The news Monday night that former USC great Kenny McKinley had died in Denver shocked the Gamecock program to the core. Gamecock head coach Steve Spurrier did not recruit McKinley, but he came to love him. McKinley finished his career at USC as the school’s all time leading receiver.
Early reports from Denver were that McKinley committed suicide. His death remains under investigation by authorities in Denver.
After Monday night’s practice, Spurrier spoke briefly with reporters about McKinley.