You have to give it to Eric Hyman. The South Carolina athletics director went all in by hiring Frank Martin as USC’s next men’s basketball coach. The hiring showed Hyman is serious about fielding a basketball team that wins, and wins big. It also showed that Hyman was willing to roll the dice in accepting the perceived baggage that comes with Martin.
It would have been easy for Hyman to pass on Martin. There is enough in Martin’s background to give any athletics director pause. Yet Hyman forged ahead, seeking answers to all the questions that have surrounded the 46-year-old coach in his 27-year coaching career.
Once satisfied with the answers to those questions and that he had found his coach, Hyman put a...
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Jeff Schultz, Atlanta Journal-Constitution - October 3, 2012
Over the past few seasons, Mark Richt has had no shortage of reasons to put his fist through a wall, terrorize secretaries and assistant coaches or erupt in a news conference, as if Athens’ own little Mt. Vesuvius.
He... more »
Gregg Doyel, CBS Sports - October 1, 2012
The Penn State comparison is what set off South Carolina's Steve Spurrier, and Spurrier was right to be upset at local sports writer Ron Morris for making it. It's too soon to use the tragedy at Penn State as a point of... more »
Isaac Rauch, Deadspin - October 1, 2012
Ron Morris, a columnist for The Statenewspaper in South Carolina, has publicly disagreed with Steve Spurrier before and been publicly rebuked before. Saturday Down South has a good recap of the situation; it's worth watching... more »
Mike Lopresti, USA Today - September 21, 2012
You wonder where it all started to go wrong for Billy Gillispie. You wonder how his career went off the 10-meter diving platform. You wonder when the moment was he might have crossed the line from intense disciplinarian to a... more »