Gamecocks enjoy light Wednesday workout

Another sunny spring day in Columbia meant another practice for the USC football team, this time it was a laid back day as the team worked out in helmets and shorts for about two hours. It was a quiet day for the football team as they went through practice on the field, but the real news around the USC football program came from off the field.

According to the Associated Press, some lawmakers are upset that the only black member of the USC Board of Trustees may not have enough votes to be re-elected. That may have been enough for some to allegedly contact recruits, urging them that playing at USC may not be the best choice for them.

The chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus, David Weeks, said Wednesday, "We are asking young athletes to be aware … there are folks in this state who say it's fine to play ball but not be on the governing board."

Also, the report stated that famed running back recruit Marcus Lattimore was a player that had been contacted.

Spurrier said that there was nothing he or his team could do about the comments of the Black Caucus, and his team would only be concerned with what they had control over moving forward. "That's not in my control, worry about what you control," said Spurrier. Don't have any concern with what you have no control over."

Back on the field, it was a good day for quarterback Andrew Clifford, who played well during the scrimmage to end the practice, making several key throws. However, it wasn't all good news for the quarterback corps at USC, as Coach Spurrier announced that Aramis Hillary will probably be transferring to a lower division.

"Aramis is probably going to transfer down a division, where he's got a chance to play next year," said Spurrier. "I think it's a smart decision, he wants to play, and we wish him the best."


- Team will practice tomorrow from 4-6 p.m.

- Spurrier will be speaking at a meeting of the Spartanburg Gamecock Club tonight, and was heading there immediately after practice.

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