USC beat writer Joe Person has some great stuff from the SEC meetings taking place in Destin Florida this week. Steve Spurrier following Lane Kiffin onto an elevator to let him and all the other coaches riding it that he never said Kiffin cheated? Wow. They could honestly make a soap opera called “SEC Football” and it would be must see T.V.
Steve Spurrier has never been afraid to take a shot at Tennessee (think: “You can’t spell Citrus without ‘UT'”) and former Vols coach Phillip Fulmer was often the target of the Head Ball Coaches quips. But you always got the feeling the Spurrier respected Fulmer and the Vol program. Now, with Kiffin running the show at Rocky Top, I’m not so sure.
There is also a story out about the fate of suspended Gamecock defensive back C.C. Whitlock and incoming freshman recruit Ben Axon. Both have been arrested in the past week. Whitlock for trespassing at a night club near his hometown of Chester. Axon for possesion of marijuana with intent to distribute.
Looks like Spurrier is going to take a few days before he decides what to do with both players which could be good news for the players. I compare it to a jury when someone is on trial. The longer they deliberate, the better chance they have of getting a lesser verdict, or in this case not getting kicked out of the program.
I don’t think either player is out of the woods. In fact, I’d say there is a better than slim chance that neither are with the team when camp opens. Honestly, how many more chances can Spurrier give Whitlock?