Why do programs use search committees to hire new coaches? Who should be the top coaching candidates at South Carolina? Andy Staples answers these questions and more in #DearAndy.

By Andy Staples
October 14, 2015

In this week’s #DearAndy, Andy Staples answers your questions from Twitter on…

• Why do big programs need search committees to find new head coaches? There could be a few programs looking for new coaches this off-season.

• Who should be the top candidates for the South Carolina coaching vacancy? Steve Spurrier won a lot of games in Columbia. There are a number of guys who could be good choices to lead the Gamecocks.

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• Which coach has gained the most in his career from rivalry games? One coach who’s been in the news this week is a strong candidate.

• Is it kosher to have a player participate in a game if his “A” sample tested positive while still waiting for results from the “B” sample? This question concerns Florida quarterback Will Grier, who has been suspended for a year after testing positive for a performance enhancing drug during a test administered by the NCAA.

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