Welcome to the VIP Room, a comprehensive report brought to you by the staff of TheBigSpur.com designed to take you behind the scenes of South Carolina athletics.
In this week’s edition of the VIP Room, we take a look at why and sophomore Dylan Thompson has drawn the praise of head coach Steve Spurrier and emerged as the second string quarterback. Find out how redshirt freshman Sheldon Royster is balancing his medical condition and college football.
South Carolina also had two of the state’s top players in the 2014 class - defensive tackle Dexter Wideman and linebacker Christian Miller - on campus this week. Get the behind the scenes on how those visits went, plus notes on Kelsey Griffin and the Gamecocks’ top target in the 2014 class at the quarterback position.
But the VIP Room is much more than just football. The VIP Room houses information on various sports at South Carolina. Find out which player has surprised coaches in summer basketball workouts. See who the standouts were at the East Coast Pro Showcase on the baseball field. One sport, which played in the NCAA Tournament last year, lost its top assistant coach and chief recruiter late last week. How will that impact the program going forward and who replaces him?
Plus, find out a how things are going for baseball coach turned athletic director Ray Tanner in his first few weeks on the job and how the staff around him has reacted to the hire.
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