The Lou Groza Award watch list came out yesterday, and Elliott Fry found himself on it once more. Congrats, #FREISMAN! Fry was a semifinalist for the award back in 2014, and we are thinking that he has a future in this kicking thing when he graduates college in the spring.
By the way, verified proof that it was US that came up with the #FREISMAN hashtag. You’re welcome, Twitter.
ESPN - One question for every team headed into SEC Media Days. Without looking, I bet you can’t guess what it is for the Gamecocks. HINT: it starts with a “Q” and ends in “uarterback”. In all seriousness, this probably could have been related to the secondary as well, but getting that QB thing settled is vital to this team having any measure of success on the football field in 2016 and beyond. Also, a look at each SEC team’s most critical position battle this year. The Gamecocks showed up on the list, and we bet you can’t guess what theirs is! HINT: Read back a few lines.
TBS - Three that could help the pass rush. Shurburtt: “The Gamecocks should be back to at least average in the Southeastern Conference at this spot after two years of being well below average. There is talent...depth and...a huge coaching upgrade” with Lance Thompson in the fold. Looking forward to seeing what this unit can do in 2016 under the new defensive game plan that’s in place. Related: a look at Spurrier’s final recruiting class and how they can factor into this year’s results. Also, Xavier Thomas gives the latest on his recruitment ($) in an interview with JC. The Gamecocks need this kid to make their mark on what will be a stacked 2018 recruiting class, and a lot of what happens on the field this year will play a part in whether or not he lands here. Plus, big news from Oklahoma pledge Trajan Bandy, who will take an official here in the fall.
GABA - In case you missed it, a DC3-less GABACast with Rantin’ Rhonda and Sam took a look at the 2012 football game against ECU. Also, David broke down the 2017 recruiting class thus far and took a look at six uncommitted players to keep an eye on.