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The Daily Feed // 12.21.10

Will the Gamecocks be able to make a triumphant return to the Georgia Dome on New Year's Eve?
Will the Gamecocks be able to make a triumphant return to the Georgia Dome on New Year's Eve?


Gamecocks Continue Bowl Practice | Gamecocks Online
Interviews with Steve Spurrier the elder, Ellis Johnson, and Antonio Allen.

Chick-fil-A Bowl 2010: 10 Things You Need to Know About South Carolina Vs. FSU | Bleacher Report
A good read from Bleacher Report featured Columnist Charlie Millson. It's rare that I see a "10 Things You Need to Know" article from BR in which I actually continue past the first thing.

2010 NCAA Bowl Game Stadium Rankings |
Check out this review of the Georgia Dome.

The Southeastern Conference: Home Of "Legends" And "Leaders" | Saturday Down South
Take that Big 1012.



Tony Gerdeman on the Competitive Equality aspect of Oversigning |
Some good points here. can not minimize the impact oversigning has on the playing field - it is an undeniable truth that the SEC has a huge advantage over the rest of college football due to the conference's reluctance to get serious about stopping oversigning.  It's not the only reason for the SEC success, but it plays a major role in the depth and strength of the conference, not to mention the advantage being able to sign more than you have room for gives you in the Rivals and other recruiting rankings.

I'm not if favor of misleading kids into gray-shirting at a school, but I'm also not in favor of the sanctimonious tone of this piece. (H/T: Get the Picture)

Gamecocks Football: My Interview with Sporting News on Jadeveon Clowney | Leftover Hot Dog
LOHD gets inside the mind of the guy who has tried to get inside the mind of Jadeveon Clowney.

The Man-Child Is A Must-Get |
Man-child? Errr, OK. When I hear Man-Child I think of a clammy-palmed ax-wielding psychopath. Not usually a complement. Actually, upon further consideration that might not be a bad description of great defensive lineman.

South Carolina Recruiting: Inside Perspective From Sporting News on 2011 Class | Leftover Hot Dog
LOHD sits down with Brian McLaughlin to talk about South Carolina recruiting. He's got some pretty interesting things to say, including this tidbit about coach Spurrier.

I think it's much more of a "mystique" with Coach Spurrier than it is that he begs the kids to come to his school. I know when he was at Florida, he had a "we'd like you to join our club, but if you don't want to join, we'll find somebody else who will" attitude about recruiting. Pretty confident, but it works.



Gamecock Baseball Ranked No. 14 In Collegiate Baseball Preseason Top 40 | Gamecocks Online

Ray Tanner's boys come in at #14. A little low are a reigning national champion? Perhaps. But we lost our two best starting pitchers, our pitching coach, and a substantial portion of our offense in Whit Merrifield, Brady Thomas, and Kyle Enders.

Cook Leaving Baseball Program |
Not a big loss, especially considering the following:

USC is re-tooling its pitching staff after losing stalwarts Blake Cooper, Sam Dyson and Jay Brown following winning the national championship. It had 25 pitchers in fall camp, including 10 lefties.

It will be interesting to see how our team responds under a new pitching coach and essentially all-new starters.


Ellington Named Candidate For 2011 Bob Cousy Award | Gamecocks Online
People seem to think that Bruce Ellington is one of the 66 best point guards in the nation. People who know more about basketball than me will have to confirm this.

Efficiency Ratings: Ohio State |
Just how bad was USC's loss to the Buckeyes? Pretty bad.


Gamecocks Close Pre-Holiday Slate Tuesday Night | Gamecocks Online
The Lady Gamecocks take on Butler tonight at home at 7 p.m.



Mollie Patton Tabbed As Goalkeeper Prospect for WPS Draft | Gamecocks Online

South Carolina senior goalkeeper Mollie Patton has been tabbed as one of the top seven goalkeeper prospects for the 2011 Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) Draft, the league office announced.