Post & Courier: South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw’s business-like approach serves him well. (No paywall pop-up. So far, at least!)
CBS Sports: Season outlook: South Carolina DE Devin Taylor.
Greenville News: Tight ends to play a major role in offense for Gamecocks. I seem to have received a pay wall reprieve!
Leftover Hotdog: Gamecocks Football: Is Sheldon Royster Rutgers Bound?
Sports Talk Radio: Phil Kornblut reports on Royster here - Gamecocks may lose another defensive player.
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Life of a Gamecock: ESPN Hype As Usual - Irrelevant And Inaccurate. Zachariah is confident about the Vandy game - but I'm on pins and needles about Thursday. Are we mentally ready? Is Vandy waiting to do to us what we used to do against UGA (i.e., preparing to come out full-throttle against a more athletically-gifted team that had spent most of the summer reading how they are supposed to be SEC East title contenders?). Are we ready to get hit in the face?
Bleacher Report: Kevin King isn't sweating Thursday, either - Vandy Won't Be Dandy After Lattimore Runs Through Them. I hope the confident guys are right. I'm too old and have been burned too many times to pencil in any W's or look past the 'Dores. Also - Lee W. asks Steve Spurrier: Will He Lead Gamecocks to SEC Title?
The Tennessean: Vanderbilt welcomes glare of ESPN spotlight.
Anchor of Gold: Friendly Reminder: Thursday's Game vs. South Carolina Is A Blackout. Maybe those work better for Vandy than they do for us. [Of course, Vandy tried it against us before (FYI - the Commodores won that game - on ESPN. On Thursday Night)].
Ron Morris: Spurrier’s best team should win 10 games.
O'Burg Times & Democrat: South Carolina football 2012: Spurrier says team could top last season - by the A.P.'s Pete Iacobelli.
Anderson Independent-Mail: College football preview: Gamecocks must live up to hype and USC's expectations are finally high under Spurrier.
The Daily Gamecock: Isabelle Kurshudyan writes A changing landscape: College football's culture shift. I was mistaken - I thought Isabelle had graduated. Glad she's back as sports editor at The Daily Gamecock, and thought Rixon Lane did a good job over the summer.
GoUpstate.com: Marcus Lattimore looks to be prepared mentally for his comeback by Ray Glier of the New York Times News Service. Like Marcus, I didn't eat fried foods all summer, either. OK., OK. I lied about that last part.
Garnet Report: Becoming a USC Walk-On: Still Not as Easy As You Thought.
Team Speed Kills: Charting the SEC in 2011. Interesting SEC analysis from Year2.