Former LSU wide receiver Avery Peterson said Wednesday he will transfer to Cincinnati.
“This is the right spot for me because I have a great relationship with coach (Eddie) Gran,” Peterson said in an ESPN report. “He recruited me out of high school, and this is a good football team. This team is on the rise.”
Peterson, who is 6-foot-2, 200 pounds, played in only one game last season as a redshirt freshman after arriving at LSU as a four-star recruit in 2012 and sitting out all of 2013. He first announced his departure from LSU in a July 7 post on Facebook.
Peterson is the younger brother of Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson, who also played at LSU.
Spurrier responds to ‘enemies’
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Steve Spurrier has a message for all those “enemies” out there, saying he will remain South Carolina’s coach for a long time.
Spurrier said Wednesday that he’s not too old at 70 to coach and is not leaving the school where he has coached the past 10 years and is the team’s career victory leader.
Spurrier essentially said similar things at Southeastern Conference media days last week. That hasn’t stopped the questions about how long Spurrier might remain on the sidelines.
“I got some enemies out there, I got some guys talking and writing and it’s all part of the game,” Spurrier said Wednesday. “Some of our enemies out there want to make you think, ‘Spurrier’s getting old, he can’t do it anymore.’ ”
That’s why Spurrier called a hastily arranged gathering with area media to dispute those notions.
Spurrier said questions about his future did not come up when the Gamecocks went 11-2 three straight seasons from 2011-13, but sarcastically notes that it’s suddenly an issue after South Carolina went 7-6 last year.