Beamer off to bumpy start as South Carolina’s football coach

Shane Beamer takes over at South Carolina.
Shane Beamer takes over at South Carolina.(South Carolina Athletics.)
Published: Jan. 12, 2021 at 8:52 PM EST
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s Shane Beamer hasn’t had the smooth start every first-time head football coach dreams about after getting the job.

Beamer has seen the names of several Gamecocks appear in the transfer portal, recruits de-commit and two assistants he hired for his staff have left to work for a Southeastern Conference rival.

The 43-year-old Beamer believes these developments come with the territory when turning around a team that has gone 6-16 the past two years.

Beamer says the players and assistants with the program when classes resumed this week are fully committed to making the Gamecocks a winning program.

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