 00:31:53 GMT
Anderson county deputies said a woman was rescued as she fought to stay afloat in the Saluda River on Saturday.Deputies were called out near Osteen Hill Road around 3:30 p.m. after a woman tried to crossMore >
Anderson County deputies said a woman was rescued as she fought to stay afloat in the Saluda River on Saturday.More >
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:30 PM EDT2013-05-19 00:30:43 GMT
Anderson police said a man was shot in the back Saturday night.Police said the victim got in his car and tried to chase down the person who shot him on Burdine Street around 6:30 p.m.Police say the victimMore >
Anderson police said a man was shot in the back Saturday night.More >
A poll by Reader's Digest named the 100 most trusted people in America. The list includes celebrities, politicians, philanthropists and even presidents. Click here to see the top 30.More >
A poll by Reader's Digest named the 100 most trusted people in America. The list includes celebrities, politicians, philanthropists and even presidents, and Readers Digest admits the results were surprising. Click here to see the top 30. More >