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The Feed Pail: Gamecocks introduce new pitching coach, and other stuff

Bit of a slow news day, but things are still happening.

Nov 25, 2017; Columbia, SC, USA; Two South Carolina Gamecocks fans dressed for the holiday during the second half between the South Carolina Gamecocks and the Clemson Tigers at Williams-Brice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome back to the feed pail, where we take a look around the internet for some choice South Carolina Gamecocks tidbits and share it back here with you. It’s the offseason-ish, so this pail is a bit of a grab bag.

Injury Update: South Carolina QB commitment Dakereon Joyner - Hale McGranahan, SEC Country

Joyner has been a bit of a hot topic lately, as the four-star quarterback is one of the highest-rated recruits in South Carolina’s 2018 class and fans have been grumbling about the Gamecocks’ offense. The Fort Dorchester quarterback suffered an injury to his non-throwing shoulder, but in his own words:

“Taking care of it,” he said. “It’ll be healed in two weeks, at most.”

Everybody breathe.

How South Carolina’s new pitching coach is aiming to make up for lost time - Andrew Ramspacher, The State

Switching gears to baseball, South Carolina finally hired a replacement for longtime pitching coach Jerry Meyers, who stepped away unexpectedly after fall practice for health reasons. Skyler Meade, previously with Michigan State and a former pitcher himself, was introduced to the media today, and he’s apparently hit the ground running.

... “It’s a blast to be out there. All of the guys – not just the pitchers I’ve met – those guys carry themselves very, very well. They’re a humble group from what I can tell from phone conversations, meeting them in person, texting with different guys throughout the day.

“So I think they have the qualities needed to do the things we want to do here.”

D1 Baseball’s Kendall Rogers, well known in the college baseball world, had some nice things to say about the move.

Can Gamecocks take advantage of SEC coaching chaos? - Josh Kendall, The State

Kendall takes a closer look at the recent upheaval across the SEC, since three of the teams embroiled in coaching changes — Florida, Tennessee, and Texas A&M — are annual opponents for the Gamecocks. South Carolina will also face Ole Miss next year, which just removed the interim tag from Matt Luke. While Georgia will likely remain the kings of the East for the foreseeable future, South Carolina has a chance to keep finishing near the top of the division with so many teams scrambling for stability.