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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Halloween! If an older bearded kid rings your bell and wants "those chocolates filled with Crown," please just give Stephen Garcia a Twix."
On Garcia's fall class schedule: A Navy SEALs warfare class ... and archery. You can't make this up."
"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
Walker tweaked his left wrist against UVa. His status for Florida is questionable.