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Much to discuss, so grab a beer — you can do that now! — and come on down.

Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome back to the Feed Pail, where we gather up random but choice tidbits of South Carolina Gamecocks news to share with you. Today’s menu is boozy and full of football news, so crack open a cold one and settle in.


IT’S HAPPENING: Alcohol sales are coming to South Carolina sporting events

The Gamecocks are finally joining in on the fun and getting on board with the SEC’s policy that allows teams to sell alcohol in their venues. The school officially approved the venture at a Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, as first reported by the Post and Courier.

According to athletic director Ray Tanner, the Gamecocks will start alcohol sales at men’s and women’s basketball games, a move that could come as early as Jan. 2’s tilt against the Kentucky women. Baseball would then be next, followed by football, and Tanner didn’t rule out the eventual inclusion of other sports.

The SEC lifted its ban on alcohol sales in May, and several schools moved quickly to get a plan in place by football season. But the Gamecocks took a more measured and cautious approach, and starting off with the winter and spring sports will allow them to iron out the process and get resources in place for next football season.

According to the P&C, USC could see as much as $1 million in added revenue, based off an estimated price of $8 per 16-ounce beer. Cheers!

Gamecocks hire Paul Jackson as strength coach

The final vacancy on South Carolina’s coaching staff has been filled, with Paul Jackson coming on board to replace the dismissed Jeff Dillman as the resident expert on lifting heavy things.

Jackson comes to South Carolina from Ole Miss, where he worked under Matt Luke for eight years, and was previously a strength assistant at LSU. He’s set to make $450,000 a year.

Oh, and this is how former Ole Miss receivers A.J. Brown and DK Metcalf looked under his tutelage.

Javon Kinlaw is really good, and other people acknowledge this, too

Big congratulations are in order for the big man, who was named a first-team Associated Press All-American and joined the good company of some former Gamecock stars.

Definitely excited to see what this guy’s NFL future holds.