This may be everywhere for all we know, but someone passed along an email from USC Athletic Director Eric Hyman to the Gamecock season ticket holders. It has some of the same things as his media release, alhough there are some different aspects in the email to the fans. Hat tip to Travis P.
From: “South Carolina Athletics” <GAMECOCKTICKETS@SC.EDU>
Date: March 13, 2012 1:18:15 PM EDT
Subject: From the Desk of Eric Hyman
March 13, 2013
Dear Gamecock Fans:
I have decided to release men’s basketball coach Darrin Horn from his head coaching duties effective at the end of the month.
This was a very difficult decision. Darrin has done a good job in areas in which we place great value. Under his leadership our academics have improved immensely, he has run a program of integrity and his student-athletes have represented the university and department appropriately. However, we could not overlook other factors that led to this decision. In the world of college athletics, wins and losses and being competitive in the SEC had to be considered. Recruiting, player development and diminishing fan support also was considered when making a decision like this.
Our goal for our men’s basketball program is the same as all of our athletics programs at South Carolina – to be a nationally-prominent program that battles for championships. With that in mind, we will begin a national search immediately to find the very best coach possible for the University of South Carolina.