South Carolina has scheduled a news conference today apparently to announce that Darrin Horn no longer is the basketball coach.
If the Gamecocks are serious about basketball, they need to at least make a run at Gregg Marshall. Marshall grew up in Greenwood, S.C., same town Armanti Edwards did.
Marshall won at Winthrop, games and conference championships, and every time you looked at the NCAA men's basketball tournament, there he was. He has Wichita State in the NCAA tournament this season, a five seed.
Marshall is good at finding talent and better at forming it into a team. If a player has a 15-foot shot, and a teammate has a superior one, that teammate consistently gets the ball. The Shockers run and play defense and do what Marshall insists.
Recruiting talented players who have been told since childhood how good they are, and convincing them to play unselfishly, is a talent, and it's a talent that Marshall possesses.
With an annuity, Marshall makes $1 million a year. If the Gamecocks want to fill their gym and give fans hope, they will pay the going rate and hire Marshall.