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The Feed Pail: Spring football, basketball roster turnover, and more

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The Garnet and Black spring game is almost upon us.

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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 afternoon: Spring football, basketball transfers, and other stuff.


Will Muschamp confirms Jamyest Williams’ position change — Ben Breiner, The State

With the Gamecocks hurting for depth at safety, talented rising sophomore Jamyest Williams will make the move there from corner. Muschamp extolled the virtues of Williams’ versatility:

“He can play nickel, he can play multiple spots. But we’ve got to get better at the safety position. We got a little spoiled with Chris and D.J. the last two years, the job they have done for us.”

Who won’t play in the spring game — Josh Kendall, The State

As per usual, several injured and recovering players are being held out of Saturday’s Garnet and Black spring game as a precaution. Deebo Samuel, unsurprisingly, won’t be suiting up, and Bryson Allen-Williams (shoulder), Rico Dowdle (hamstring), and Sherrod Greene (ankle) are among the notables who will also sit out. Regardless, there should be plenty of interesting tidbits that arise out of the scrimmage.

Two South Carolina men’s basketball players to transfer — David Cloninger, The Post and Courier

As per usual in the Frank Martin era, the young offseason has already seen two transfers: 7-foot freshman Ibrahim Famouke Doumbia and 6-foot-6 sophomore Khadim Gueye. Both big men played sparingly, and their departures now give the Gamecocks three total scholarships to work with for 2018. Currently, three-star guard Jermaine Couisnard is the only South Carolina commitment, and the Gamecocks are in hot pursuit of three-star forward Alanzo Frink. We’ll see if another grad transfer is in the cards to round out the class.

Frank Booker to compete in 3-on-3 event

Following the recent trend of celebrity 3-on-3 tournaments, college basketball has gotten in on the act with a new national championship event for the sport’s top seniors. South Carolina guard Frank Booker was chosen for the SEC contingent, getting one last chance to represent the Gamecocks. Very cool opportunity for him.

The softball team won again

Freshly into the top-10 after a series sweep of then-No. 2 Tennessee, the No. 9 Gamecocks picked up a midweek victory against Furman last night. They travel to No. 12 Texas A&M this weekend for another test. Never easy in the SEC.