SOUTH CAROLINA STILL SEARCHING …
University of Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart has reached an agreement to become the next head football coach at the University of Georgia, multiple media outlets are reporting. Smart, 39, would replace Mark Richt – who was fired by the school two days ago.
Smart can’t officially sign with the Bulldogs until after this weekend’s Southeastern Conference championship game – which pits No. 2 Alabama against No. 18 Florida – but The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is already reporting on his decision to retain a pair of Georgia assistants on his new coaching staff.
Smart has been instrumental in helping head coach Nick Saban turn the Alabama program into the nation’s elite – a run that’s included national championships in 2009, 2011 and 2012.
In addition to leading the nation’s top defense, Smart has also been a force on the recruiting trail – drawing numerous blue chip recruits to Tuscaloosa.
Prior to being hired by Georgia (where he played his college ball from 1995-98), Smart was viewed as a frontrunner for the vacant head coaching position at the University of South Carolina. Gamecocks’ athletics director Ray Tanner has been working to find a replacement for head coach Steve Spurrier, who resigned six games into the 2015 season.
Smart’s name is the third to be crossed off of the Gamecock short list. Houston head coach Tom Herman took his name out of consideration for the job last week, while Memphis head coach Justin Fuente has been tapped to take over for veteran head coach Frank Beamer at Virginia Tech.
So who will South Carolina hire?
Tanner recently met with Auburn defensive coordinator (and former Florida head coach) Will Muschamp. He is also reportedly looking at Georgia defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt (although, ironically, Pruitt is a top target to replace Muschamp at Alabama).
Tanner has also met with former Clemson University offensive coordinator Chad Morris.
Other possibilities? North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora, Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen and Richt – the guy Smart is replacing at Georgia.
Tanner has said South Carolina hopes to name its next coach no later than December 12.
Fuck college and professional football is what I say!!!!!!!!!!!!
College/Professional football is the 20th & 21st century version of Roman Bread and Circus!!!!!!
fools and saps all!!!!!!
***** sigh *****
I’m posting what I truly believe….What can I say???????????
Stop the madness!!!!!!!!!!
Stop the madness that is college and professional football in its present form !!!!!!
so what your saying is this Katniss is around the corner, and the hunger games are coming
It’s a crap shoot. We’ll see.
So Terry, are you going to write about this over at the Lexington Chronicle?
Why are you posting from Murrels Inlet?
How’s Aaron C. King doing?
Is he Stephen King’s brother?
No man, you know Terry Ward who works over at Lexington Chronicle’s buddy. You know, “Big T”. aka T. Lawrence.
Is he related to former FSU qb Charlie Ward?
I don’t know, ask Terry Ward’s other live in, Tiffany Jefferson. Or give them a call:
Damn.Is Tiffany related to George Jefferson?
I’m sure if you give Terry Ward a buzz he can give you a full report and even post it over at the Lexington Chronicle for you.
Why would anyone care? You work for ISIS or Planned Parenthood?
Why do you want to know who I work for? Are you looking to get an abortion for your Muslim children?
No.Just wanted to give the DOJ some direction.Night.
HaHa! Good luck with that.
Tell Terry Ward/Big T/Grand Tango/TARevolution I said “Hi!” and that he should be thankful he has good editors to clean up his prose.
Also let him know he can’t be half bad for taking in a Marine with PTSD who has been kicked out of his house by his girlfriend.
But, he should really tone down the internet rhetoric now that he’s no longer anonymous. His employers might not like it.
Never met the man.However if you are apparently willing to libel/slander the Lexington Chronicle to go after the ONLY reason FitsNews exists, go for it.
Love this damn place.
The only reason FitsNews exists?
Pleeeease. That’s laughable.
You may not have met him, but you two converse quite often so since he’s stopped responding you can pass along the note for me.
How do I pass the note along? ha ha ha …without GT this forum ain’t worth a shit.Nothing against Fits as a majority of the articles are informative however FitsNews is infected with liberals and that means NO coherent discussion of issues/politics/life (outside of erneba,Rogue etc…)
pogo said, “Nothing against Fits as a majority of the articles are informative”
Well there you go. And GT/Terry Ward didn’t have to slap the shit out of anyone for you to admit FitsNews exists on its own merit, not GT’s.
No.FitsNews is worth visiting, in my opinion, because of the traffic GT generates with his spot on, brilliant opinions.
I generally always learn something from the FitsNews articles even if MOST have an ‘agenda’.However without GT all we would have on Fits is a cesspool of liberal drivel on the comment sections outside of the 4 or 5 conservatives that contribute (RINO Bible Thumper occasionally finds a needle in the haystack :)
Why do you people make it so personal with GT?
You’re complaining on behalf of GT about “people make it so personal”?
They converse daily, because they are the same person.
Why does he go by T. Lawrence? That link you posted gave another last name. Did he get gay married and take his husband’s name?
Is Lawrence Flip’s last name?
This is all starting to click.
I was expecting a bald, fat 65-year-old fart screaming obscenities about Obama every five seconds. Instead he looks like a creepy church deacon who may have an underground sex dungeon in his home.
That was ME!
Using your alter ego pogo to do damage control isn’t going to work, Terry.
Wearing a dress today,Boz?
Someone’s a bit touchy today. Don’t worry brah, you can develop another alter ego to demonize Republicans, you’ll just have to work on another schtick.
We know who you are, you have no idea who we are. Going to keep pretending you have the foggiest idea of what an IP address is?
That’s all you can say. No one here gives a shit about Boz but you and TARevolution, which is also you. Boz is an inconsequential commenter until you pump him up to be bigger than he is.
You are one big joke, and we’re all laughing, just not with you.
Simmer down Boz.
That all ya got? You can do better kid. If not, get your editor to chip in.
Hey Terry, I have to tell you that I actually love your site “westmetronews”!
But it would add a bit more spice if you’d do the “GrandTango/BigT” thing there too!
Not him. Bit T lives in St. John’s place in Irmo. Also, he couldn’t possibly hold himself together in professional enough manner to run a site like that.
So how do you explain this?
“I’m Conservative, but I try to be practical, reasonable and level-headed about it.”
If that’s really the Terry on here, those are four of the damndest lies I’ve ever heard. It should be more like “I’m liberal, which is why I try to be deranged, unreasonable and psycho about it, in addition to pretending to be conservative”
Told ya bro.
You are Boz-so what?
This is what pogo actually believes:
Username: Big Terry
IP address: Murrels Inlet
God you are stupid.
Be nice.If GT leaves again Fits won’t have a blog.You trying to shut FitsNews down by making GT leave?
I wonder which will happen first, Will begging Terry to come back and post shitty comments, or Terry begging Will for some pointers on how to run a successful blog?
I’m putting all my money on the latter.
Is GT being sued? Is that a success-being sued for libel?
“Is that a success-being sued for libel?”
Yes Terry, it is. If Bingham wasn’t stung by truthful reporting he wouldn’t have filed his bogus suit.
Only the irrelevant & unsuccessful are ignored. Like westmetronews.
Oh.Like this truthful reporting, Boz? :
By Tonya Root – [email protected] [email protected]
An Horry County jury ruled in favor of Myrtle Beach area lobbyist Mark Kelley against The Sun News and investigative reporter David Wren on claims Kelley was defamed in articles written in 2010 about campaign contributions made a year earlier.
The jury awarded $400,000 in actual damages and $250,000 in punitive damages against the newspaper and Wren. The jury deliberated for more than four hours before reaching unanimous verdicts on the two types of damages.
Kelley filed the suit in May 2012 against Wren and The Sun Publishing Co., seeking actual damages to compensate for “his loss of and/or damage to his good name, his personal and business reputation,” according to the suit.
Read more here: http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/news/local/article16666328.html#storylink=cpy
So why you hating on Boz all the time anyway? Isn’t he kind of liberal?
You are okay Boz.Just misguided.
He hates everyone who shows him to be the idiot he is. He still talks about a guy named Smirks who left a long time ago. Every time he gets schooled he whines and cries on this site about all the people that owned him. If we used Disqus accounts he’d probably bitch and moan about us too.
Terry hasn’t been using his TARD account, guess he’s just sticking to Pogo today.
He really is an odd duck.
I’m not completely convinced that Terry Ward is pogo, but I am completely convinced that he’s BigT/GrandTango/TARevolution.
Thing is, Will or Karl could completely clear it up by simply telling us if the IP address is the same- (although it could be one of his buddies living in the same house)
But the fact they haven’t is both annoying and a tribute to their commitment to the anonymity thing.
Personally, I don’t think GT warrants their protection, but it’s their decision/their website and they run the show.
Let’s exchange email addresses and clear this up chickenshit pussy stalker?
Sounds good. Go ahead and send me your email and I’ll drop you a note.
Put yours out here chicken shit pussy stalker.You been at this for 12 hours chicken shit pussy stalker.
Is the heat getting to ya brah?
lol…I just find it amusing you would chase GT around for 12 hours + on a blog with 10 contributors.
You should be kissing the ass of Will & Karl right now. They could expose you with two clicks and one sentence.
It’s amazing how they let you shit on them without retaliating.
As for Terry Ward/BigT/GrandTango/TARevolution, he deserves anything coming his way for all the bad Karma he’s spread around here.
lol…expose who and what? Never mentioned Karl and have often mentioned how much respect I have for Will’s love of family and stand on ‘life’ issues.
I have nothing to hide.Sounds like YOU do and please stop with the threats.Cyber stalking and bullying is a criminal offense in South Carolina.
Who’s threatening who?
If you have nothing to hide, then tell us who you are.
You threatened me above.Have a nice day.I need to see the magistrate in my county.
GT getting sued, that’s funny. No one would sue him. No point in suing someone who doesn’t have any money. Even if he did, not like they could prove damages since nobody read his shit blog anyways.
Again: I’m Conservative, but I try to be practical, reasonable and level-headed about it.”
Holy smokes Pinnochio, you trying to put an eye out?!
Funny shit Boz.
They are not the same person, I can tell you that for a fact.
It would probably help that guy’s reputation, if he was BigT.
Boz and so many others would love to be BigT. Look how effective he is. He actually has more influence, and demands more respect, than the people running FITSNews.
World’s shortest resignation letter?
I love your wife.
To the point fer sure………You are a master
And a good night to you and your family!!!!!
Coming home from his Pop Warner game, Billy swung open the front door very excited. Unable to attend the game, his father immediately wanted to know what happened.
“So, how did you do, son?” he asked.
“You’ll never believe it!” Billy said. “I was responsible for
the winning goal!”
“Really? How’d you do that?”
“I fumbled the ball.”
Athletic Director Tanner really fumbled this one. He had since October 17th
Don’t think so.Ohio State exposed Kirby last year-they shredded that Alabama defense.
Hey well get ready for the shredding UGA is gonna out on SC next year in Williams-Brice.
I was replying to Pogo (something about the old BCS computer picking Ohio St. #4), when I pushed the post button he, Pogo, disappeared. Where’s POGO?
Right here.It is an omen.Clemson wins-they in.They lose-ACC out.Why does that post keep getting deleted? 5x’s. Did I piss you off Will? :)
Well, according to your link, Clemson is in the Championship whether the CFP or the BCS (only 2 teams get in) is used and Ohio St. is out under both.
No.If Clemson loses, they AND the ACC are OUT.Jeff Long said so today.
Michigan State OR Iowa are OUT.
Stanford has another game against a ranked opponent and can win a championship. They are #7 – just below Ohio St. If they win, they go ahead if Ohio St.
Na.They lost to Northwestern and USC gonna kick their ass anyway.
Actually the TWO best teams in the country right now are OSU and USC.
They’re not picking the best four teams last week, but all year long. If Iowa loses they would be the second BIG TEN team in before Ohio St. Notre Dame only dropped two spots losing to Stanford. If Clemson lost, they would only drop 3 spots to #4.
You may be right about Clemson-if they lose.They are trying to keep Ohio State out as they know they would not be beat-one of the reasons they have kept Clemson #1 instead of #2 or #3.
You are wrong about Iowa.Ohio State would jump them into the Rose Bowl.
We’ll see. Lights out for me. Good night.
Night as well.
You ACC teams can run but you can’t hide! :)
Reece Davis started ESPN’s selection show on Tuesday by saying that the teams(UNC-Ohio State) were originally supposed to play this season, which immediately sounded wrong. I knew Ohio State in August of 2014 had canceled a planned series with North Carolina that was supposed to be played in 2017 and 2018. I’d forgotten that the first game of that series was originally planned for 2015.
In November of 2012, Ohio State announced several schedule updates, one of which was moving a 2015 North Carolina game to 2018. The Buckeyes said it was at North Carolina’s request. It wasn’t until August of 2014 that North Carolina announced how it filled the holes on its 2015 schedule, with FCS teams North Carolina A&T and Delaware.
The reason for the change was the Big 10 addition of Maryland and Rutgers. The Big 10 now plays 9 instead of 8 conference games.
That is FALSE.UNC requested the change,FACT.Don’t become a liberal and start lying now RINO. :)
Hey idiot, a RINO would be a liberal.
So, it’s a lie that the Big 10 added Maryland and Rutgers and changed their schedule to add an additional conference game. Ok.
Thumper UNC moved the date…read above.You are lying.The change in the schedule for 2015 was by UNC-they didn’t want to play Ohio State in 2015.
Yes.You lied.The ‘reason’ for the change’ was NOT the expanded Big 10 schedule-like Clemson UNC wanted to play FBS schools NOT a powerhouse.
If UNC were to beat Clemson AND make it into the Top 4 AND win the Championship….Sakerlina would probably, for all eternity, be the only team to beat the future National Champions AND lose to a FBS team in the same season…
Well, Clemson tried to get The Citadel on their schedule.
Don’t worry, their passing yards are just as good as their rushing yards.
Unlike SC fans, Clemson fans don’t give a crap about the conference.
You know your team is shit when your greatest hope of getting to a big bowl game is hoping everyone else loses and drags themselves to your level.
Ohio State is the UNDISPUTED NATIONAL CHAMPS-the chairman of the BCS is a Michigan graduate and he knows NOBODY can beat OSU after watching that Michigan game so they are trying to keep em out.
The only thing undisputed about Ohio State is their loss to Michigan State. Have fun hoping everyone else sucks as bad as you guys do.
Or maybe because OSU could only barely squeak by the mighty Hoosiers of Indiana and Huskies of NIU.
Very true. Ohio State has had a lot of close calls this season. Their luck finally ran out with MSU.
Same reason all your other shitty comments get deleted I’m sure, at least when you don’t delete your Disqus accounts.
Keep whining, it’ll be icing on the cake when Clemson takes the BCS.
Consider yourselves lucky, gamechickens. Smart = Muschamp. Y’all can do better.
The ‘gamechickens’ kicked the Clemson Frauds all over the field last Saturday.They were a better team on both sides of the ball.
The only stat that counts was/is the scoreboard.
Not in hippy Pogo’s world, the only thing that matters to him is his feelings. Ohio State is the best team because even though they play sloppy and got beat once he feels they should still be the champs. Then he wipes his tears and starts jerking it to his alter ego TARevolution’s comments.
Sick man, Terry. Sick.
Take a nap Boz.You been at this for 24 hours.
Well, except in first downs, third down efficiency, total yards, passing yards, completion percentage, yards per pass, rushing yards, yards per rush, and time of possession. Oh and final score. But you definitely owned us in punting, turnovers and number of coaches who quit. Be proud of the effort, but don’t be a moron.
USC controlled both lines of scrimmage.Only difference in game was qb for Clemson.
I guess MSU didn’t teach you that the only thing that matters in football is who controls the numbers on the scoreboard.
Explain to me how a team loses a game, puts up the lesser offensive stats, doesn’t register a sack and “controlled both lines of scrimmage?” And shouldn’t you be at recess?
Make that “doesn’t register a sack while giving up 4.”
Yet they couldn’t do it against powerhouse The Citadel.
And yet they still found a way to lose.
The ‘gamechickens’ kicked the Clemson Frauds all over the field last Saturday.They were a better team on both sides of the ball.
*coughs* Scoreboard. *coughs*
And it’s starting to look like the Dirtpeckers will settle for Muschamp. And we’ll all read about “great hire”, “he’ll lead us to the next level”. Then next season will come around and people will be calling for his head. It’s the Dirtpecker Way.
Sakarlina can’t Get Smart. Maybe they need to hire Maxwell Smart.
Tanner better hurry up, not only are the good coaches drying up, so will the assistant coaches whoever the next coach at SC is going to need to hire to bring with him. Why wait till Dec. 10th? Tanner needed to hire someone yesterday.
Ohio State has 10 assistants that would win at USC.No worries.They have the best defense in the country.Luke Fickell would make a good head coach and coached the year Tressell was fired.
Agreed, the only problem is with the exception of Herman, it appears that Tanner has locked himself into the mindset that he only wants a coach rom the SEC. Has he interviewed anyone from OSU?
No word on that.
Who has the better coach now? Georgia or Miami.
Richt goes to Miami.
Thought that he was coming to the Coots or was that Tom Hermon?