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Spurrier Names Beecher #1 QB Going into Fall

Spurrier Names Beecher #1 QB Going into Fall

The Laurens County Gamecock Club had not had a head Gamecock football coach speak at their meeting in over a quarter century until Tuesday night. When Steve Spurrier took the podium, he gave the crowd from Laurens, Greenwood, and Abbeville counties some big news. The best known quarterback coach in the country had chosen a new #1 quarterback to enter fall practice – Tommy Beecher.

The biggest battle of the South Carolina spring practices has resulted in the challenger coming out on top – for now. Quarterbacks Chris Smelley and Tommy Beecher were in a tightly matched contest for the #1 spot in Steve Spurrier's offense all spring. Smelley was perceived to have the upper...

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