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The Feed Pail: November 10, 2014

Will Muschamp stands in the way of a winning season for Carolina.

Will Muschamp, UF Head Coach
Will Muschamp, UF Head Coach
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Gamecock Central: The meaning of Marcus Lattimore and Spurrier: No comfort in prolific offense.

Palmetto Recruiting: Dozier has his list down to two; his announcement is expected Wednesday at Spring Valley H.S.  Looks like Dreher H.S.'s Tevin Mack will also make his decision Wednesday.

ColaDaily: Weekend Gamecock athletics roundup.  Bad news for Volleyball, Men's Soccer and Women's Soccer. Congrats to the women for making it to the SEC tourney semifinals.  The Daily Gamecock has in depth articles on these squads here.

Orangeburg Times & Democrat: CAROLINA QUESTIONS: D-line disappointment; coaching changes likely.  Scott Hood answers questions 6 through 8.  He thinks the chances of the entire staff returning are 'nil' but that Whammy should be safe because of his impact on the 2015 recruiting class.  The first five questions are here - GAMECOCK QUESTIONS: Relax, Spurrier will be back; bowl would be Belk.  I am praying for the Belk Bowl this year.  And it's not a gimme. Gators find right mix in win over Vandy, but Steve Spurrier is next.

Orlando Sentinel: Great - Treon can run and throw - Harris sparks Gators' previously dormant passing attack in Vanderbilt win.

Anderson Independent-Mail: A lot happened off the field for Spurrier last week.

Charleston Post & Courier: For Spurrier, off week didn't dull sting of Gamecocks' struggles.

Yahoo! Sports: Spurrier apologizes for not talking after loss.

Greenville News: Spurrier talks about Florida, not his future.  The HBC is shrugging off opponents' negative recruiting that he will be retiring.  Plus - With preseason expectations dashed, Steve Spurrier has decisions to make.

The Big Spur: Thompson handling criticism (from Friday) and Gamecocks in the NFL: Week 10.  Big INT for Culliver; no word yet on Bruce's ankle injury from the 49ers.

Sportstalksc: Michigan commit TE Chris Clark sets an official visit with USC for January.  Some evidence that while things are bad, it's a lot worse at other schools.  Like UM.

GoGamecocks: Gamecocks relax, now eye rebound against Florida .

Garnet & Cocky: Familiarity and Moving Forward for Gamecocks Basketball (from last Friday).

Garnet Report: The Coop-Cat: Offense of the future for South Carolina (from last Friday).  While it's worrying that we have seen so little of Connor Mitch, I reject the notion that Mitch must be bad simply because the HBC yanks QBs at the slightest sign of trouble.  Spurrier really doesn't do that anymore; he hasn't for years.  The last time he pulled a QB early was in the 2011 ECU game, when he sat Shaw for Garcia.  But, honestly, didn't he want Garcia as the starter all along?  Wasn't naming Shaw the '11 opening game starter another failed attempt to motivate Garcia?  It worked short-term, sure, but Garcia should have been benched during the Navy game, yet still went deep into the second-half against Auburn.  In any event, I love Pharoh under center for change of pace, but he hasn't showed great passing skills.  True, the surprise TD's against Clemson (last year) and UT (this year) were great - but only because the opposing D failed to anticipate them.  Both times the ball floated a bit.  Could Cooper throw game-in and game-out?  Not so sure. His high school numbers were impressive, but no one recruited him as a QB.  And he was a 2 star prospect when we got his pledge.  There is usually a reason when a kid with those kind of numbers has no major QB offers.

Saturday Down South: Biggest storylines in Gamecocks’ final three games of 2014 season (from Thursday).

247: Gamecocks mourn passing of Ed Pitts: All-American, former Gamecock Club leader (from Thursday).

The Daily Gamecock: Southern football finds ways to charm a Yankee.  Man bites dog.