In 2007 South Carolina's most recognizable figure, Steve Spurrier, spoke about how the flag is an embarrassment and should be taken down.
"I realize I'm not supposed to get in the political arena as a football coach," Spurrier said. "But if anybody were ever to ask me about that damn Confederate flag, I would say we need to get rid of it. I've been told not to talk about that. But if anyone were ever to ask me about it, I certainly wish we could get rid of it."
Spurrier most likely feels even stronger about the subject based on what has happened recently. South Carolina athletic director Ray Tanner seems to be in agreement.