TFP: I was listening yesterday to Mark Packer's afternoon show on Sirus-XM 91 College Sports Nation, in which he had ESPN's Rece Davis on as a guest. The Packman - a CU grad - couldn't help but work in a reference to 'Gamecocking' during the discussion. Davis didn't rise to the bait, but he didn't contest the term, either. Get ready to hear a lot more about "Gamecocking" and "Cock Flopping" - especially from our Clemson friends - unless and until the HBC and Whammy Ward can hold onto two-score, 4th quarter leads in the future. Maybe the best way to do that is for the HBC to embrace the fact that over the past four years he and his staff have recruited for a power running / zone-read team.
Gamecock Central: Ron Aiken and Gamecock Central's Wes Mitchell break down the aftermath of South Carolina's 45-38 loss to Kentucky and 5 Things We Learned: USC-Kentucky by Scott Hood.
The Rubber Chickens: Snap Judgments – 2014 USC @ Kentucky Edition. "My position on Thompson after the Kentucky game is this – it is time to get Connor Mitch and/or Perry Orth some snaps in a live game. My change of heart is not because I think Thompson is a terrible quarterback. But, he has made some bad decisions and bad throws in the last two games that have contributed mightily to our demise." Agreed. Do you think Dylan Thompson should be benched? Take the Poll!
Josh Kendall: Midseason report: With Gamecocks’ identity adrift, losses mount. “'It is what it is,' South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier said." That's a cop out, Coach. Fix it.
Garnet Report: Roland, get your head out of your Shaq.
GamecockPride: PODCAST: Former Gamecock Bill Gause Talks MBB. Who knew I'd be looking forward to hoops season so much?
Greenville News: Martin hopes squad's maturity pays off. Us, too.
GoUpstate: Basketball: Martin’s recruits ready to play.
Saturday Blitz: South Carolina's SEC power-ranking is ... .
The Big Spur: John asks What's left to play for? (From Sunday). My answers? (1) Self-respect. (2) Holding onto the 2015 Recruiting Class. (3) A decent bowl bid. (4) Extending the streak over the Dabocats to six. (5) Getting p.t. for our future - namely, Connor Mitch and David Williams.
247.com: Why did the Gamecocks stop running? (From Sunday). No good answers, in my book.
Sportstalksc: DL DJ Jones is still talking to USC. Hopefully the prospect of immediate playing time at USC will be a suitable enticement.
The Daily Gamecock: Women's golf named No. 1 team in nation. Awesome.
Sportning News: Alabama fan gets tackled for throwing things at Ole Miss fans. Heh.
NBC CFT: Things that make you go Hmmmmm. Mike Leach fires special teams coach after Wazzu allows two kickoff return TDs in loss to Cal.
CBS College Football: Georgia freshman DB Shaq Jones dismissed. It's always the biggest laugh-getter in the Dawgosphere to say Mark Richt has "lost control" of this or that.