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The Deep South's Oldest Non-Rivalry - a non-tradition since 1894.

Todd Gurley
Todd Gurley
Scott Cunningham

TFP:  The Devil is back in Georgia.

Washington Post: Georgia-South Carolina: A clash in the Spurrier-altered town. "If Georgia wins handily, and South Carolina falls to 1-2 and 0-2 in the Southeastern Conference, it could help in the long, long study of how many years it takes a city of 135,000 humans to transform from grateful to grumbling. Already several game reports from Aug. 28 mentioned the first-half boos during South Carolina’s dreadful opener against Texas A&M.  Not so long ago, last century, anyone booing during any first half in Columbia would have been irrational." This isn't true, of course, but it's a nice lead and it is the WaPo after all, so facts be damned when they conflict with the meta-narrative.  We were great fans then and we are great fans now.   The fans may be the difference-maker tomorrow.

Dr. Saturday: Will the outcome of Georgia-South Carolina on Saturday decide the SEC East? Probably not, but it could would eliminate any sort of shot for South Carolina.

FoxSports: Two reasons South Carolina could upset Georgia in Week 3.  "If Davis, the 225-pound battering ram with a burst that can wear a defense down, forces Pruitt to bring a safety out of the secondary and into the box to stop the run, it could cause serious problems for the Dawgs."

Saturday Down South: AgreedSpurrier: ‘If we kick it to Gurley, we’re pretty stupid’.   Does this mean the HBC has been working with Special Teams?  Please let it be true.

Ward said the coaches have preached playing with emotion this week, and that USC's players have responded well. - See more at: https://southcarolina.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1680230#sthash.RpqOKrDX.dpuf
Ward said the coaches have preached playing with emotion this week, and that USC's players have responded well. - See more at: https://southcarolina.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1680230#sthash.RpqOKrDX.dpuf
Ward said the coaches have preached playing with emotion this week, and that USC's players have responded well. - See more at: https://southcarolina.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1680230#sthash.RpqOKrDX.dpuf

Garnet & Cocky: South Carolina vs. Georgia: Bulldogs Q&A with Dawn of the Dawg. "The game against South Carolina has gained a lot of importance over the past few seasons, but the Gamecocks are still only viewed as another SEC opponent."

Gamecock Central: Avery Wilkes has yesterday's Practice Quick Hitters.  Excellent notes.

Greenville News: Gamecocks get good news on Pharoh Cooper.

Sportstalksc.com: Gamecocks prepare for border bash with the Bulldogs (AUDIO).  Whammy's post-practice interview.

The Big Spur: A.J. Cann is an 'experienced machine' with Q&A with Coach Elliot about A.J., the rest of the OL and UGA.

GamecockPride: Rob Veno of SportsMemo.com Talks UGA vs. South Carolina with Amber.

ESPN SEC Blog: Stopping Todd Gurley never an easy task.  Quoth Whammy: "I can't say that I've faced a complete back like Gurley."

GoGamecocks: Did you know that Mike Davis and Todd Gurley are good friends?  "Gurley visited Columbia twice during the spring, and the 6-foot-1, 226-pound dreadlocked junior acknowledged he was recognized both times by strangers.  'They just asked me what I’m doing down here,' Gurley said this week. 'I’m like, ‘I can’t come to Columbia?’'" Sure you can, Todd!  Come tonight.  Drinks (lots of them!) are on us!  Also - 10 best Georgia natives to play football for South Carolina.

Post & Courier: More on this unprecedented level of Cock-Dawg fraternization -  Georgia vs. South Carolina: Good old-fashioned hate, it ain't. Well, at least the fans still hold the old grudges.

NBC CFT: Steve Spurrier: RB Mike Davis ‘may go pro’.   No one can blame you - but make 'em all count, Mike.

CBS Sports: Heisman odds: Todd Gurley is the new favorite at Bovada.

Garnet Report: Looking back at the 2012 Georgia game.  Personally, I'm not sure it's such a good idea to keep bringing up 2012!  It will only motivate them, and distract us.

Get the Picture: Case in point.   They are thinking about 2012 too.

Andy Staples: Georgia seeks payback for 2012 loss at South Carolina.  And what was 2013 - chopped liver?

Bernie's Dawg Blog: Dawgs @ Cocks - when Spurrier is calling the plays.  "The Gamecocks don't want to rely on Dylan Thompson to move the chains. Their gameplan will be to run it right at the Dawgs' front and then take their shots when ready."

GamecocksOnline: Cory Burkarth & Andy Demetra Preview South Carolina-Georgia.

Gamecock Cereal: Liveblogging the 2011 USC-Georgia game.   Are we all spending too much time on memory lane?  Is this some psychological defense mechanism?

SDS: While we're at it - SEC Throwback Thursday: Georgia vs. South Carolina 2010.   Howsabout we focus on *this* game?  Pretty please?

Blawg House: Georgia vs. South Carolina - Putting Your Worries to Bed.  Cory is feeling bullish on the Bulldogs.

Dawg Sports: In honor of UGA LB Mike Floyd, Macondawg is recommending the Peanut State Pups enjoy a frothy Pink Floyd.

AJC: CI: How South Carolina Can Beat Georgia and 10 fun facts about Todd Gurley.

Boston Herald: Not sure this is good advice from a purely financial perspective - South Carolina is a 61⁄2-point home underdog desperate to keep its season alive. Take the points.

J.C. Shurburtt: UGA screen game should scare Gamecocks. It does.  Bobo has really grown as an effective O coordinator. Plus- Frank Martin remembers 9-11.

Phil Kornblut: Frank Martin is working hard on the recruiting trail - Louisiana big guard visiting USC this weekend.

Athlon: How Clemson Helped Virginia Tech Find Its Quarterback.   Unfortunately, the Tigs and the Hokies won't meet each other this season - barring some sort of Tiger miracle in Tallahassee Saturday week.  Hey, Chad? Know any good DL looking for a new school?

How did a game between such evenly matched opponents turn out so one-sided? - See more at: http://garnetreport.com/looking-back-at-the-2012-georgia-game-2/#sthash.u7fUPFae.dpuf
How did a game between such evenly matched opponents turn out so one-sided? - See more at: http://garnetreport.com/looking-back-at-the-2012-georgia-game-2/#sthash.u7fUPFae.dpuf
How did a game between such evenly matched opponents turn out so one-sided? - See more at: http://garnetreport.com/looking-back-at-the-2012-georgia-game-2/#sthash.u7fUPFae.dpuf
How did a game between such evenly matched opponents turn out so one-sided? - See more at: http://garnetreport.com/looking-back-at-the-2012-georgia-game-2/#sthash.u7fUPFae.dpuf