South Carolina Football: Gamecocks' Former Head Coach Jim Carlen Dies at Age 79
South Carolina lost one of its all-time winningest coaches today when former head coach Jim Carlen passed away at the age of 79.
Carlen led the Gamecocks from 1975 to 1981 amassing 45 victories along the way to rank third all-time in wins at the University of South Carolina.
One of Carlen's biggest accomplishments was the recruitment of running back George Rogers to the Gamecocks. Rogers would go on to win the Heisman Trophy in 1980 and remains the school's only Heisman Trophy winner to this date.
Carlen was a former college football player who spent time as head coach at West Virginia, Texas Tech and South Carolina.
His career record was 107-69-6 over 16 seasons.
He will certainly be missed among the Gamecock faithful. Rest in peace Coach Carlen.