Sports Talk Radio: Vanderbilt’s Franklin: ‘realistic expectation’ to beat USC Thursday. It's not a long audio (2:30) - you should listen to it. Also: With two days to go until kickoff, USC continues prep for Vandy.
Gamecock Anthem: David Porter has yesterday's practice report - Defense ready for Vanderbilt.
Rock Hill Herald: Franklin has Vanderbilt fans excited by Neil White of The State.
Bleacher Report: South Carolina Football: 7 Keys to Winning the Vanderbilt Game by Alex Roberts.
GoUpstate.com: Byrnes product Nick Jones awaits larger role with Gamecocks by Matt Connolly.
Aiken Standard: USC tackle preps for Vanderbilt. Darryl Slater profiles RS FR OL Brandon Shell.
The Rubber Chickens: TRC Unleashed – Episode 26 – The Vandy Preview.
Anderson Independent-Mail: Shaw bringing stability to Gamecocks by Brad Senkiw.
Gamecock Central: Rainy day photos of W-B and the Farmer's Market. It looks amazing.
Athlon: Ace Sanders is one of College Football’s Pivotal Players: Eight from the SEC.
Leftover Hotdog: 2012: A Pivotal Year for Four SEC East Programs and Gamecocks Football: Football Eve. Congrats to Billy "The General" Koehler for completing his 100 day countdown. It was an excellent series and a monumental blogging commitment that he delivered with aplomb. Well done!
Saturday Down South: SEC offensive power rankings. Not sure I'm buying exactly what Jon is selling here.
The Sporting News: Georgia coach won't say if Rambo, Ogletree will play against Buffalo. Wasn't this already a done deal? Why is CMR being so coy? Or is this Evil Richt? After an off-season getting an earful about how Mr. Richt runs a tighter ship than anyone else, something doesn't exactly jive here.
SI.com: Richt won't say if Rambo, Ogletree will play for Georgia. Money line: "Well, you know what, I don't know if there's anything etched in stone but we are handling it a little bit different this year," Richt said. "I guess I don't know if I can even say why. But we are, we're definitely handling it just a little bit different." You don't say!
Leftover Hotdog: The LOHD boys are en fuego - Gamecocks Football: Vanderbilt By the Numbers by L.J.
Nashville City Paper: Commodores' defensive focus for South Carolina is clear.