COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Here is Mike Morgan's farewell to the Gamecock Nation in its entirety:
To the Gamecock Nation:
I am writing to pass along my greatest thanks and appreciation for your support and devotion over the years. You have made this an extremely enjoyable experience for me, one which I won't soon forget.
I feel like I've gone as far as I can with my current position as the Voice of basketball and baseball for the University of South Carolina.
Consequently, it is time for me to pursue other facets of my career at this point in time.
Sincere thanks to the people who I have shared so many great memories
with: Tommy Moody, Casey Manning, the late Tom Price, and many others behind the scenes including Carroll Senn. I could not ask for better on-air partners or better people.
I want to thank so many people at the University level?too many to list in one letter. A special thanks to the coaches. People like Ray Tanner don't grow on trees, I've been fortunate to work with a class act like him for 10 years.
Most of all, I can't begin to thank all the listeners that have turned into friends over the years. In a matter of speaking, so many of you have let me into your home and treated me like family. I have memories that will last a lifetime.
Also, a special thanks to Bob Fulton. I couldn't ask for a better mentor in this business. You have taught me so much, and have been a proponent of mine since the early days. It was an honor to follow in your hallowed footsteps for ten years.
I can't speak to everyone first hand, but if any of you care to reach me please feel free to email at email@example.com. In time, I will respond to each and every one of you. For those who have already called, emailed, and written kind words I am very appreciative and overwhelmed by your kindness. Let me say that again, I am overwhelmed by your kindness. I can't imagine an announcer receiving more touching words that I have in the last 24 hours alone. It truly makes it harder and harder to walk away from a job that I love so much. We'll see what the future has in store.