October 5, 2007

USC-UK Notebook: Boyd glad for Spurrier

FINAL NEWS AND NOTES: BOYD APPRECIATIVE OF WHAT SPURRIER HAS BROUGHT TO PROGRAM

Cory Boyd was just a true freshman when he was a member of a dysfunctional South Carolina team that concluded the 2003 season with an embarrassing home loss to Clemson that prevented the Gamecocks from playing in a bowl game.

Fast forward four years. Boyd is now the heart and soul of a USC team that should crack the Top 10 in next week's national polls by virtue of Thursday night's emphatic 38-23 victory over eighth-ranked Kentucky at Williams-Brice Stadium.

Boyd knows who should get most of the credit for USC's incredible turnaround from one of the darkest nights in the program's history to the rarified air among college football's elite programs - head coach Steve Spurrier.


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