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Tide has ‘a little bit of interest’ in Gamecocks’ OL coach

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Yesterday, Ben noted that Alabama has spoken with UCF offensive line coach Brent Key regarding their vacancy at the same position.

Now, it appears Nick Saban is at least sniffing around an assistant from an SEC school as well.

South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier acknowledged to Thursday night that “there’s a little bit of interest there” on the part of the Tide in his line coach, Shawn Elliott. The website wrote that they “[c]an’t confirm or deny if there is going to be an Elliott interview with Alabama.”

For his part, Spurrier “didn’t seem too concerned” about losing the coach, the site noted.

Elliott has been Spurrier’s line coach since 2010. It was his first and only job at the FBS level as he had spent his entire career up until then at Appalachian State, serving on that FCS staff from 1996-2009. He was the Mountaineers’ line coach for the final 10 years of his time at his alma mater before leaving for the Gamecocks.

The line position came open on Saban’s coaching staff a week ago when Jeff Stoutland left for the same job with the Philadelphia Eagles.

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6 Responses to “Tide has ‘a little bit of interest’ in Gamecocks’ OL coach”
  1. cranespy says: Feb 15, 2013 7:45 AM

    Quality individual, quality coach……SHOULD have gotten the head job at App State…..hope he does end up with the Tide!

  2. floridacock says: Feb 15, 2013 9:30 AM

    a reflection on society. rich get richer

  3. jonkybon says: Feb 15, 2013 1:49 PM

    If South Carolina used some of the money they are paying their players on their coaches, those coaches might not continue to make lateral moves away from Columbia. On second thought, the coaches probably are accepting less just to get away from the Ole Ball Sack!!!

  4. floridacock says: Feb 15, 2013 2:45 PM

    jonkybon has emerged from his hole! The most pathetic Clemson liar to ever post anywhere. Only team in SC to ever have paid it’s players is Clemson. Can’t wait for the 5th whipping in a row come November.

  5. clemsonstillsucks says: Feb 15, 2013 11:18 PM

    C’mon Jonk. “Can’t we all get along?”

    If we can’t do that, can we at least come up with something more based in reality?

    By the way – I heard Clemson is considering mothballing its fencing team this year due to the increase of the market price of lumber. Anything to that rumor?

  6. jonkybon says: Feb 18, 2013 8:56 AM


    Funny how you call me a liar, but have yet to tell the truth here.

    Clemson isn’t the only program as the real USC is currently on probation for paying Reggie Bush. Your Lamecocks are on probation for the second time in eight years for providing illegal benefits to players. Ever hear of the Whitney Hotel to the tune of $60,000. That’s more money then you made over the last three years. I know welfare doesn’t pay much.

    If you’re referring to the early 80’s, Danny Ford was cleared of any wrong doing. A booster gave a small number of players a few hundred dollars. Clemson was found guilty and justly punished. The NCAA ruled it did not effect the team and Clemson retained the National title.

    Later in the decade a coach gave a player $250. to buy lunch for the entire team when a bus broke down. Combined it pales to the new car USC-East bought Clowney or the six digit salaried job the University provided for his previously unemployed/uneducated dad.

    Now attack me with your plethera of screen names. You have to attack me, because the facts don’t lie as you do fan of cocks!

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