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THE DAILY FEED 7.28.11 // Butch Davis Fired and Other News

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North Carolina pulls the plug on Butch Davis, just in time to beg for the NCAA’s mercy - Dr. Saturday - NCAAF Blog - Yahoo! Sports

Couldn't have happened to a better group of people.

Butch Davis Fired: What it Means for South Carolina | Football

Good piece from LOHD on the significance of this turn of events to the Gamecocks. In short, it's good for us. Of course, it's good for everybody that this cheater is gone.

Georgia Bulldogs 2011 Season Preview: The South Carolina Game - Dawg Sports

Great preview from Kyle.

South Carolina's Schedule Depends on Your Perspective // SEC 2011 - Team Speed Kills

Lots of Carolina previewage at TSK this week.

Wiedmer: Spurrier hasn't lost his dagger for Big Orange |

You never know what Steve Spurrier will say next. The featured speaker at the Chattanooga Sports and Events Committee's fundraising dinner Saturday night at the Chattanoogan, the South Carolina football coach actually had a few kind words for former Tennessee coach Phil Fulmer.

2011 Season Preview: Talkative Ball Coaches And The South Carolina Gamecocks -

Great SBN preview. Here's a money quote:

I'm not saying South Carolina should be considered the far-and-away favorite for the SEC East, not with their schedule. But they absolutely have the best combination of talent and worthwhile experience in the division. And I would be willing to say that if this exact team were wearing Florida Gator helmets this fall, they would be considered national title contenders. But stigma dies hard, and even though South Carolina took a giant step forward last season with their first East title, they probably still have quite a bit to prove.

Yes, the nation’s top QB recruit just chose Indiana. Is he really the Hoosiers’ hometown hero? - Dr. Saturday - NCAAF Blog - Yahoo! Sports

One of the more bizarre bits of recruiting news in some time.

Rewriting the NCAA rulebook - Andy Staples -

Most of the college sports fans who read Michael Rosenberg's humble suggestion to the NCAA probably had a similar gut reaction. How could you? What about amateurism? What about the purity of college sports?