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The Feed Pail: October 30, 2014

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Offense, Defense, Recruiting and the Orange Crush

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Brad Senkiw: 2014 offense could be the Gamecocks' best on paper.

John Whittle: Spurrier didn't see defensive struggles coming. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't that part of what we pay him to see?

Gamecock Central: Pharoh emerges as top threat and Steve Spurrier, Jr. says 'We have no issues in recruiting' in the practice report.

Palmetto Recruiting: Not so fast, Bubba.  Even though we were his first offer and the longtime front-runner, Goose Creek DE Javon Kinlaw rates Gators number one right now.

"I like Florida a lot," Kinlaw said. "I'd been waiting on their offer a long time. It's just the intensity of their school. I can't wait to get down there to see what it's like. Coach Lawing really and truly believes I can be a defensive end."

It's Lawing we need to pull out of (technically 'back from') Gainesville - not crazy Will M.; if Brad can beat Deke on the recruiting trail, then it's an absolute no-contest between Lawing and Adams.  Any Muschamp replacement worth his salt will try hard to retain him, though.

Bleacher Report: SEC Extra Points with Barrett Sallee: Steve Spurrier Sounds off on Autographs by Barrett Sallee.

GoUpstate.com: USC's Cooper steps up on offense by Matt Connolly.

O'burg Times & Democrat: BLACK MAGIC? Looking to change fortunes, Spurrier agrees to different look vs. Tennessee by Scott Hood.  I like it.  It can't hurt.  If we win, maybe it will become a tradition.

GoGamecocks: Josh Kendall thinks the Orange Crush is not what it used to bePlus - More traditional game plan may be in play against Vols (from Tuesday).

ESPN SEC Blog: Chris Lammons makes the SEC Freshman Tracker: Week 9.

Saturday Down South: Jason Hall, the UT beat writer, says that  Steve Spurrier has changed the South Carolina-Tennessee rivalry, with some video with Stephen G.    Plus - Idea of SEC ‘bias’ a bunch of hooey.

GamecockPride: Amber talks with the aforementioned Jason Hall about the Vols (podcast).

Gamecock Cereal: Unwind Wednesday with Rixon and Reece.

Gamecocksonline: Gamecocks Continue Preparations for Tennessee and Knudsen's 89th-Minute Goal Gives Gamecocks 1-0 Win at Old Dominion.  Congrats to the Soccer Cocks.

Garnet & Cocky: From Tuesday, but worth reading - Gamecocks Defense - Coaching or Inexperience? by Chris Carey.

Out of 32 defensive players, look at the makeup of this South Carolina team:

  • 8 freshman (including 6 true freshman) – 25%
  • 13 sophomores (including 3 true sophomores) – 41%
  • 6 juniors – 18%
  • 5 seniors – 16%
  • 66% underclass (many of whom start)
  • 34% upperclass

The Daily Gamecock: Women's soccer to celebrate Senior Night Thursday and South Carolina native McCaskill shines in first season with Gamecocks.

Connor Tapp: Five things we learned about the College Football Playoff.

GO COCKS.  BEAT UT.

If you see a good link out there, by all means post it in the comments!