Josh Kendall

Morning Meeting: What 'the plan is' means for Gamecocks

    Now we’re trying to figure out what “the plan is” means.


    That’s the stage we’ve reached in South Carolina’s season. “The plan is” for Steve Spurrier to return as the Gamecocks head coach in 2015, Spurrier told me Tuesday. Now everyone wants to know what exactly that means.


    Here’s my take: It doesn’t mean for certain that he will be back. Plans change. It also doesn’t mean he won’t be. It means he’s not ready to make a decision right now and no matter how much the rest of us would like a definitive answer, he’s not going to be.


    That’s the smart move by Spurrier. There is plenty of time of time for him to decide his future, and two days after a fourth straight SEC loss is not a good one.


    I believe Steve Spurrier will be South Carolina’s coach next season. I also would not bet my house on it.

Around the SEC:

    Rock Hill native Justin Worley won’t play college football again due to the shoulder injury that kept him out of the South Carolina team.

    “I give Justin Worley all the credit in the world," Vols coach Butch Jones told The Tennessean. "He tried anything and everything in the world to rehabilitate his shoulder back. He just could not get the velocity he needs."

    If you’re looking for something to pay attention to this weekend, watch Florida quarterback Treon Harris. He will start against the Gamecocks next week in Gainesville, Fla.

    Georgia folks laid out the details of their Todd Gurley investigation on Tuesday if you’re interested.

    LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis, one of the best in the business, received a one-year contract extension Tuesday. Wonder if Miles is worried about folks sniffing around Chavis after the season? Of course, Chavis’ $1.3 million annual salary probably would have kept the sniffing to a minimum anyway.

    Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin is at a crossroads. I think he comes out of it OK, but the end of this season is crucial for his credibility.