COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina coach Lou Holtz wants to
give "Pops" a chance. He's waiting on the NCAA to agree.
Holtz said Monday 39-year-old walk-on receiver Tim Frisby,
nicknamed "Pops," will get to play for South Carolina this season
once his eligibility is approved by the NCAA Clearinghouse.
South Carolina athletic spokesman Kerry Tharp said the review of
Frisby's academic work is standard and the school expects no
Frisby recently retired from the U.S. Army, where he was a
Ranger-qualified military man with the 82nd Airborne. He served in
Desert Storm and during the Kosovo conflict. He joined the
Gamecocks during winter workouts and was invited back with the club
after fall camp.
Frisby got to dress with the team for the Georgia game on Sept.
11 but did not play.
Tharp said there was no clearinghouse when Frisby finished
playing at Allentown Catholic High in the mid-1980s.
"There wasn't even college boards when he graduated," the
67-year-old Holtz quipped. "He's back in my era. College boards, I
thought that was back at the carpenter shop."