Merry Christmas, everyone. There haven't been a whole lot of Gamecock-related links to share lately, but Christmas eve offered a surprisingly large bounty.
The Michigan Man Podcast
I went on The Michigan Man Podcast with Mike Fitzpatrick to preview the Outback Bowl. He has a mellifluous radio voice. I do not.
Danny Sheridan reports that Jadeveon Clowney has 12 to 1 odds of winning the Heisman Trophy in 2013:
Early 2013 Heisman odds: Manziel 5/1, B. Miller 6/1, DaThomas, A. Murray & M. Lee 8/1; Clowney 12/1, per @dannysheridan1— Bruce Feldman (@BFeldmanCBS) December 24, 2012
A few weeks ago we broke down Clowney's chances of making a run at the Stiffarm Trophy. Check that out here.
Golson and Gamecocks talking again
Brandon Golson previously committed to South Carolina, but there was a mutual parting of ways after the Gamecocks picked up commitments from Larenz Bryant and Matt Rolin. With Matt Rolin flipping to Florida and Cedrick Cooper going down with an ACL injury, there is an immediate need at the linebacker position, causing Goloson to take a second look at the Gamecocks.
This doesn't have anything to do with anything except for the fact that Kenny Miles is awesome:
Something on my bucket list to do really soon is go to the Smithsonian museum....that'd be dope— Kenny Miles (@31milesaway) December 23, 2013
Russell Athletic Bowl — Key to Rutgers vs. Virginia Tech: Outside Zone | Smart Football
The always excellent Chris Brown (the author of Smart Football, not the domestic violence guy) provides some analysis of how the outside zone run play will impact the Russell Athletic Bowl.
Example of why we went to the shopping spree vs guessing what players would like: dude is all up in the Cuisinart aisle right now. #wildcard— RussellAthleticBowl (@RussellAthBowl) December 24, 2012
Finally, an amusing video featuring a young Steve Spurrier: