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The Daily Feed: February 27, 2013

All of today's South Carolina Gamecock news that we read and think you should read too.


Gamecock Football

Gamecocks At NFL Combine Recap
Ace Sanders struggled in the 40 but excelled in the shuttle, which makes sense based on what we saw during his career at South Carolina. Devin Taylor continues to beg the question, "Why didn't he have a more productive career at South Carolina?" Marcus Lattimore underwent a medical evaluation but did not work out and continues to be awesome.

Noted surgeon Dr. James Andrews wants your young athlete to stay healthy by playing less |
Speaking of Lattimore, in a profile of Dr. James Andrews, the famous surgeon mentions that Marcus's operation is one of the most complicated he has ever performed.

Spring practice preview: defensive backs
Lorenzo Ward talked to Gamecock Central about the injuries that have depleted his defensive backfield entering the spring and the young players who will get an opportunity to step up in their absence. Ward also mentions that Brison Williams will spend some time at free safety to let some younger players get experienced at playing the strong safety position. Of course, Victor Hampton and Jimmy Legree are locked in at the boundary and field cornerback positions, respectively.

How Gamecocks OT Mason Zandi has progressed in his redshirt year
Mason Zandi has added a lot of good weight since arriving on campus last year and currently stands at a massive but fit 6'8", 300 pounds. "Mount Zandi", as he's called is expected to add some needed depth at the offensive tackle position in 2013. The Big Spur's John Whittle catches up with the progress the Chapin native has made during his redshirt season.

Redshirt freshman DE Darius English learns from Jadeveon Clowney
Darius English might have been a starter as a true freshman the Gamecock teams of the mid-2000s, according to the recently departed Brad Lawing. But a redshirting his freshman year gave the spindly Georgian an extra year to add some muscle and learn from the best.

Gamecock Baseball

Saturday South Carolina-Clemson Game To Be Televised
Saturday's Reedy River Rivalry game at Fluor Field in Greenville between South Carolina and Clemson will be televised on six TV networks in the states of South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia, it was announced on Wednesday afternoon.

Weekend series with South Carolina highlights Clemson’s need for baseball upgrades – The Post and Courier
Travis Sawchik writes that the Tigers' baseball facilities have fallen behind those of their rivals in the Midlands.

Gamecock Basketball

As Minority Head Coaches Decline Elsewhere, the SEC Sets the Standard | Rush The Court
Frank Martin is one of 8 minority coaches in the Southeastern Conference.

Lakeem Jackson isn't the only college player trying to reinvent his approach to shooting free throws
Wisconsin's Ryan Evans is now shooting jump shots from the charity stripe.

Kevin McCrarey joins MissouriNet sports to preview tomorrow's game at the CLA between the Tigers and Gamecocks:


Oh my god.