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THE DAILY FEED 1.14.11: Coaching Assignment Changes, NFL Draft News, and More

There's been a fair bit of news today, so it's time for an edition of the Daily Feed, which, unfortunately, hasn't been very Daily lately. Life at times dictates otherwise for us here at Garnet and Black Attack.

Carolina Football

Steve Spurrier Press Conference Quotes - SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS

The thing to take away here is that Spurrier has asked Shane Beamer, who had been coaching defensive backs in addition to special teams, to focus solely on special teams. This is a good move by Spurrier. Special teams was clearly a weakness this year, and overextending Beamer may have been part of the problem. Spurrier also says he will attempt to get more of our better players on special teams, which should also help. All in all, these comments suggest that Spurrier sees special teams as a liability and is going to devote off-season energy to solving our problems. That's good to know.

South Carolina has 10 bowl teams on 2011 schedule | The Post and Courier, Charleston SC - News, Sports, Entertainment

Another brutal schedule for Carolina this year, with only one true cupcake.

DiMarco To Play in East-West Shrine Game - SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS

I hope somebody in the NFL gives Patrick DiMarco a look, as he could be a very good FB. His only problem that I can see is that he goes down like a house of cards when he takes a hit subsequent to a catch, which has always surprised me considering how he's such a rough-and-tumble type of player.

Matthews Declines Invite To Shrine Bowl - SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS

Bennett to Transfer - College Football -

Not surprising, but a little bit of a shame. I was wondering if he would compete for more PT this coming year.

Gamecocks Welcome Four Newcomers - SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS

Four new student-athletes who will be on football scholarships began attending classes at the University of South Carolina on Wednesday, it was announced today. The quartet includes junior college transfer Kaleb Broome, prep school transfers Kelcy Quarles and Brison Williams and true freshman Martay Mattox.

SEC Football

Auburn Tigers' Nick Fairley to enter NFL draft - ESPN

Cameron Newton: NFL Bound - College Football -

No surprises with either Fairley or Newton, but good news nonetheless. I can't wait for Auburn to come to town next year.

Kentucky Football: Randall Cobb To Enter NFL Draft - A Sea Of Blue

Another bit of good news, as the blue crew are going to get theirs next year, too.

Breaking down the Florida quarterback situation - College Football -

Carolina Baseball

South Carolina dismisses reliever | The Post and Courier, Charleston SC - News, Sports, Entertainment