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Cocks cocky, fans aren't

Cocks cocky, fans aren't

Steve Spurrier's first goal upon assuming the coaching reins at South Carolina two years ago was to upgrade the talent level. His second was to upgrade the expectation level.

Feeding off their coach's confidence, Gamecock players now expect success. As a result, getting Carolina's fans on board is the next order of business. They have accepted mediocrity so graciously for so long that losing competitively is almost as satisfying as winning. Steve Spurrier is determined to change that. "The history there is not all that super-duper," he said, noting that Carolina has...

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