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The Feed Pail: September 1, 2014

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No Little joy in Mudville.

Grant Halverson

TFP:  We ride the waves and don't ask where they go.

TRC: The Buck Sweep – Week 1 and Tbone’s Labor Day Weekend (as told by Nick Cage Gifs).  Priceless!

Star News Online:  Takes a look back at East Carolina’s 52-7 opening night win against N.C. Central Hmmm. Let's see. Potent spread offense?  Check.  Questions on defense?  Check.  Chip on their shoulder?  Check, check, check.   The Pirates are reminding me of someone, but I just can't place who it is ...

J.C. Shurburtt: Pirates starting prep for Gamecocks. With all due respect, I'd bet the farm they've already long-since been preparing for us.  J.C. has some historical numbers of USC v. ECU going back to the 1990s.  Two words for those of you old-time Cocks:  Scott.  Harley.

Leftover Hotdog: Flounder posts LOHD's Gamecocks Football: 5 Things Learned Vs. Texas A&M.

Pete Iacobelli: It's the first time in 15 years the Palmetto State's teams each started 0-1.

CBS Sports: South Carolina's Mike Davis 'sort of doubtful' for East Carolina.  The big Labor Day headline for USC.  Our list of allies grows thin.

Scott Hood: With USC’s Davis doubtful, Williams likely to see action.  A lot is riding on this debut, I would say.

College Spun:  Mike's ill-advised Tweet.

Phil Kornblut: More bad news for Carolina - USC’s top 2015 commitment Blackshear dealing with knee injury.

Cleveland Plain Dealer: Veteran QB Rex Grossman could return to Browns and rookie Connor Shaw already has by Mary Kay Cabot.  "The Browns waived Shaw in the final cuts Saturday, but signed him back to the practice squad on Sunday."

Boston Herald: The Patriots have claimed Kelcy Quarles - the only former Giant not to clear waivers.  Talk about a great move.

NBC PFT: Report: Ryan Succop could sign with Titans Monday.

Cincy Jungle: Victor Hampton has been signed to the Bengals Practice Squad.

Raising Zona: Jimmy Legree has joined the Cardinals Practice Squad.

NBC PFT: Guess who is still waiting to be signed to the Jets Practice Squad? I wouldn't take such pleasure in this - or Clemmy's loss to the Dawgs - if Tig fans hadn't taken such delight in bagging on us to Aggie fans or anyone else who would listen.  Guess it was fun while it lasted for them.

Gamecocksonline: In women's soccer, Groff Sends No. 12 South Carolina Past Milwaukee 2-0.  Plus coach Shelley Smith reaches the 200 win milestone.  Well done.

New York Times: A profile of USC booster Joe Rice - A Donor’s Passion Animates the Gamecocks’ Success. "For Rice, being a benefactor is about nostalgia and fun. Perks include befriending the coach. Rice has taken Steve Spurrier on his yacht, and last year he went golfing in Ireland with Spurrier and his coaching brethren Kevin Sumlin of Texas A&M and Bob Stoops of Oklahoma."