December 2009 Archives
"I think a year in, and I can't speak for them, but I'd hope that they would see that we're going to believe in them, we're going to back them, support them and help them grow in every way that we can," said Horn, a father of two. "At the same time, we're going to challenge them quite a bit. They seem to be playing hard, which is how I measure it, and as long as that's happening, I think we're getting through."
Horn's basis for success is predicated on two aspects: on the court and off the court.
"I think the hardest thing to do with the way we coach is for young people to separate what happens on the court from what happens off the court," Horn said. "We're fairly demanding and we're brutally honest. That's hard for all of us -- human nature -- to accept sometimes. We feel that's what's going to make them their best on the court and we feel that's what's going to prepare them for life."
What's next: Spurrier insists he's sticking around a while longer and is intrigued by the young talent in this program. Recruiting coordinator Shane Beamer has done a bang-up job since taking over last year. Jeffery was one of the best freshman offensive players in the league, and cornerback Stephon Gilmore was one of the best freshman defensive players in the league. If the Gamecocks can improve on the offensive line, they have a chance to make some noise next season in the East.
-2009 First Team All-American (NSCAA)
-One of five members on the Lowe's Senior CLASS All-American First Team (2009)
-2009 ESPN The Magazine First Team Academic All-American
-2009 SEC Tournament MVP
-Three-time First-Team All-SEC
-2007 SEC Defensive Player of the Year
-2007 Fourth-Team All-American (Soccer Buzz)
-2006 Freshman All-American
-NSCAA National Player of the Week
-SEC Defensive Player of the Week (twice)
-Soccer America national team of the week (four times)
-CollegeSoccer360 Primetime Performer team of the week (twice)
-Top Drawer Soccer national team of the week
• 2 Men's Basketball tickets for Baylor, Jan. 2, 2010
• 2 Men's Basketball tickets for Vanderbilt, Jan. 16, 2010
• 2 Women's Basketball tickets for Tennessee, Jan. 31, 2010
• 2 food vouchers (hot dog, popcorn, and soda)
•1 premium gift
|10. Gamecock Golf Club Headcovers|
|9. Under Armour Hat|
|8. Gamecocks Tie|
|7. Gamecocks Fleece Blanket|
|6. Carolina Basketball T-shirt|