January 28, 2015

Wake Forest OL Cory Helms talks transfer to USC (AUDIO)

Cory Helms joined SportsTalk Tuesday night.

Cory Helms joined SportsTalk Tuesday night.

Sunday afternoon USC got a commitment from Wake Forest offensive lineman Cory Helms.

Helms is transferring from Winston-Salem to be closer to his grandmother, also making it easier for his family to watch him play.  He’s started the previous two seasons for the Demon Deacons, being named a Freshman All-American at center in 2013.

Tuesday evening Helms was kind enough to join us live on SportsTalk to talk about his transfer south to conclude his college career.

Helms elaborated more on the decision to transfer from Wake with us, told us why he chose USC over the likes of Texas A&M, Mississippi State, and more, and told us how he believes he fits in the fold in Columbia.

AUDIO: Corey Helms [9:15]

 

Brad Lawing on coaching future, Clowney, and more (AUDIO)

Former USC defensive line coach Brad Lawing discussed his future with SportsTalk Thursday night.

Former USC defensive line coach Brad Lawing discussed his future with SportsTalk Thursday night.

Thursday night we welcomed back into the program a man who has spent many years coaching college football in the state of South Carolina, defensive line coach Brad Lawing.

Lawing had two different, lengthy stints in Columbia coaching the defensive line unit for USC.

He spent the two previous seasons in Gainesville, coaching the defensive side of the ball for the Florida Gators, but was not retained when head coach Will Muschamp was fired.

Tonight Lawing discussed his coaching options, intimating that he may be coaching somewhere within the week, looked back on his time coaching at USC, including his time mentoring Jadeveon Clowney, and also elaborated on his relationships with other coaches within the profession.

AUDIO: Brad Lawing [15:00]

Latest Gamecock football commit Blake Camper on SportsTalk (AUDIO)

Blake Camper of New Jersey joined us Tuesday night to discuss his USC commitment.

Blake Camper of New Jersey joined us Tuesday night to discuss his USC commitment.

Tuesday night the latest commitment for the USC football program, New Jersey offensive lineman Blake Camper, joined us live on the program to discuss his commitment to play his college ball with the Gamecocks.

Camper originally made a pledge to play at Rutgers back in June, but flipped his commitment to USC following his visit to Columbia over the weekend.

Camper’s father was also coached by USC head coach Steve Spurrier during his time at Duke.

Camper told us about the flip, what he likes about coach Spurrier, and more.

AUDIO; Blake Camper [5:30]

 

USC Upstate’s Eddie Payne joins SportsTalk Wednesday (AUDIO)

Coach Eddie Payne joined SportsTalk Thursday night.

Coach Eddie Payne joined SportsTalk Thursday night.

Tonight we were pleased to welcome into SportsTalk USC Upstate head basketball coach Eddie Payne.

The Spartans are 13-6 o the season thus far, including a 1-2 record within the Atlantic Sun Conference.

The conference slate will get no easier for Upstate as they host Florida Gulf Coast Thursday night.

Tonight coach Payne elaborated on his squad’s season thus far, and hinted at the challenges they’ll face with the Eagles, who most will remember for their Cinderella run in the NCAA tourney recently.

USC Upstate and Florida Gulf Coast will tip things off at the Hodge Center tomorrow night at 7:00.

AUDIO: Eddie Payne [6:00]

 

 

Charleston Southern’s Barclay Radebaugh on SportsTalk (AUDIO)

Barclay Radebaugh joined SportsTalk Thursday night.

Barclay Radebaugh joined SportsTalk Thursday night.

Tonight we welcomed into the program Charleston Southern head basketball coach Barclay Radebaugh

His Buccaneers are fresh off of a 80-58 victory over Liberty last night at the CSU Fieldhouse in Charleston.

Radebaugh’s Bucs are 9-7 so far this season, with a conference record of 3-2.

Thursday night coach Radebaugh broke down his team’s philosophy, the advantages of playing in the extremely unique “Buc Dome”, and his squad’s remaining schedule down the road.

AUDIO: Barclay Radebaugh [9:06]