Receiver Gurley could consider jump to NFL
COLUMBIA -- Despite the fact he isn't expected to be an early-round selection, several sources this week have confirmed that South Carolina receiver Tori Gurley is strongly considering a jump to the NFL after submitting his paperwork to the draft advisory board.
Gurley has been requested for an interview today, but that request is subject to coach Steve Spurrier's approval.
Several factors are involved in the decision, not the least of which is Gurley is a 23-year-old redshirt sophomore. He's been encouraged that his size (6-5) and strength will be enough to get him a look in the time leading up to the April draft.
Guard Rok Watkins also submitted his paperwork, the sources said, but he is leaning toward returning to school.
TheBigSpur.com reported Thursday that junior safety Akeem Auguste also submitted his name to the advisory board, but Auguste did not play consistently well and is not expected to leave early.
Mangus mentioned for Temple
A Philadelphia newspaper report Thursday mentioned USC quarterbacks coach G.A. Mangus as a fringe candidate for the head coaching job at Temple.
Mangus is the last name mentioned in connection with the job, and the report says he has put out "feelers" about the position vacated when Al Golden left to take the Miami job.
Mangus has coached at two Division III colleges in the Philadelphia area. He was the offensive coordinator at Ursinus, and then later the head coach at Delaware Valley College. His staffs were successful in both locations.
Mangus did not directly respond to an inquiry gauging his interest.