‘Cock-flict of interest

You know, the Ol’ Ball Coach wears a lot of hats… er, visors.  Head coach.  Offensive coordinator.  Internet media mogul.  We all know the man’s a genius, but still, sometimes you wonder how he keeps everything straight.

The short answer would appear to be that he doesn’t.

… On Thursday morning, Spurrier first revealed that some USC players, including starting quarterback Blake Mitchell, were suspended for missing classes during summer school on his site.He did so before the school’s sports information staff was aware. He did so after The State’s Joe Person had asked him Wednesday night about Mitchell’s status. At that time, Spurrier said he wasn’t sure where Mitchell stood.

Shortly after Spurrier broke the news on his website, he told Person that it wasn’t his intention to do so and that the information wasn’t confirmed until Thursday morning.

Even so, it certainly appears like the start of a trip down a slippery slope.

The public institution that pays Spurrier’s salary also pays a sports information staff to disseminate information on the school-supported Website. Instead, this news was confirmed on Spurrier’s Website, which unlike uscsports.com or gogamecocks.com, charges $29.95 for three months or $99 for a yearly subscription.

In major college sports, the appetite for draining cash from the wallets of obsessed fans knows no bounds.

Shoot, it sounds like the media may have to buy subscriptions, too.

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