Gamecocksonline: Gamecocks Host Mercer In NCAA Tournament. The match will be Thursday at Stone Stadium. More to come. I have to admit I was sweating this bid.
Gamecock Central: Three and out: Back to earth by Wes Mitchell. Plus - South Carolina-Clemson kickoff announcement on hold.
SEC Country: South Carolina wanted to lock up bowl at Florida, now needs to against Western Carolina. That was the plan all along after the surprise UT victory.
SportstalkSC: Couldn’t see this coming a mile away - DL Javon Kinlaw explains his de-commitment from Carolina. All that talk last week about being firm was a red flag; someone got to him (Butch Jones, anyone?) plain and simple:
This is how the high-level recruiting game is played, and its played for keeps. At least we have a staff now who is in the game. The best thing we can do as fans is move on from him - no tweets, no angry comments. Silence. Maybe he will change his mind. I feel bad for all the negative recruiting these kids get.
The State: Meanwhile, Highly-recruited, in-state DL Josh Belk to visit this weekend and Gamecocks working to get NC DE Matthew Butler for official visit. Recruiting is a process. It never stops. It never quits. When faced with adversity, it simply moves on.
CBS Sports: Marcus Lattimore named high school football coach in South Carolina. A great first step for “Coach Lattimore.”
Gamecock Toast: Bummer - this is a costly lapse of judgment in his free agency year. Alshon Jeffery suspended by NFL for PED violation. Here is Alshon’s twitter statement and a word from Coach Fox. Plus - Shawn Elliott a strong consideration for Georgia State.