Good morning, USC fans! Not much in the pail today, but have at it. I link to the latest Ellis Johnson stories in a separate article: Will He or Won't He?
Darryl Slater: USC facing uphill battle against No. 2 Ohio State. Am I the only one who regrets Coach Horn saying that Jared Sullinger is "not super athletic" and that "he's like the old guy you play when you're young down at the Y or in church league or whatever" - I think this was meant as a compliment, but it just didn't come out right. [Confidential to Coach Horn: last year (2010), the "old guy from the y" dropped 30 points on USC and pulled down 19 rebounds as OSU blasted us by the score of 79-57 at the Value City Arena].
GoGamecocks.com: Men’s pregame: USC vs. Ohio State. Freebie - plus video of Darrin Horn media comments.
Columbus Dispatch: Ohio State’s depth gives Matta more options. Not really about the game, but a good article on Ohio State.
CBS Sports: .Ohio State at South Carolina.
Buckeye Battle Cry Blog: Pregame Glance: South Carolina .
Maddux Sports: Analysis on the game from an oddsmaker/handicapper. The Buckeyes are 14.5 favorites.
Keep reading after The Jump for football links and loose feed!
CBS Sports: Eye on College Basketball writes about Ellington's splitting time from a hoops perspective.
Saturday Down South: Ranking The SEC Bowl Games: Which Game Is No. 2? .
Bleacher Report: Alex Roberts writes a piece on Capital One Citrus Bowl 2012: 5 Keys to a South Carolina Gamecock Victory. Published on Thursday. I disagree with his fourth key: that USC needs an early lead. I think we have shown we can overcome a deficit, though an early lead sure would be nice.
Bleacher Report: Flounder tells us how the Maturation of Connor Shaw was Key to Success in 2011. The BR teaser said "How Connor Shaw Saved the Season!"
Big Red Today: Nebraska has not decided on a new coordinator. Feast on the words of the sublimely taciturn Bo Pelini .
Cocky Country: The Twelve Days of Gamecock Christmas.
LOHD: Gamecock Stock Report, week of Dec. 16 2011. Don't forget to check out Flounder's other recent posts.