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Is Whammy ready to be a head coach?

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The former Bama player, who learned under the great Frank Beamer and Bud Foster, has done outstanding work for Steve Spurrier and the Gamecocks, especially last season. Even though South Carolina lost all of its starting linebackers to graduation, the D ranked second in the SEC and 12th in the nation in scoring defense (20.3 ppg) and fifth in the SEC and 19th in the country in total defense (350.0 ypg). Better still, Ward's defense held 11 of its 13 opponents to below their season scoring average.

Bruce Feldman, Fox Sports

Sports Illustrated is excited about Mike Davis

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"Jadeveon Clowney was South Carolina’s undisputed headliner the past few seasons. He was the subject of draft hype, expectations and virtually incessant scrutiny. His presence may have also overshadowed the fact that the Gamecocks have a budding superstar in the backfield. Davis finished 2013 with 1,183 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns, including a 167-yard, three-score showing in a win over UCF in September. Following the departures of Connor Shaw and Bruce Ellington, he’ll be expected to shoulder the load for Steve Spurrier’s offense." - Sports Illustrated Campus Union

S. Carolina DL coach Brad Lawing says frosh reserves "gave in" against ECU. "They all embarrassed...

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S. Carolina DL coach Brad Lawing says frosh reserves "gave in" against ECU. "They all embarrassed their hometowns and their families."— Josh Kendall (@JoshatTheState) September 12, 2012

Holy Moses. That's some tough love.

South Carolina athletic director Eric Hyman has emerged as the "leader" to fill the same role at...

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South Carolina athletic director Eric Hyman has emerged as the "leader" to fill the same role at Texas A&M, a person with knowledge of the situation said. But the person also stressed that it’s not a done deal for Hyman to replace Bill Byrne, who retired last month.

South Carolina’s Hyman leading candidate to replace Byrne Not a done deal, but we'll see what that's worth in the coming week. Hard to believe Eric Hyman would pass up a position at his alma mater, UNC only to take the same position at Texas A&M, but there you have it.

The worst [recruiting] experience we had was at Clemson. At that time we didn’t really realize the...

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The worst [recruiting] experience we had was at Clemson. At that time we didn’t really realize the intensity of the rivalry, so this was just pure experience. We were driving to the school and we ended up getting lost because the recruiter gave us poor directions. We couldn’t find where the athletic department was. I gave the recruiter a call and told him we were lost and his tone of voice got really harsh. He told us to drive to the stadium and he would come get us. We parked and were standing around and he drove by two or three times looking. Devin got really upset and said, "He must not even know who I am." I told Devin we were going to leave, but right then the recruiter stopped and told Devin to hop in the car with him and I could follow. It was raining outside so we were in the athletic building and the whole time we were walking around none of the coaches even said anything to us; no greeting, no welcome, nothing.

Justin King's newest piece, an interview with Devin's mother.

5. South Carolina (10-2, 6-2): Make sure when you look back at South Carolina's season, you realize...

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5. South Carolina (10-2, 6-2): Make sure when you look back at South Carolina's season, you realize that the Gamecocks were most certainly not Clemson. They weren't the team that had its defense ranked 59th nationally. All South Carolina could muster was ranking fourth. South Carolina also wasn't the team that was able to keep its starting quarterback and its starting running back all year (that running back being one of the best in the country when he's healthy). They weren't the team that lost three games. And they weren't the team that got blown out to its arch-rival at the end of the regular season.

--Edward Aschoff, SEC blogger for ESPN. Well done, kid. Except, you know, for putting us behind Georgia. http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/34572/sec-power-rankings-21

And, no doubt, South Carolina's defense is the best Clemson will face all season, and no other team...

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And, no doubt, South Carolina's defense is the best Clemson will face all season, and no other team even close. Including the bowl game.

Post & Courier columnist and noted Clemson sympathizer Gene Sapakoff

Halloween! If an older bearded kid rings your bell and wants "those chocolates filled with Crown,"...

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Halloween! If an older bearded kid rings your bell and wants "those chocolates filled with Crown," please just give Stephen Garcia a Twix."

@celebrityhottub

On Garcia's fall class schedule: A Navy SEALs warfare class ... and archery. You can't make this...

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On Garcia's fall class schedule: A Navy SEALs warfare class ... and archery. You can't make this up."

@TravHaney

"South Carolina has one of the best receivers in the country and one of the best running backs in...

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"South Carolina has one of the best receivers in the country and one of the best running backs in the country," Rainey said. "And they just signed the top prospect in the nation. Heck yeah, I want to play with those guys and that's very exciting for me. The funny thing is that I play all those positions for my high school team. Now I can go to South Carolina and be a big-play tight end that they don't have to go with Jeffery and Lattimore. I can be that threat. And I will get to go against Clowney every day in practice. I still have a high school season to play, but I can't wait to get to South Carolina." from ESPN

http://espn.go.com/college-sports/recruiting/football/story/_/id/6768666/south-carolina-reaping-recruiting-rewards-winning-sec-east
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