Tuesday News and Notes: Gamecocks to Face CCU in Super Regionals and More

Greetings, Gamecocks fans. The news of note today is that the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers won another barn burner with College of Charleston to advance to the Super Regionals, where they'll face us this weekend. The Chants had to win three straight games out of the loser's bracket to get to this point, and they did so in dramatic fashion, with two straight nailbiters over the rivals Cougars. Read more about it here.

Some other things of note that are worth reading about:

Georgia linebacker commits to Gamecocks | GoGamecocks. Mason Harris is a speedy three-star linebacker out of Georgia. The coaches want him to eventually play an Eric Norwood-like role as a pass rush and coverage linebacker. He'll need to put on some weight to be ready for FCS ball, which he can hopefully begin to do this offseason.

2010 Major League Baseball draft order - ESPN. Kyle Parker was taken by the Colorado Rockies with the 26th overall pick. I would say that means he's likely very likely gone--if he stays, he'll be turning down a very large signing bonus, and who knows whether he can trust to go this high again next year. Only time will tell how this will affect the Tigers' football prospects. If Parker does indeed leave, and we'll assume that he will, Tajh Boyd will take over as the starter. Boyd is a RS freshman and former five-star recruit. My take is that they will suffer during a brutal early-season schedule but that Boyd will eventually lead the team capably. They have to be worried about depth, though, as they have no one behind Boyd that appears to be ready for major college football. They're going to basically be in something like the position we were in last year, when we had no one behind Stephen Garcia that Steve Spurrier had much hope in. Luckily, Garcia stayed healthy, but it doesn't always work out that way. That's what the Tigers will be worrying about.

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