September 06, 2016

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) There's a new 80-foot poster planned at South Carolina's football stadium to replace the giant Steve Spurrier banner that has hung there in 2014 and 2015.

The banner will feature a Gamecocks football player wearing No. 1 with a reflective shield on his helmet, now showing a face. The player is standing in front of the Palmetto flag. Crews were outside Williams-Brice Stadium on Tuesday prepping the area.

South Carolina put up the banner of Spurrier before the 2014 season - Spurrier joked he worried people might throw eggs at it - after he led the Gamecocks to three straight 11-2 seasons. It remained up in 2015 when Spurrier resigned in midseason as South Carolina finished 3-9.

South Carolina removed the Spurrier banner last December.

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