The Old Ball Coach is the king of one-liners in college football, but after this week, Steve Spurrier might add a new line to his resume after his program committed one of the strangest NCAA violations in recent memory.
The Associated Press put in a records request and obtained a list of 22 NCAA infractions committed by various athletic programs during the past year. One seemed to stick out above all others in Columbia, however.
According to the report, the football team gave impermissible iced decorations on cookie cakes to recruits. Yes, the Gamecocks got a slap on the wrist from the NCAA for breaking a rule about icing.
247Sports even managed to snag an image of the troublesome dessert from quarterback Michael Scarnecchia.
Other violations for Spurrier's program included putting trophies and jerseys on a table in the locker room (really), having a recruit take a photo with an NFL player back on campus and having a recruit take a photo of himself in a jersey at the team's stadium and later posting it on Twitter.
This is what you have to deal with in college football -- stuff that never comes up in the NFL.
Three additional infractions happened when assistant coaches sent impermissible text messages to recruits, as well. South Carolina is on NCAA probation stemming from a 2010 incident, but the recent violations did not result in any significant sanctions.
South Carolina is ranked eighth in the country in College Football 24/7's 2014 team rankings. The Gamecocks open the season against Texas A&M in a Thursday-night matchup in Week 1.