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The Daily Feed: March 23, 2012

<em>Matt Price: Sweet relief!</em>
Matt Price: Sweet relief!

TDF - These crazy ideas, oh they don't last long, but they come and they go in America.

The Search

Sportstalkgolive: Kevin McCrarey reports that Update: Contract reveals no buyout for Tubby Smith at Minnesota. Is this something that will entice Eric Hyman? Maybe - but then It may simply be chump change in terms of the larger picture, according to McCrarey: Tubby Smith will come with a steep price tag (AUDIO). Heck, who says Tubby actually wants to leave Minneapolis? The local ESPN sports radio station in the Twin Cities says that he doesn't - Tubby Smith linked to Tulsa, South Carolina jobs but says he is staying. "I'm a candidate for Minnesota," said Tubby about the coaching rumors. "That's it. It's good to hear that sometimes, but it doesn't help with your recruiting and things like that."

Mr. SEC: John Pennington writes that Dickerson, Cooper Mentioned In Connection With USC Hoops Gig. For Dave Dickerson, the Ohio State Assistant and former Tulane head coach, Pennington cites a story in The State that is behind the Go Gamecocks paywall; with respect to John Cooper, the Tennessee State head coach,Pennington merely says that he is getting more ink of late. Best line: "Both have ties to South Carolina. Both are African-American. Neither is a "name" candidate. (Both are bald, too ... not that [it] matters.).

Gene Sapakoff: A 'national'coach search reality plan. Gene discusses both the USC and College of Charleston searches.

Gamecock Baseball

Gamecocksonline: No. 6/8 South Carolina Defeats Florida 9-3 In Series Opener.

Orangeburg Times & Democrat: Gamecocks take down top-ranked Florida - by Darryl Slate (funny, the P&C hasn't put up Darryl's piece online yet!)

Gamecock Central: Price is right once more as USC tops number 1 Florida and Matthews enjoys success at the plate.

Leftover Hotdog: Gamecocks Great Debate: Should Price and Koumas Exchange Roles. After last night, this question won't be going away any time soon. Apparently, Matt Price said the coaches first talked to him a couple days ago about returning to the pen.

Brad Senkiw: Pankake enduring growing pains for Gamecocks.

Gamecock Football

Bleacher Report: Alex Roberts lists The Gamecocks' 5 Most Athletic Players.

Spur of the Moment Blog: Emptying the notebook with a whole bunch of spring football odds and ends from the first week-plus. A ton of good stuff from Darryl Slater.

Gamecock Women's Hoops

The State: Ron Morris says that Dawn Staley's Gamecocks face a difficult task.

Aiken Standard: Fans suddenly flock to Gamecock women.