The Daily Feed // 10.27.10

MISCELLANEOUS

You might recall an article we linked to yesterday here at the The Daily Feed about South Carolina's tradition of playing "Thus Spake Zarathustra." Well, fan of the blog, Chuck B, wrote me to assuage my confusion over the title of that fine piece. Let it never be said that Garnet & Black Attack doesn't appreciate user-generated content!

I emailed to chime in on the "Thus Spake Zarathustra" vs "Also Sprach Zarathustra" bit you posted. You are correct in that the English translation of that Strauss piece's title is Thus Spake Zarathustra. Also Sprach Zarathustra is the original German title; the German word also is a linguistic false friend to the English word also - they appear to be the same, though they have decidedly different meanings. German and English contain many such false friends: consider the German word Billion, which translates to the English word trillion (the English billion being Milliarde in German). Another more entertaining false friend is Präservativ, which reads (and sounds, when pronounced aloud) like something your Grandmother would use to make jam but, in reality, refers to condoms.
 
Keep up the good work,
 
Derek Dooley

The Derek Dooley reference was a nice touch. So there you have it, folks. Thanks to Chuck B for taking a moment out of his day to make us all a little smarter.

 

FOOTBALL

Steve Spurrier Weekly Press Conference Quotes & Videos | Gamecocks Online
Not sure I like this. I'm sort of a covert on this issue. Gamecock Man has convinced me that we're at our best when The HBC is calling the plays. Why mess with it? Of course, maybe Coach Elliot will finally make us commit to the run.

We had a bit of a community system working a little bit. I called a lot of them. I didn't call all of them, but we have a system there where we're all on the headset. It was a little different, but not a whole lot different. When we look for a run, Coach Elliott usually looks at what he thinks has the best chance and so forth. I think the coach who spends most of the time with the quarterback probably should be the play caller. G.A. (Mangus) was sort of the main guy there than the rest of us, which was a little different than we've been doing, but I like that because he talks to Stephen (Garcia) in between series.

Calling plays is what Steve Spurrier does | ESPN

But now, all of a sudden, with South Carolina poised to make history and the pathway to a first-ever SEC championship game wide open, Spurrier decides the play-calling duties will be more of a "community" effort.

I have to agree. Don't screw with success (I use that term loosely).

Thoughts on Spurrier and play-calling | Spur of the Moment
Travis Haney chimes in.

Something tells me you might not even notice who's calling plays with Lattimore in there. And, from what we were told, Lattimore will be a full go Saturday against Tennessee. He practiced Monday. Spurrier said he wasn't sure whether Lattimore or Brian Maddox would start Saturday. I'd bet on the former. If he's healthy, start and play him.

Marcus Lattimore expected back for South Carolina this week | USATODAY.com
Make it so.

Lattimore to return for Gamecocks | ESPN
I wouldn't mind giving Maddox the symbolic start to make up for the Vanderbilt game. He deserves it.

There's a chance that senior Brian Maddox may start against Tennessee after rushing for a career-high 146 yards last week, but Lattimore won't have to wait long to get into the game.

Third Carolina lineman injures hand | TheTandD.com
Go go gadget tackling club!

After breaking a bone in his left hand Saturday, tackle Melvin Ingram became the third Gamecock this season to sport a cast and tape over a hand.

 

WOMEN'S SOCCER

Women's Soccer Versus Florida On Friday | Gamecocks Online
Are you ready for South Carolina's first SEC Championship of this academic year? If not, this video will prime you for it.

Brittiny Rhoades Picks Up National Honor | Gamecocks Online

South Carolina senior defender Brittiny Rhoades was chosen as one of 11 players selected to the Top Drawer Soccer national team of the week after her stellar three-point weekend that now has the Gamecocks within one victory if the team's first SEC regular season championship. The honor marks the second time this season that the marquee defender has been named to the national team of the week.

 

MEN'S SOCCER

Men's Soccer To Host FIU Wednesday | Gamecocks Online
We better win this one.

The University of South Carolina men's soccer team (7-5-2, 2-2-1 C-USA) is set to host Conference USA rival FIU (7-7-0, 1-4-0 C-USA) on Wednesday at Stone Stadium. South Carolina enters the contest currently sixth in league standings with seven points, while FIU is currently eighth with three points. The top six teams from the league standings will advance to the C-USA Tournament in mid-November.

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