ESPN SEC Blog: South Carolina aiming to become first to reach 2-0 in SEC play. There are some decent videos over on our homepage - Mullen apparently cut the music at practice. Now it's getting real. Booger is my favorite ESPN talking head (he talks about us and Boom at 3:29 on his video).
The Big Spur: Game day objectives: Mississippi State. I think John nails it with number 2. Plus - Future in the Palmetto State is very bright. This is good news for SC H.S. football, which has been a little down the last few years. We brought in a recruiting-minded staff at just the right time because the out-of-state vultures will be circling.
Saturday Down South: Position-by-position edge: South Carolina at Mississippi State.
Gamecock Central: Showdown in Starkville: Gamecocks take to road again to face Miss. State. Scott Hood gives his keys to the game.
For Whom the Cowbell Tolls: South Carolina is the Most Important Game in the Dan Mullen Era. Doom and Croom if the Bulldogs don't dispatch us.
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledge: Freshman Lewis leads MSU in tackles, but isn't satisfied and Trust at base of Sirmon's adjustments to MSU's defense.
Maroon & White Nation: THE Mississippi State vs. South Carolina Game Preview. Their Josh Barnhill seems to think it will come down to who can pound the rock best, and manage their QBs second. That's probably accurate. Also - Is South Carolina a must win for MSU? The Bulldogs are going to come out with their hair on fire but are MSU fans putting too much pressure on their Dawgs and Dan Mullen?
SEC Country: Mike Wilson thinks a key to the MSU game is that the Gamecocks have to tackle in space. Do you agree BA-W and the LBs will be the critical unit? Plus - Mike sees a lot of upside on our OL - South Carolina offensive line’s versatility has potential to be a big plus. I liked that the OL did not make many motion penalties against all that Vandy stunting.
Gridiron News: Can South Carolina offensive line become a steadying force for Will Muschamp? Also - Under Will Muschamp, South Carolina has larger staff but spending less (from Thursday). Interesting. Coach Robinson is worth every penny of $750k but Roper needs to prove his mettle at $700k.
Columbus (MS) Dispatch: Five Questions for South Carolina-MSU from the local State beat writer.
NBC CFT: Is this a good idea? Miss. St. sets up billboards in Dallas honoring Dak Prescott. Do billboards matter? (Remind me to talk to y'all about the time Alabama fans paid for "Roll Tide" billboards all around W-B back in '93; that mattered).
The Daily Gamecck: Savannah McCaskill and the 15th ranked women's soccer team obliterated UGA 3-0 at the Graveyard (are we still allowed to call it that anymore?) This is shaping up to be a great season for the ladies (6-0-1) who have three game left on their homestand.
Gamecocksonline: Unfortunately, Mark Berson's men's team suffers a 1-0 road loss to Coastal Carolina. The Cocks are now 1-2-1. Plus - men's golf is sitting in fourth place - among pretty strong company - after the first day of the Carpet Capital Collegiate tournament near (you guessed it) Dalton, GA.
Spurs & Feathers: Spurrier holds book signing: 'I still got a lot of Gamecock in me'.
CBS Sports: Steve Spurrier reveals the one time he was suspended and secretly kept coaching. Don't clutch your pearls, UGA fans; it was while he was still at Dook.
Gene Sapakoff: ‘Religion of SEC Football’ class in session at Presbyterian College. Funny.
Al.com: If you're interested in tonight's epic UT-VT game at Bristol, then some history - What is the largest crowd in college football history?
Memphis Commercial Appeal: A view from maybe the worst seat at Bristol Motor Speedway. And some dude who sits in it will proudly tell his grandkids: "I was there."
Washington Post: In case you were wondering how they installed a field at Bristol (from Tuesday). Cool time lapse.