"HEY, MR. POLE. THE FOOTBALL IS SUPPOSED TO BE TOUCHING YOU."
Jadeveon Clowney Coverage (Yes, he gets his own section)
Jadeveon Clowney's hit sparks South Carolina in Outback Bowl - College Football - Andy Staples - SI.com
How crazy was that hit? Our nation's finest sportswriters are writing entire columns about it, that's how crazy.
Jadeveon Clowney Decapitated Vincent Smith, Then Palmed The Football
Deadspin slows The Hit way the eff down and adds an indie music score.
There is no understanding Jadeveon Clowney's hit - SBNation.com
It's a day later, and Jadeveon Clowney's hit on Vincent Smith is still incomprehensibly awesome.
This Jadeveon Clowney Stuff Seems Pretty Legit - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
Grantland chimes in on Jadeveon.
Holy crap, a thought just came to me - what if Gus Johnson had been calling the Outback Bowl? That woulda been GOLD.— TRC (@RubrChickens) January 2, 2013
Non-Clowney Gamecock Football
Sanders leaning towards entering the draft
Selfishly, this is unfortunate, but it shouldn't be completely unexpected. If you're going to go out on top, it's hard to get much higher than 9 catches, 92 yards, 2 receiving touchdowns, and a 63-yard punt return for a third TD. I don't know enough about the NFL to tell you whether or not that 3rd round projection is legit, but, if it is, it would be hard to find fault in the decision.
Capital One Bowl: Taylor Martinez Has Trouble Reading the Scoreboard - Team Speed Kills
Something about losing the Capital One Bowl by a decisive margin causes Taylor Martinez to be really bad at math. You'll recall he had similar things to say about getting blown out by South Carolina last season.
Apparently, Dylan Thompson's game-winning touchdown pass was Spurrier's version of the 4 Verts play made famous by the Air Raid offense:
Gamecock Football Recruiting
Could South Carolina challenge Georgia for Shaq Wiggins? (247 Sports, subscription required)
Georgia cornerback commit Shaq Wiggins will visit South Carolina next week. Are the Gamecocks a threat?
David Williams has made his college decision (The Big Spur, subscription required)
Four-star running back David Williams, the top target on South Carolina's board at that position, has made a decision. Williams has long been considered a Gamecock lean and will reveal his choice during Friday's Semper Fidelis Bowl.
Jonathan King, who the Gamecocks would like to bring into the fold as a preferred walk-on, picks up a national honor:
Jonathan King (Farragut HS) named Ray Guy ProKicker.com 2012 National HS Player of Year— Jesse Smithey (@prepxtra) January 2, 2013
With numbers being tight in this class, USC isn't in a position to offer, which could lead to King being snatched up by a lower-tier school.
Miscellaneous Internets From the Outback and Chick-fil-a Bowls:
THE REPUBLIC OF COCONUT SHRIMP IS EMPERILED— sir broosk (@celebrityhottub) January 1, 2013
I think Dabo just promised to take the belt from Cena at SummerSlam.— edsbs (@edsbs) January 1, 2013