More news bites and required reading today:
Spurrier's treatment of Garcia is a motivational tactic | GoGamecocks. Good read on Steve Spurrier's approach to managing Stephen Garcia.
One-on-one with Auburn's John Pawlowski - College Baseball - Rivals.com. Auburn baseball coach John Pawlowski had this to say about the Gamecocks:
Q: Who is the best team you have seen so far this season?
A: I think when you look at elite teams, you think about a team like South Carolina. The Gamecocks certainly are very talented and they have some fantastic arms from top to bottom. They are running some very talented guys out there each day, and coach Ray Tanner is doing a great job with his club. Arizona State is right up there, too. The Sun Devils simply don’t beat themselves. Those are the two most impressive teams I have seen this season.
The SEC Empire: Why the SEC should take the lead, not the backseat on Expansion - Team Speed Kills. An interesting perspective on conference expansion.