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The Daily Feed: Sunday, 12/30/2012

Football players feed giraffes, Hokie fans lustily gaze in Shawn Elliott's general direction, and the Gamecocks look to fill recruiting needs and linebacker and wide receiver.

Grant Halverson

The Daily Feed is back and aiming to be more consistent now that the holidays are almost over.

Outback Bowl Coverage

Outback Bowl 2013 picks and predictions: Experts picking against Wolverines - SB Nation Detroit
The Michigan Wolverines head in to the Outback Bowl as underdogs against the South Carolina Gamecocks.

Outback Bowl Day 4: Dancing, Rides & Giraffes at Busch Gardens - South Carolina Gamecocks
Are pictures of football players riding roller coasters and interacting with zoo animals the the best things ever? Yes. Yes, they are. Also check out The Big Spur's Facebook gallery for additional photos of our finest athletes looking amazed and terrified by nature.

Hokepoints Previews South Carolina | mgoblog
I've heard a lot of great things about mgoblog. It's so niche that it appears to be written in another language at times, and I respect the hell out of that. Their first entry previewing South Carolina was spot-on. This one swings and misses a good bit in its assessment of USC's season but has some interesting insights - that is, if you can filter out the weird animosity the writer has for the Gamecocks' conference membership, which feels as awkward as those old SportsCenter segments with Sean Salisbury and John Clayton hurling schoolyard pejoratives at one another.

Other Gamecock Football News

No. 7 Story in the SEC in 2012: Marcus Lattimore Down - Team Speed Kills
The final season for one of the conference's best backs ended as the second one had -- in injury. What might Lattimore have done if he hadn't lost games in his final two years?

The 25 best college football GIFs of 2012 -
Ace Sanders' punt return against Missouri finishes second to one of the best GIFs of all time.

TechSideline.Com | Football Forum
It looks like some Virginia Tech fans have their eye on Gamecocks offensive line coach/run game coordinator Shawn Elliott to be their new offensive coordinator. Elliott turned down the head job at Appalachian State earlier this month and gave every indication that he intended to remain at South Carolina for the foreseeable future. As far as I know, the Hokies haven't quite fired their offensive coordinator yet, but based on their performance this season (97th nationally in yards per play), such a move could certainly be in the offing.

Gamecock Football Recruiting News

Four-star receiver sets official? (The Big Spur, subscription required)
South Carolina is still interested in adding a bigger wide receiver to its 2013 class. Will this four-star prospect officially visit the Gamecocks?

Four-star linebacker Quinton Powell looking at five schools (The Big Spur, subscription required)
Four-star LB Quinton Powell committed to Florida in February, but recently decided to take a step back and re-evaluate his recruitment when he decommitted from the Gators.

Other Football News

Capital One Bowl: Does Nebraska Have Enough Magic to Defeat Georgia’s 3-4 Defense? | Smart Football
Chris Brown takes a look at how Nebraska's multiple offensive looks will fare against Todd Grantham's defense in the Capital One Bowl.