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Against Spurrier’s advice, Geathers makes NFL leap

While he has yet to publicly declare his intentions, South Carolina defensive end Clifton Geathers will not be back in Columbia for the 2010 season, head coach Steve Spurrier has announced.

And, to put it mildly, the Ol’ Ball Coach slightly disagrees with his now-former player’s decision to leave early for the NFL.

Spurrier said he advises his players to remain in school if they aren’t projected to go in the first or second round. Based on Spurrier’s words, Geathers wasn’t projected to go that high in the NFL draft.

“Oh, he knows all that,” Spurrier, who last spoke with Geathers two days ago, said according to the Charleston Post & Courier. “I still think he should’ve stayed. But if he’s gone, he’s gone.”

Apparently, Spurrier has been attempting to get in touch with Geathers, but the defensive lineman has shut off his cell phone. He’s also not in school and missed a team meeting earlier this month.

Geathers is the 11th underclassman who played on the defensive line in college to make himself available for the 2010 draft. We knew that, of course, by clicking HERE.