Gamecocksonline: Fry Named SEC Special Teams Player of the Week. Attaboy Elliot!
Gamecock Central: Avery posts his ECU edition of The Good, the Bad and the Unknown.
Bleacher Report: Georgia vs. South Carolina Complete Game Preview - fair warning, it's a slideshow. I know. BR? A slideshow to drive up page views artificially? Go figure. Still there is some meat on the bone. Plus - Forget Todd Gurley, QB Hutson Mason Is Georgia's X-Factor Against South Carolina by Barrett Sallee - and not a slideshow.
Greenville News: Dawgs’ Richt dreads USC’s decibels. It's hard to dislike CMR even though, yes, he went to Miami and has coached at FSU and UGA. Fortunately, there is a contingent of Dawgs who will happily tell you that he is The Most Christian Man Who Ever Lived. So there.
J.C. Shurburtt: UGA DT remembers "Sandstorm." J.C. gets into some deeper analysis so read it all.
SportsChatPlace: The oddsmakers' take - South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Georgia Bulldogs 9/13/14 College Football Pick and Odds.
SB Nation: Georgia favored over South Carolina by touchdown, plus all other opening lines. That 3.5 opening line was ridiculous.
Blawg House: Breaking Down Dylan Thompson | Part Two - Analyzing Thompson's Strength's & Weaknesses. "When Thompson has time and gets into a rhythm, he runs Spurrier's offense well. Texas A&M was in a position to not have to bring a lot of pressure and played a lot of Cover 4 or 3 to keep all the plays in front of them. However, when they did bring pressure, Thompson's mechanics and decision making ability went to garbage."
Dawn of the Dawg: Coming off open week, Georgia Bulldogs usually win under Richt. "Beyond the obvious, the statistics show that under Mark Richt, when Georgia is coming off an open date they are 17-4 in the next game."
The Grit Tree: On the other hand, the Hirsute Hounds realize that Columbia Not Been A Kind Place For Dawgs.
Bernie's Dawg Blog: The coming game reminds Bernie of 2008. If the score was reversed, I'd take it with a side of extra relish.
GamecockPrides: Reposts a piece from DawgPost.com - Know, Think and Don't Know: Carolina Game. "As 'great' as the Carolina fans are, this is the game of the season for the Cocks. The fans at Williams-Brice are always emotional when the Dawgs come to town, but this time it might not be in a good way."
AJC: Rewind: Georgia enjoys well-timed weekend off before facing South Carolina."'I think it’s good to have an open date,' Georgia coach Mark Richt said Sunday. 'I’d take an open date over not having one before South Carolina or Florida. I like where our open dates are set this year.'" Ya think? The open date was completely fortuitous, of course.
Georgia Sports Blog: Breaks down the South Carolina Running Game.
Ed Aschoff: Win in Columbia a must for Georgia. "Losing Saturday makes the East that much more wide open, but a Georgia win will put the Dawgs squarely in the driver's seat for weeks to come, as the rest of the division beats up on itself."
Dawgs247: Young inside linebackers step up for Dawgs.
ESPN: Clowney said he stepped in field hole. By now you've heard that J.D. will miss 4-6 weeks with a torn meniscus. The level of hate in the comments is brutal; kudos to those who stuck up for him against the detractors.
Daily Gamecock: Men's soccer still unbeaten after win over Mercer. Great start for Coach Mark Berson. Individual honors have followed. The No. 9 women's team has bounced back nicely from the Clemson game, defeating High Point 2-0.
Gamecock Cereal: I had talked to GM about doing something similar, but I think I will enjoy getting to sit back and savor Rixon's new series that harkens back 30 years - 1984: The Year of Black Magic - The Citadel. "To celebrate the 30-year anniversary of the first 10-win season in Gamecock football history, we will be recapping each of South Carolina's games during the 1984 season."
Team Speed Kills: our own Brandon Larrabee writes By Repealing Penn State Sanctions, the NCAA Destroys Its Valuable Message. "As a result, the message that the NCAA sent with the sanctions is now obliterated. The punishment that a program will face for these sorts of actions is no worse than the punishment that it will face for turning a blind eye as a player receives impermissible benefits -- and we all know how effective that punishment has been at deterring those violations." Read the whole thing because he nails it. If USC President Pastides voted to lift the sanctions then color-me doubly unimpressed.