Kids at Connie Maxwell’s Children Home play with Cocky, USC’s mascot, Tuesday afternoon during his visits around town before Fan Fest Tuesday evening in Uptown.
(Maddy Jones | Index-Journal)
Kids at Connie Maxwell’s Children Home play with Cocky, USC’s mascot, Tuesday afternoon during his visits around town before Fan Fest Tuesday evening in Uptown. (Maddy Jones | Index-Journal)
Just after a rock band band finished Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’,” South Carolina football coach Steve Spurrier told fans at Tuesday’s Fan Fest they have no reason to stop.
After a third consecutive 11-win season, fifth win in row against Clemson and the country’s longest consecutive home winning streak at 18 games, the “Head Ball Coach” reminisced about the accomplishments of his team which won the Capital One Bowl and earned a fourth-place ranking in the final Associated Press poll -- the highest end-of-season ranking in the football team’s history.


Not only did Spurrier, at the Fountain at Uptown, praise former Greenwood stars Kelcy Quarles (second-team All-American who is leaving USC early for the NFL draft) and D.J. Swearinger (player for the Houston Texans), he spoke highly of Greenwood.
“This has been a good Gamecock city for us, no question about it,” said Spurrier, who was wearing his Capital One Bowl coaching shirt underneath a vest.
Alternating between calling Clemson by its actual school name and “the Upstate team,” Spurrier polled fans about which win they liked the best.

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