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Over & out: WR D.L. Moore won’t play in Gamecocks’ bowl game

Florida's Saunders breaks up a pass intended for South Carolina's Moore during their NCAA college football game in Gainesville, Florida AP

As South Carolina continues preparations for its Outback Bowl matchup with Michigan New Year’s Day, the Ol’ Ball Coach acknowledged he will have one less weapon at his disposal in the Gamecocks’ passing-game arsenal.

Following Saturday’s practice, head coach Steve Spurrier confirmed that wide receiver D.L. Moore will not play in USC’s postseason.  The reason given?  Unspecified violation of team rules, of course.

As Moore is a fifth-year senior, it means his collegiate career has officially come to an end.

Starting five games in 2012, Moore caught eight passes for 139 yards and two touchdowns.  For his career, Moore finishes with 454 yards on 40 receptions and six touchdowns.

Additionally, Spurrier announced that offensive lineman Kyle Harris would not travel with the team as well due to the whole team-rules thing.  As a redshirt freshman this season, Harris started one game.

The school said he is expected to transfer out of the football program.

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7 Responses to “Over & out: WR D.L. Moore won’t play in Gamecocks’ bowl game”
  1. igottz5onit says: Dec 16, 2012 12:06 PM

    This bowl is a joke. A solid SEC team playing a so-so Big 10 team is gonna win by 14 if only their second string team takes the field. Someone on a previous post said we need a bowl czar to pick the bowls so they aren’t lopsided. I think that might be a good idea with pairings picked by the czar and voted on by the fans but it would never happen due to the money aspect and the fact that some teams’ fans travel better than others.

  2. jbradley006 says: Dec 16, 2012 4:57 PM

    I feel like I just got dumber after reading igottz5onit’s comment. Kids make sure you get your parent’s permission before posting comments.

  3. igottz5onit says: Dec 16, 2012 5:05 PM

    Then I guess we are all lucky it’s not possible for you to get any dumber.:-)

  4. jimbo75025 says: Dec 16, 2012 5:27 PM

    @igottz5onit

    Well, South Carolina is well known for playing down to the level of their opponent. Not a crack on South Carolina, just that they have won some ugly ugly games the last few years. On a few occasions such as the UGA game this year, they have came out and blew the doors off somebody but those occasions have been few and far between.

  5. igottz5onit says: Dec 16, 2012 5:30 PM

    Yeah but unfortunately this year they have pretty much played solid football all year with the possible exception of the early debacles in the Florida game. I don’t see this one being close for very long as much as I hope otherwise.

  6. thebigtim2012 says: Dec 16, 2012 7:59 PM

    Michigan will play up and we will prob play a little down it might be a game for the first half however I do agree we should have received a better bowl

  7. thegamecocker says: Dec 18, 2012 10:57 AM

    Gentlemen:

    Games are won or lost on the field. Being a Gamecock fan, I have witnessed our team playing down to the level of the opponent and getting beat. My sense is because this is a veteran team, we will play well and this will not be the case. Despite what some have said on this blog, Michigan is a solid football team and South Carolina better respect that or we will be upset. They have speed and their line play is improving, albeit with young players. Carolina is a good team this year…but not that good that we should take Michigan lightly. And with no Marcus Lattimore and a gimpy Connor Shaw, the game should be pretty close. The Head Ball Coach and DC Ward will hopefully inspire SC to play to its potential.

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