Good article from last year on the rebuilding job Frank Martin has done at South Carolina. Martin took over an apathetic South Carolina in 2012 and while the turnaround wasn’t immediate, Martin’s process eventually turned the Gamecocks into winners. I loved Buzz Williams’ advice to Martin during the trying times early in Martin’s tenure in Columbia (“Go fight for what you want South Carolina to be”).
The difference was a renewed level of focus. “You had more guys staying for the summer, more guys working on their game,” Thornwell says. “It was more of family—playing more pickup, getting into the gym as much as we could.”