Long before the existence of the Confederate flag at the South Carolina statehouse became a hot-button issue in the national media, Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier made his feelings publicly known on the flag’s presence:
Now that support continues to grow calling for the flag to be taken down from the statehouse, the man affectionately known as the ‘Ol’ Ball Coach’ made his feelings clear once again:
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The South Carolina football team, players and coaches strongly support Governor Haley's decision to remove the flag from the capitol.
At this point it appears the flag is destined to be removed in the near future, and while many will argue it should have been taken down long ago, the adage better late than never certainly applies in this situation.