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The Feed Pail: September 12, 2012 - Are the Gamecocks a mixed bag?

Jadeveon Clowney:  Still has sore ribs.
Jadeveon Clowney: Still has sore ribs.

TFP - Over in the corner, causing a commotion.

Gamecock Football

O'Burg Times & Democrat: A.P. writer Jeffrey Collins says Spurrier makes light of 200th win, but he’ll be in select company.

Ron Morris: On the brink of his 200th victory, a look back at Spurrier's first game:

Most of us who were among the 18,300 fans and members of the media for Spurrier’s first win at Duke had an inkling he would someday join the coaching elite.

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Morris is sucking up hard. I bet Morris was at Woodstock, too.

The Sports Exchange: Alabama-Birmingham at South Carolina.

Brad Senkiw: SEC is a mixed bag through two weeks.

Sports Talk Radio: Connor Shaw still limited Tuesday, Clowney still out and Steve Spurrier & Dabo Swinney are talking about each other again. Also - Steve Spurrier says UAB has the recipe to beat his Gamecocks. Let the poor-mouthing begin! The view from the Yellowhammer State - UAB will prepare for two South Carolina quarterbacks this week and some good q and a with UAB head coach Garrick McGee talks about trip to South Carolina. Plus - UAB football notes for Tuesday.

Bleacher Report: Alex Roberts says South Carolina Football: There Should Be No Quarterback Controversy...Yet.

Aiken Standard: Roland shakes off nerves. Shaq might break out anytime (including this Saturday), but my guess it that it will be the Kentucky game. Check out the little blip in the end about Spurrier and 'that Clemson coach.' "We went 55," Morris said. That's actually a good one, Chad.

Mr. SEC:’s Power Rankings – 9/11/12.

Athlon: SEC Post-Week 2 Power Rankings.

Saturday Down South: Week 3 SEC Schedule.

A landslide of links keep tumbling down the mountain after The Jump!

Gamecock Central: Former Gamecock K/P great Marty Simpson does a big play breakdown of ECU-USC.

Gamecock Anthem: DL Coach Brad Lawing says Young guys have work to do.

Garnet & Cocky: 0 What the Gamecocks learned about their opponents: Week 2. Cool feature.

Leftover Hotdog: Gamecock Football Gameday Experience: Change Is Good in 2012 .

Gamecock Football Recruiting

Palmetto Recruiting: OL Na'Ty Rodgers of Pomfret, MD will make an unofficial visit to USC Saturday for the UAB game.

Bleacher Report: What 4-Star 2014 WR Shaq Davidson Would Mean for South Carolina Gamecocks.

Loose Feed

ESPN SEC Blog: SEC suspends Trae Elston for Texas game. Ed points out some of the inconsistencies on how the league punishes illegal head shots a la Justice Cunningham in the Vandy game. Ed Aschoff is right. There needs to be consistency in how the rule is applied. If Mike Slive can't force himself to be fair (remember how Nick Fairley speared Aaron Murray in 2010 without any repercussion?) then appoint an ombudsman who can.

NBC College Football Talk: Here is Elston's un-flagged hit. I have two comments. One, while we all love hits like this, knowing what we now know about concussions, they're simply too dangerous. Yes, it's football. But football is going to have to change and this change is currently 5 years in the making, so it's not like it's a surprise to anyone. Two - if Elston is to be suspended, then so should the refs who didn't flag it.

Football Rumor Mill: As predicted, gentle readers, the rumor mill says "Former Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino is rumored to be on the top of Kentucky’s wish list when they fire Joker Phillips." Plus "Louisville coach Charlie Strong is the hot name at Arkansas right now." I didn't see Charlie-to-Arkie but it makes sense.

Matt Hayes: Blames the ULM debacle on Arkansas for hiring John L. Smith. Ruh-ro, Shaggy - Coach: Miss St. player received money from booster, I would be shocked if the NCAA - after allowing UNC to slide (again) - didn't decide to bring the hammer down on State pour encourager les autres.