ESPN: Ex-Texas, ex-USC assistant Charlie Strong in preliminary talks for South Florida job.
Josh Kendall: USC’s climb back to the top starts in Birmingham. It’s deja vu all over again - heading to Legion Field without an O line coach to take on a (former) Big East team. Sound familiar?
The Big Spur: Four Gamecocks placed on Freshman All-SEC list. And - 'I love it, I'm thankful' (from Thursday).
SportstalkSC: Frank Martin sheds more light on the Sindarius Thornwell suspension. It looks like he will definitely sit against Seton Hall - after that, who knows (but it looks like it won’t be too long). Plus - Tennessee commitment DE Tre Lawson of North Augusta is looking around.
SEC Country: Who is South Carolina’s next All-SEC player? Best bets come on offense. With all do respect to the Red Thor, I think Mike [who is one of the best USC beat writers out there] is forgetting somebody on D. Also - South Carolina RB C.J. Freeman tweets that he has ‘successful’ ACL surgery. Fantastic.
Saturday Down South: New Georgia State coach Shawn Elliott jokes about hiring Steve Spurrier as offensive coordinator.
Gamecock Central: Experiences at South Carolina helped prepare Elliott for Georgia State job.
Garnet & Cocky: Possible Replacements For Shawn Elliott.
Gamecocksonline: English Named to AP All-SEC Team. Plus - Last Meeting vs. Seton Hall Resulted in Fantastic Finish in Madison Square Garden. Here is the preview for Monday night’s Seton Hall game.
Spurs & Feathers: Heading back once more to Madison Square Garden, the Cocks think Seton Hall is another marquee non-conference matchup. Also - Gamecocks OL search: Critical Factors.
Al.com: Will Muschamp has history with Birmingham Bowl, but this is first time he'll coach in game.
College Spun: Taking A Look At South Carolina’s 2017 Schedule.