I’m grateful to Junior for one thing. By hiring away (now discarded) strength coach Mark Smith from South Carolina, he forced Spurrier to hire a replacement, Craig Fitzgerald. And Fitzgerald, by God, is a freakin’ stickler for scheduling.
South Carolina’s football players get a break today from the summer strength and conditioning program.
But there will be no rest for Craig Fitzgerald.
The Gamecocks’ new strength coach will report at 5:30 a.m. to Palmetto Richland, where doctors will induce his wife, Mary, into labor. The couple, which is expecting its second son, should be home in time for Fitzgerald to make Monday morning’s weightlifting and running session.
“My wife’s pretty good (at) scheduling,” Fitzgerald said. “She has them in the summer, so we don’t miss workouts or anything.”
Now that’s what I call dedication to the job. Way to crank ‘em out, guys!