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Gamecocks Work Out Wednesday Morning | Gamecocks Online
Mental note: Shon Carson does not make for an interesting interview. "Yes, sir. No, sir. Whatever you say, sir. May I go now, sir?" Steve Spurrier, Jr.'s interview is worth a listen, though.

Spurrier says he expects QB Garcia to be more focused | The Dan Patrick Show | Official Home
In case you missed Steve Spurrier on the Dan Patrick Show yesterday, I've tracked down the interview for you.

South Carolina Gets the Role as Favorites -- For Now // SEC 2011 | Team Speed Kills
Cocknfire has narrowed down the SEC East to a two horse race between the Gamecocks and Bulldogs. He gives the 'Cocks the edge in the end, but not before noting UGA's more favorable schedule.

Gamecocks Video: Marcus Lattimore for Heisman | Leftover Hot Dog
Find yourself yearning for Marcus Lattimore in your life? Have no fear, we have two(!) videos to hold you over until September 3. Did I mention that Lattimore is a Heisman candidate this year?

The Deciders: Alshon Jeffery Pumps Up the Gamecocks' Chances // SEC 2011 | Team Speed Kills
No doubt, Alshon Jeffery will be a big part of any success had for the Gamecocks in 2011. He is also a dark horse Heisman candidate.

Gamecocks Football: Five Games That Matter in 2011 | Leftover Hot Dog
Flounder gives us the five games that matter most on South Carolina's schedule this year. What, no Citadel?

COMING VERY SOON – The TRC Podcast | The Rubber Chickens
Seems anyone can get a podcast these days. Better watch out before iTunes starts to look like the internet. But seriously, I'm looking forward to hearing these guys talk about the Gamecocks. I'm also looking forward to prank calling them.

South Carolina Football 2011: Analyzing the Gamecocks Linebackers | Bleacher Report
Seems some enterprising chap by the name of Alex Roberts took the time to outline South Carolina's linebacker situation. Worth your time if, like me, you don't really know what our depth chart looks like behind Shaq Wilson.

Can the Gamecocks Manage a 10-Win Season? | Free Times
The question on everyone's mind. At least on mine.


Former Gamecock Darnell called up to majors | SCNOW
Good news for those of us who are dead last in our fantasy baseball league and struggling to find a reason to care about the MLB. I need to see more Gamecocks in the Majors, pronto.

San Diego Padres/New York Mets Box Score | Yahoo! Sports
In his first action in the Show, Darnell went 0-4 with two strike outs. Welcome to the Bigs, kid.

Scoreboard | Ogden Raptors Scoreboard
Meanwhile, Scott Wingo got his first hit as a professional baseball player for the Ogden Raptors. It was a home run.

Notebook: Harper signs with Nationals | The Daily Gamecock
He (officially) gone!



Greatest headline in the history of sports journalism... | Catfish and Cornbread
This is below the jump because that's just where "MISCELLANEOUS" happened to fall today. If you were too lazy to click on the jump and missed out on this link - well, serves you right. It's what we in the biz call "burying the lead."

Police Offer Fake Auburn-Alabama Tix to Arrest Deadbeat Parents (Video) |
Only in Alabama. I wonder how the two schools feel about this?

Leaving home. | Spur of the Moment
In case you missed it, Travis Haney will be leaving Columbia for the plains of Oklahoma. Good luck to Travis. He gave us four and a half years, which is more than I can say for Tori Gurley, Emanuel Cook, and Ko Simpson. I'll have more on this later in the week.

Getting to know and write about Gamecocks greats | Spur of the Moment
Oh, and did you know that Haney is collaborating on a book about the Carolina-Clemson rivalry? I'm looking forward to it even though I still haven't gotten around to reading Gamecock Glory yet.

Colonial Life Fan Appreciation Day Set for Sunday | Gamecocks Online
SUNDAY! SUNDAY SUNDAY! If you are so inclined you may attend Fan Appreciation Day this weekend.

Come hang out with Cocky, the cheerleaders, and several fall sports student-athletes from football, women's soccer, men's soccer, volleyball, and cross country for this fall's annual Colonial Life Fan Appreciation Day.

You guys think I can get Kayla Grimsley's autograph? /swoon


Gamecock Women's Soccer Ranked No. 21 In Coaches Preseason Poll | Gamecocks Online
Speaking of Women's soccer, our girls are ranked #21 in the preseason coaches poll. How 'bout that?


Gamecock Men's Soccer Enters 2011 Season Ranked #15 in the Nation | Spurs Up
Meanwhile, the men hope to build on their Conference USA championship from last year.