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The Feed Pail: Spring football is in the air, A’ja Wilson is still very good at basketball, and more

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All kinds of interesting news for the Gamecocks this week.

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Welcome back to the feed pail, where we take a look around the internet for some choice South Carolina Gamecocks tidbits and share them back here with you. On the menu this morning: All kinds of juicy information, including lots of news from the gridiron. All gas, no brakes.


Will Muschamp previews spring football

Spring camp is here, and coach Will Muschamp met with the media to provide updates on injuries, transfers, and position changes. Here are the highlights:

Stephen Davis Jr. is back again, actually (SEC Country)

The walk-on running back unexpectedly popped up on the roster after leaving the team months ago, although this time as a linebacker. We’ll see if this move works out for him.

Two players leaving team (The State)

And on the other side of the spectrum, running back C.J. Freeman and wide receiver Jerad Washington will be transferring out of South Carolina. Neither played for the Gamecocks — Freeman because of the depth at his position, Washington because of a broken leg.

Jam is on the shelf

Zack Bailey is moving from tackle to left guard

I’m guessing Blake Camper would be the likely candidate to step into Bailey’s old shoes, but we’ll see.

Malik Young is moving from offensive tackle to defensive tackle (The State)

In another shakeup along the offensive line, Young is switching to the other side of the ball to help bolster a thin unit.

Trio of Gamecocks honored by SEC coaches and Associated Press — Gamecocks Online

South Carolina women’s basketball GOAT A’ja Wilson earned another distinguished honor, picking up her third SEC Player of the Year award from both the coaches and the Associated Press, which also makes her the only player to achieve that milestone. She also, of course, was on both All-SEC first teams, and was named a co-Defensive Player of the Year by the coaches.

Sophomore point guard Ty Harris earned a spot on both All-SEC second teams, while guard Bianca Jackson made the coaches’ All-SEC freshman team. Harris led the SEC in assists with 6.3 per game, while Jackson turned in solid play as a starter and put up seven double-doubles.

Report: South Carolina adds future matchups against Troy, Georgia State — Hale McGranahan, SEC Country

The Gamecocks have filled out their 2021 and 2022 out-of-conference football schedules a bit more, adding the Trojans in ‘21 and picking up the Panthers for ‘22. Neither of these matchups is particularly appealing to me, although Troy at least has a history of being a tough cupcake and Georgia State has the Shawn Elliott connection for a convenient story line. 2021 has the tougher OOC slate so far, with East Carolina and Troy in addition of course to Clemson, but 2022 features Georgia State, Charlotte, and Wofford. After years of playing multiple ACC opponents in a season, South Carolina’s not currently scheduling to impress.