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WOW Headlines – 2/19/13

Arkansas F Marshawn Powell has been named the SEC’s Player of the Week
Georgia F Marcus Thornton is expected to miss the rest of the season as he recovers from knee surgery
Mississippi State coach Rick Ray has suspended F Roquez Johnson, leaving the Bulldogs with just five scholarship players
Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel is taking online courses this semester because he was getting too much attention from fellow students when he attended classes on campus
Alabama has hired former FIU head coach Mario Cristobal as its new offensive line coach
LSU will take a financial loss from its trip to the Chick-fil-A Bowl last New Year’s Eve
Tuesday night’s SEC hoops action: Tennessee 82, LSU 72…Florida at Missouri
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Phil Steele Week 12 Top 25 Forecast for #17 South Carolina

South Carolina
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Troy's Chris Pickett, left, wraps up Oklahoma State's Josh Cooper, right,  during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Stillwater, Okla. Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010.  Oklahoma State defeated Troy 41-38.(AP Photo/Brody Schmidt)

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Brody Schmidt – AP

2 months ago:

Troy’s Chris Pickett, left, wraps up Oklahoma State’s Josh Cooper, right, during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Stillwater, Okla. Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010. Oklahoma State defeated Troy 41-38.(AP Photo/Brody Schmidt)

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#17 SOUTH CAROLINA VS TROY
Rushing
Passing
Points
TO’s
ST
TROY 49
270
18
3.3
-
S CAROLINA
236
310
48
2.1
-
SC is off the biggest win in Spurrier’s career at SC as they clinched a spot in the SEC Title gm for the 1st time ever with their 36-14 win over FL. RB Lattimore (964, 4.8) rushed for a career high 212 yds as SC dominated with 395-226 yd and 24-11 FD edges. This could be the biggest letdown spot for any team this week as the Gamecocks have in-state rival Clemson on deck. While South Carolina is 7-0 vs Sun Belt tms incl 2 wins over Troy winning by an avg of 31-14, Troy almost upset LSU late in the yr (led 31-3 late 3Q before LSU came back for a 40-31 win a couple years ago. Troy is off a 52-35 upset loss to FIU in which they suffered a 4-1 TO deficit. SC gets the win but this will be closer than what many people think.
PHIL’S FORECASTSOUTH CAROLINA 34  TROY 20


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The Daily Feed // 10.28.10

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Since this game is always played right around Halloween, I think it would be cool if Carolina brought out the all black uniforms and Tennessee brought out the all orange uniforms every year. It would make for some cool hype around the game. What do you think?

Wade Payne – AP

Since this game is always played right around Halloween, I think it would be cool if Carolina brought out the all black uniforms and Tennessee brought out the all orange uniforms every year. It would make for some cool hype around the game. What do you think?

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The Daily Feed is running in its abbreviated version today. You know the drill.

 

FOOTBALL

This One’s Personal | The Rubber Chickens

Gamecocks Football Podcast: Talking Vandy Win & UT Vols Preview | Leftover Hot Dog

This week’s “Gamecocks Podcast” is centered on the South Carolina Gamecocks Football win againstVanderbilt and a preview of the Tennessee game this coming Saturday. We also talk about USC MVPs thus far, Kenny Miles in the futureand SEC East chances for USC. You know you want to listen.

Tennessee vs South Carolina | Saturday Down South

Tennessee travels to Columbia this weekend to take on Steve Spurrier and the South Carolina Gamecocks. With South Carolina still in the hunt for the Eastern title, this game could get interesting if Tennessee shows up. The Vols have to win a game soon, right?

SEC Power Poll, Week 8: Westerns | Team Speed Kills
The Gamecocks are still riding high at #4. Srsly?

Tennessee visits No. 17 South Carolina | KansasCity.com
KCS FTW!

Generating offense has proven to be problematic for Tennessee thus far, as the team is only averaging 21.4 ppg and 320.9 total ypg. The ground attack has been rather weak, accounting for just 121.3 ypg at a clip of 3.8 yards per carry. … Switching focus to South Carolina, it played without standout tailback Marcus Lattimore against Vanderbilt, but is expected to be back in action this weekend. Lattimore has rushed for 538 yards and 10 touchdowns to date, and the Gamecocks are averaging 29.6 ppg and 404.0 total ypg.

South Carolina Football: 5 Gamecocks Who Must Step Up Down the Stretch | Bleacher Report

This would be a very different article if it were about those who must continue to step up. You’d see the names of Marcus Lattimore, Brian Maddox, Tori Gurley, Alshon Jeffery, DeVonte Holloman, Ladi Adjiboy, and the incredibly underrated Devin Taylor..

Difficult to predict Lattimore’s return | The Post and Courier

Now I do not have any direct knowledge of the specific medical details of Lattimore’s injury, but I don’t think it is at all surprising that his status is uncertain.

A high ankle sprain involves not only the normal ligaments on the outside of the ankle but also the ligaments between the tibia and fibula above the ankle. This injury would likely keep Lattimore out 4 to 6 weeks.

Gamecocks Football: Wednesday Observations | Leftover Hot Dog

 

MEN’S SOCCER

Gamecock Men’s Soccer Battles Past FIU For 1-0 Victory | Gamecocks Online

The Gamecock men’s soccer team earned a 1-0 win over FIU in a crucial Conference USA contest at Stone Stadium on Wednesday night. With the win, South Carolina improves to 8-5-2 on the year, including a 3-2-1 mark in league play. FIU falls to 7-8-0, with a 1-5-0 C-USA record. Junior midfielder Stephen Morrissey scored the game winner for Carolina, his first goal of the season and the second of his career.


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The Daily Feed // 10.27.10

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"If you screw this up I'm not giving myself a game ball. Then how are you going to sleep at night?"

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Frederick Breedon – AP

“If you screw this up I’m not giving myself a game ball. Then how are you going to sleep at night?”

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MISCELLANEOUS

You might recall an article we linked to yesterday here at the The Daily Feed about South Carolina’s tradition of playing “Thus Spake Zarathustra.” Well, fan of the blog, Chuck B, wrote me to assuage my confusion over the title of that fine piece. Let it never be said that Garnet & Black Attack doesn’t appreciate user-generated content!

I emailed to chime in on the “Thus Spake Zarathustra” vs “Also Sprach Zarathustra” bit you posted. You are correct in that the English translation of that Strauss piece’s title is Thus Spake Zarathustra. Also Sprach Zarathustra is the original German title; the German word also is a linguistic false friend to the English word also – they appear to be the same, though they have decidedly different meanings. German and English contain many such false friends: consider the German word Billion, which translates to the English word trillion (the English billion being Milliarde in German). Another more entertaining false friend is Präservativ, which reads (and sounds, when pronounced aloud) like something your Grandmother would use to make jam but, in reality, refers to condoms.
 
Keep up the good work,
 
Derek Dooley

The Derek Dooley reference was a nice touch. So there you have it, folks. Thanks to Chuck B for taking a moment out of his day to make us all a little smarter.

 

FOOTBALL

Steve Spurrier Weekly Press Conference Quotes & Videos | Gamecocks Online
Not sure I like this. I’m sort of a covert on this issue. Gamecock Man has convinced me that we’re at our best when The HBC is calling the plays. Why mess with it? Of course, maybe Coach Elliot will finally make us commit to the run.

We had a bit of a community system working a little bit. I called a lot of them. I didn’t call all of them, but we have a system there where we’re all on the headset. It was a little different, but not a whole lot different. When we look for a run, Coach Elliott usually looks at what he thinks has the best chance and so forth. I think the coach who spends most of the time with the quarterback probably should be the play caller. G.A. (Mangus) was sort of the main guy there than the rest of us, which was a little different than we’ve been doing, but I like that because he talks to Stephen (Garcia) in between series.

Calling plays is what Steve Spurrier does | ESPN

But now, all of a sudden, with South Carolina poised to make history and the pathway to a first-ever SEC championship game wide open, Spurrier decides the play-calling duties will be more of a “community” effort.

I have to agree. Don’t screw with success (I use that term loosely).

Thoughts on Spurrier and play-calling | Spur of the Moment
Travis Haney chimes in.

Something tells me you might not even notice who’s calling plays with Lattimore in there. And, from what we were told, Lattimore will be a full go Saturday against Tennessee. He practiced Monday. Spurrier said he wasn’t sure whether Lattimore or Brian Maddox would start Saturday. I’d bet on the former. If he’s healthy, start and play him.

Marcus Lattimore expected back for South Carolina this week | USATODAY.com
Make it so.

Lattimore to return for Gamecocks | ESPN
I wouldn’t mind giving Maddox the symbolic start to make up for the Vanderbilt game. He deserves it.

There’s a chance that senior Brian Maddox may start against Tennessee after rushing for a career-high 146 yards last week, but Lattimore won’t have to wait long to get into the game.

Third Carolina lineman injures hand | TheTandD.com
Go go gadget tackling club!

After breaking a bone in his left hand Saturday, tackle Melvin Ingram became the third Gamecock this season to sport a cast and tape over a hand.

 

WOMEN’S SOCCER

Women’s Soccer Versus Florida On Friday | Gamecocks Online
Are you ready for South Carolina’s first SEC Championship of this academic year? If not, this video will prime you for it.

Brittiny Rhoades Picks Up National Honor | Gamecocks Online

South Carolina senior defender Brittiny Rhoades was chosen as one of 11 players selected to the Top Drawer Soccer national team of the week after her stellar three-point weekend that now has the Gamecocks within one victory if the team’s first SEC regular season championship. The honor marks the second time this season that the marquee defender has been named to the national team of the week.

 

MEN’S SOCCER

Men’s Soccer To Host FIU Wednesday | Gamecocks Online
We better win this one.

The University of South Carolina men’s soccer team (7-5-2, 2-2-1 C-USA) is set to host Conference USA rival FIU (7-7-0, 1-4-0 C-USA) on Wednesday at Stone Stadium. South Carolina enters the contest currently sixth in league standings with seven points, while FIU is currently eighth with three points. The top six teams from the league standings will advance to the C-USA Tournament in mid-November.


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