It sounds like Steve Spurrier will be at South Carolina for a little while longer. On Monday, the university's board of trustees unanimously approved a two-year contract extension that will keep Spurrier at South Carolina through the 2017 season. There was no salary increase, but Spurrier is scheduled to again earn $3.3 million in 2013.
As teams around the SEC prepare for their bowl matchups, Arkansas, Tennessee and Auburn continue to search for their next head coach. Get the latest on all 14 teams in the league in our daily batch of SEC links.
It is irrefutable logic. Gus Malzahn was Auburn’s offensive coordinator for three years. If Auburn has committed any major NCAA recruiting violations, he knows about them and he knows where the bodies are buried. No intelligent head coach would walk into a situation knowing that impending NCAA sanctions might cripple his program for the next three to four years. Further, under the new NCAA penalty system those sanctions would likely include hefty fines for the program, a multiple-year post season ban and heavier scholarship reductions than anything that might have been imposed previously.
The regular season is done. The BCS pairings are set, and beyond the national championship game and the Fiesta Bowl you can color us underwhelmed. We can only hope that a selection committee, which comes on board after the 2014 regular season, gives us better games than the BCS pairings that we see this morning. No. 1 (Notre Dame) and No. 2 (Alabama) will play for the BCS Championship. But after that, here are the respective rankings of the other four BCS bowls:• Unranked (Wisconsin) vs. No. 6 (Stanford)
• No. 3 (Florida) vs. No. 21 (Louisville)
• No. 5 (Kansas State) vs. No. 4 (Oregon)
• No. 12 (Florida State) vs. No. 15 (Northern Illinois)