USC football team makes changes to coaching staff

By Rick Henry - bio | email

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - It's a day Gamecock football fans have been waiting for. The 2011 schedule was released, but that's not all. Coach Steve Spurrier announced some changes on his coaching staff.

Spurrier is making some moves with his assistant coaches to improve USC's special teams and their pass defense. Shane Beamer will now just be responsible for special teams. Beamer also helped coach defensive backs last year. Beamers' defensive responsibilities will now be spread among other coaches.

"We had him doing too much," said Spurrier, "He was doing too much. He volunteered for too much, and I wasn't smart enough to see he had too much on his plate. So this evens it out a lot more, evens out the work load of the staff a lot better."

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