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    Gamecocks show now that they have an offense that can score points and gain yards against any team in the nation. Can the Gamecocks run up 700 yards on offense? Can they score 60 or more on the Zips? The defense which has been devastated with injuries is really keeping the Gamecocks from an 8-9 win season. Gamecocks should finish 7-5 along with a lower-tier bowl in hand. GO COCKS BEAT AKRON!!
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    What changes could Muschamp’s coaching staff see this offseason? November 28, 2018 South Carolina offensive coordinator Bryan McClendon has become a bit of a name in the coaching carousel rumor mill. In the past, Will Muschamp’s defensive coordinator, Travaris Robinson, was the subject of similar talk. So what does the head coach think of any potential shifts in his staff? “We’re on the verge of some really good things here,” Muschamp said. “Moving into the new operations facility, the Ken and Cyndi Long Operations Center, opens the first of January. We’re on the verge of some special things here. Our staff, I don’t anticipate any changes.” McClendon’s name was thrown out for a potential opening at East Carolina should Scottie Montgomery get fired. In his first year running the offense at South Carolina, McClendon helped lift the team from 85th in yards per play to No. 20 in the country. McClendon is also known as one of the top recruiters on the staff and has assembled a cadre of blue chip wide receivers, the position he works most closely with. Robinson was giving a raise last season, putting his salary at $1.2 million a year. Defensive coordinator Lance Thompson was rumored to be connected to the Oklahoma State defensive coordinator opening last season. USC has enjoyed relative stability on the coaching staff across Muschamp’s three seasons. Of the nine assistants who started with him, seven remain. The only changes were Shawn Elliott taking the Georgia State job and getting replaced by Eric Wolford, and Kurt Roper getting let go, which made room for McClendon to move up and Dan Werner to start working with quarterbacks. But for the moment, Muschamp sees things staying stable. “I know our guys are working extremely hard,” Muschamp said. “Excited about our future.”
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    South Carolina baseball unveils its full 2019 schedule October 24, 2018 South Carolina baseball released its 2019 schedule on Wednesday, with the Gamecocks’ slate including nine opponents who advanced to last season’s NCAA tournament. Mark Kingston’s second season at USC will begin on Feb. 15 with an opening weekend matchup against Liberty. In 2018, the Flames advanced to the semifinals of the Big South tournament, falling to eventual champion Campbell. The Gamecocks’ other nonconference weekend series will come against Valparasio, Utah Valley and the program’s annual rivalry series with Clemson, which will feature one game in Columbia, one in Clemson and a neutral-site contest in Greenville. Valparaiso and Utah Valley finished a combined 34-71 in 2018. Clemson was a national seed in the NCAA tournament but was upset by Vanderbilt, missing out on the Super Regionals. USC is slated to play in minor league stadiums four times in 2019 — twice at BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte, N.C., once at SRP Park in North Augusta, S.C. and once at Fluor Field in Greenville, S.C. Those two midweek contests in Charlotte will come against nationally prominent programs in North Carolina and North Carolina State. Other potentially challenging midweek contests include home games with North Carolina A&T, an NCAA tournament team in 2018, and Charlotte. Kingston’s conference slate features home series with Vanderbilt, Auburn and Texas A&M, all of whom earned berth’s in last year’s NCAA tourney, and two road trips to 2018 College World Series participants — Florida and Mississippi State. The Mississippi State series will be the last one of the regular season, with the SEC tournament in Hoover, Alabama, beginning just a few days later. SOUTH CAROLINA BASEBALL 2019 SCHEDULE Feb. 15-17 — Liberty Feb. 19 — Winthrop Feb. 20 — Presbyterian Feb. 22-24 — Utah Valley Feb. 26 — Appalachian State March 1 — Clemson March 2 — Clemson (Fluor Field, Greenville, S.C.) March 3 — at Clemson March 5 — The Citadel March 6 — Gardner-Webb March 8-10 — Valparasio March 12 — at The Citadel March 15-17 — Georgia March 19 — at Furman March 22-24 — at Tennessee March 26 — North Carolina A&T March 29-31 — Auburn April 2 — North Carolina State (BB&T Ballpark, Charlotte, N.C.) April 5-7 — at Alabama April 9 — Charlotte April 12-14 — at Florida April 16 — North Carolina (BB&T Ballpark, Charlotte, N.C.) April 19-21 — Texas A&M April 23 — Charleston Southern (SRP Park, North Augusta, S.C.) April 26-28 — at Missouri May 3-5 — Vanderbilt May 8 — Furman May 10-12 — Kentucky May 14 — USC Upstate May 16-18 — at Mississippi State May 21-26 — SEC tournament (Hoover, Ala.) *Home games are in bold, neutral-site games are in italics
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    Jake Bentley is worried about his short-term future with the South Carolina football team. The long-term stuff will be dealt with at a later date. On Tuesday, during his weekly sit-down with reporters, the junior quarterback was asked if he’d submitted paperwork to the NFL’s draft advisory board. "I'm just trying to beat Akron right now and see where we go for the bowl game. There's still a lot that I personally and we as a team have to accomplish,” Bentley said. A month ago, the question would have been received with eye rolls from more than a few armchair quarterbacks. Now, on the heels of his 510-yard, five touchdown performance against No. 2-ranked Clemson, it’s not so far fetched to think Bentley will have a significant decision to make within the next month or two. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- I definitely think Jake and the 2019 NFL Draft is more discussion worthy than most think. His play over the last several weeks has certainly bolstered that. I could end up being wrong, but I think there will be a brief period of uncertainty in early January as we wait for him to survey his options and make a decision. This year’s QB draft is not terribly deep and quite frankly Jake has delivered comparable play/outplayed several prospects on the board including Stidham, Lock, Finley, etc. He owes it to himself to see where exactly his elevated play would stack him amongst the 2019 field. Another factor to consider is his history of knee injuries and the scare he had this year...that could impact he and his family’s thinking. Personally, I don’t “think” he goes this spring, but I think it’s a more viable possibility than most detractors are willing to admit and many fans are willing to accept..
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    Not a bad looking Defense. But never know till the Gamecocks have anyone in the 2019 class signed and their are still a few top 4 and 5 prospects the Gamecocks are still could get commits from and sign in on the defense side. DE - Sterling / Blackshear DT - Kinlaw / Belk DE - Thomas / Pickens BUCK - Wonnum / Johnson MIKE - Brunson / Louis WILL - Jones / Staley SAM - Greene / Boykins CB - Horn / Cook CB - Mukuamu / Cook FS - Williams / Dickerson SS - Roderick / Harvey NB - Smith / Cook Obviously, The Gamecock Corner situation will clear up more when our recruiting class is finished because the players they sign to join Cam Smith are going to be asked to play next season. I imagine its also possible that Harvey moves back to Corner to make way for Gipson. Ibe will not be back next season.
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    Muschamp weekly news conference Notes/Quotes plus videos coach & selected players November 27, 2018 VIDEOS Muschamp weekly news conference Notes/Quotes plus videos coach & selected players GCF Staff Report November 27, 2018 VIDEOS BELOW Opening Statement "(We play) Akron here at Williams-Brice Stadium at noon (Saturday). It's the last home game for 20 seniors. Certainly, we need to send them out the right way and have our crowd out in full force to send these guys off right. There's a lot they've given to our program. I really appreciate them. (MORE)
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    Ranking South Carolina's 3 best bowl options November 26, 2018 SDS Following the loss to Clemson, and with this week’s game against Akron, it appears South Carolina is slated for a 7-5 finish. That puts the Gamecocks above the Birmingham and Independence bowls, but also outside of the Texas and Music City bowls, which appear to be in line for better SEC West teams. Same for the Outback Bowl, where South Carolina played last year, and also will likely prefer an SEC West team. There appears to be three main bowl destinations for South Carolina, which will head to the postseason for the third consecutive year under Will Muschamp: 3. Belk Bowl, Dec. 29, Charlotte The interesting proximity of the the Charlotte bowl is that it’s close enough to sell plenty of tickets. However, there are plenty of Gamecocks fans who are within a short drive, most under two hours, so that doesn’t lend itself to sales of a lot of hotel rooms. Though this would be the first time for South Carolina in this bowl, the Gamecocks have played multiple games in Charlotte in recent years, and it will open the 2019 season at Bank of America Stadium against North Carolina. While South Carolina played Miami in 2014, the Gamecocks have largely played a Big Ten opponent in most of their recent bowl matchups. An ACC opponent would be a welcome change. This also has a history of being a high-scoring bowl, with the winner in each of the past six meetings scoring at least 30 points, and three times they scored at least 48. This likely has the worst weather potential of any of the top three possible destinations, as rain, possibly freezing rain, is very possible, and the 40s is most likely. For perspective, the weather three years ago was “unseasonably warm” with highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s. 2. Gator Bowl, Dec. 31, Jacksonville, Fla. There’s just something about a Florida bowl that sounds better than the other options. The Gator Bowl is an older bowl, and simply has more history with SEC teams at the stadium, and in Jacksonville in general. Bowl games enjoy promoting any storylines they can, and with South Carolina’s history of playing in this game in 1987, as an independent with a loss to LSU, that would be a built-in talking point for the week. The program also made appearances in the game in 1984 and 1980, also losses, to Oklahoma State and Pitt. Being on New Year’s Eve, this game also has the added entertainment of a Cole Swindell post-game concert and a fireworks show. With temperatures expected to be in the 60s, this has by far the best chance for warm weather. 1. Liberty Bowl, Dec. 31, Memphis There is some history here as South Carolina beat Houston in Memphis in 2006, 44-36, and 56,103 were in attendance that year, which is a solid turnout given that it was Dec. 29, and not a classic destination for either program. The game was remembered for Blake Mitchell slinging passes to Kenny McKinley and Sidney Rice. Given the Big 12-SEC connection, and if South Carolina lands this, it’ll be pegged as a scoring bonanza, especially after QB Jake Bentley’s performance against Clemson. The over-under could be more than 70 points. This might have the best tourist options, between The Peabody Hotel, Elvis Presley’s Graceland, the National Civil Rights Museum, the Memphis Zoo and Beale Street, which is in the historic music and entertainment district. Not to mention Sun Studio, also known as “The Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ roll” in the 1950s. There’s also relatively new museums The Memphis Music Hall of Fame and the Blues Hall of Fame. Among the top barbecue restaurants are The Rendezvous, Central BBQ, The Bar-B-Q Shop, Tops BBQ, Corky’s and Payne’s BBQ. Most have a top-shelf variety of ribs, pulled pork or BBQ nachos. The weather here is likely to be a mixed bag as it could be sunny and in the 60s, but also be a drizzling rain in the 40s with sleet mixed in.
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    He has done excellent with the facilities part, but that's about it. Poor job with coaching searches has to rely on others outside of baseball. So to me, I give him a D for now.
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    The Gamecocks stand right now are in good shape to get to the Gator Bowl and the Gator Bowl wants a South Carolina vs Miami match up.
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    Thank you...I wish I would have found this site years ago....
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    GAMECOCK-GAMEDAY THREAD: ***South Carolina vs. Clemson *** November 23, 2018 South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Clemson Tigers South Carolina and Clemson football will face off in the Palmetto Bowl in Death Valley. Here’s what you need to know about the game: What time do the Gamecocks and Tigers play? Who: Clemson (11-0) vs. South Carolina (6-4) When: 7 p.m. Saturday Where: Clemson Memorial Stadium (81,500) Series history: Clemson leads the series 69–42–4. South Carolina has lost four in a row after winning five in a row. TV: ESPN (Steve Levy, play-by-play; Brian Griese, analysis; Todd McShay, sideline) Radio: USC on 107.5 FM in Columbia (Todd Ellis, play-by-play; Tommy Suggs, analysis; Langston Moore, sideline) ... See all the radio affiliates around the state here. ... Clemson on 93.1 FM in Columbia (Don Munson, Rodney Williams, Reggie Merriweather) ... See all the radio affiliates around the state here. Satellite radio: Sirius 119/XM 381 Line: Clemson by 26 1/2 Weather: Partly cloudy, with a low around 44. A 13 percent chance of rain. Around 50 degrees at kickoff, 47 at the end of the game. What’s at stake For South South Carolina, it’s a chance to finally get off the four-year snide and actually top a Clemson squad that is among the best in the country. It would also be the biggest win of the Will Muschamp era and an important step as he builds his program. The Tigers have the chance to finish an undefeated, untied regular season for the fourth time in school history. It would also bring them a step closer to the College Football Playoff, as they’re in the driver’s seat for a spot. Even if South Carolina loses, there would be value in just competing, as USC hasn’t been close in either of the past two games, notably the 56-7 game in 2016. .ms-contemp-main { border-style: none; } .ms-contemp-tl { font-weight: bold; color: black; border-left-style: none; border-right: 2.25pt solid white; border-top: 2.25pt solid white; border-bottom-style: none; } .ms-contemp-left { font-weight: normal; color: black; border-left-style: none; border-right: 2.25pt solid white; border-top: 2.25pt solid white; border-bottom-style: none; } .ms-contemp-top { font-weight: bold; color: black; border-left-style: none; border-right: 2.25pt solid white; border-top: 2.25pt solid white; border-bottom-style: none; } .ms-contemp-even { font-weight: normal; color: black; border-left-style: none; border-right: 2.25pt solid white; border-top: 2.25pt solid white; border-bottom-style: none; background-color: #CCCCCC; } .ms-contemp-odd { font-weight: normal; color: black; border-left-style: none; border-right: 2.25pt solid white; border-top: 2.25pt solid white; border-bottom-style: none; background-color: #F2F2F2; } The teams, by the numbers USC CLEM Points/Game 32.8 44.7 Opp. Points/Game 26.7 12.1 Yds. Rushing/Game 167.8 247.7 Opp. Yds Rush/Game 190.1 84.3 Yds. Pass/Game 262.0 272.7 Opp. Yds. Pass/Game 219.8 170.1 Avg. Yds./Game 429.8 520.5 Opp. Total Yds/Game 409.9 254.4 South Carolina players to watch 1. South Carolina quarterback Jake Bentley has been on a hot streak of late, and USC will need him at his best to have a chance. The Gamecocks will need to score in bunches, and the most big plays on this team come from the passing game. For the season, he has 2,244 yards, 19 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. 2. Wide receiver Deebo Samuel is South Carolina’s best big-play threat and probably its top talent overall. He hasn’t been consistent in delivering big plays, but he’ll need a few for USC to have a chance. He’s got 48 catches for 639 yards and six scores. 3. Freshman safety R.J. Roderick will be tested as he’s still new to the position, thrust into the starting lineup and at a spot where the depth has been obliterated. The former quarterback is next to Steven Montac, who has had tackling issues, with an injured freshman corner (Jaycee Horn) and another starting corner (Rashad Fenton) as backups. Clemson players to watch 1. Defensive tackle Christian Wilkins is not just the best player on Clemson’s defense, but the senior is also the heart and soul of the Tigers’ team. Wilkins will be highly motivated to finish off his career at Death Valley with a win against South Carolina, and he has been living in the opponent’s backfield this season. If the Tigers get a big lead don’t be surprised if Wilkins finally gets his shot to play a little quarterback as well. 2. South Carolina’s secondary is banged up and Clemson has plenty of talented receivers that will be going up against a young and inexperienced group. Sophomore Tee Higgins is the best of the bunch. The Tennessee native leads the Tigers with 43 catches for 624 yards and seven touchdowns in 2018. 3. The Gamecocks have struggled against the run this season, and now they must try to slow down one of the best backs in the nation in Travis Etienne. USC is No. 92 nationally in rushing yards allowed per game at 190.1, and the Gamecocks allowed 367 rushing yards in their last road game at Florida. Etienne has topped the 100-yard mark five times this season.He has 1,157 rushing yards, is averaging 6.2 yards per carry and has tied a school record with 17 rushing touchdowns. .ms-elegant-main { border: 2.25pt double black; background-color: white; } .ms-elegant-tl { font-family: small-caps; font-weight: normal; color: black; border-left-style: none; border-right: .75pt solid black; border-top-style: none; border-bottom: .75pt solid black; background-color: white; } .ms-elegant-left { font-weight: normal; color: black; border-left-style: none; border-right: .75pt solid black; border-top-style: none; border-bottom: .75pt solid black; background-color: white; } .ms-elegant-top { font-family: small-caps; font-weight: normal; color: black; border-left-style: none; border-right: .75pt solid black; border-top-style: none; border-bottom: .75pt solid black; background-color: white; } .ms-elegant-even { font-weight: normal; color: black; border-left-style: none; border-right: .75pt solid black; border-top-style: none; border-bottom: .75pt solid black; background-color: white; } .auto-style5 { font-weight: normal; color: black; border-left-style: none; border-right: .75pt solid black; border-top-style: none; border-bottom: .75pt solid black; background-color: white; font-size: small; } South Carolina depth chart OFFENSE DEFENSE Deebo Samuel (Josh Vann) WR D.J. Wonnum (Brad Johnson) DE Bryan Edwards (Chavis Dawkins) WR Javon Kinlaw (Rick Sandidge) DT Shi Smith (Randrecous Davis) WR Kobe Smith (J.J. Enagbare) DT Dylan Wonnum (Blake Camper) OL Keir Thomas (Shameik Blackshear) DE Zack Bailey (Eric Douglas) OG Sherrod Greene (Damani Staley) WLB Donell Stanley (Chandler Farrell) C T.J. Brunson (Rosendo Louis) MLB Sadarius Hutcherson (Jordan Rhodes) OG Daniel Fennell (Ernest Jones) SLB Dennis Daley (Malik Young) OT Keisean Nixon (Jaycee Horn) CB Jake Bentley (Michael Scarnecchia, Dakereon Joyner) QB Steven Montac (Jaycee Horn) S A.J. Turner OR Mon Denson OR Rico Dowdle OR Ty’Son Williams RB R.J. Roderick (Jaycee Horn) S Jacob August (Kyle Markway) TE Rashad Fenton (Israel Mukuamu) CB K.C. Crosby (Kiel Pollard) TE Jaycee Horn (Rashad Fenton) NICKEL Parker White (Alexander Woznick) PK Alexander Woznick (Parker White) KO Joseph Charlton (Michael Almond) P Ben Asbury (Matthew Smith) LS Deebo Samuel (A.J. Turner) KOR Bryan Edwards PR Danny Gordon (Michael Almond) H
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    Ok I am going all out...The Gamecocks will shock college football by defeating Clemson...Go Gamecocks!!!
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    All of us would want a win tomorrow ipoc, just unfortunately clemsux is still a better team that we are
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    Welcome to the community, enjoy your stay around
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    Thus is the same way I feel.The last few games the Gamecocks have played they can put points on the board but our defense has looked rather weak.The other teams put points on the board rather easily.I predict about 88% of the possessions the Tigers have they will score...I pray I am wrong...Naturally I want a win! I would love to see the Cocks go in there & whoop them...
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    Who’s responsible for Parker White’s turnaround? This former Gamecock kicking great November 22, 2018 THE STATE When most Gamecock fans remember Parker White’s freshman season, they recall a maddeningly inconsistent kicker who had plenty of leg but struggled mightily at times to put the ball through the uprights. All told, White made just four of 14 field goal attempts from 40 or more yards en route to a 56 percent make rate, 104th among 108 qualified kickers. But amid that trying season, there was a field goal attempt White can recall well — a 40-yard make early in the fourth quarter of South Carolina’s rivalry game with Clemson, a game USC lost 34-10. That kick was the start of a stretch, still ongoing, in which White has hit 16 of 19 field goal attempts, an 84.2 percent rate. In 2018 alone, his 86.7 percent rate ranks tied for 12th in the nation and tied for third in the SEC. “I remember Clemson was like a (40-yarder), and I didn’t make too many of those last year, so that was a big confidence booster,” White said. “And so ever since that kick I think I’ve been confident, and also the work I put in in the offseason has been really beneficial.” There have been several keys to White’s dramatic improvement — for one, coach Will Muschamp has only had him attempt three field goals of 40 or more yards, and he’s continued to hammer home chip shots. But even on those longer attempts, White’s make rate is up. Part of that is a more focused, simplified approach, he said. “It’s more or less going one kick at a time and really focusing on my job,” White said. “I think freshman year, a lot of times I maybe focused on what stadium we were in or what uniforms we were wearing, but this year I’ve kinda focused mainly on just being where my feet are and taking it one kick at a time.” Perhaps most key, however, has been White’s offseason work with another Gamecock kicking great — Ryan Succop, now with the NFL’s Tennessee Titans. Succop ranks third all-time in South Carolina program history in both field goals made and field goals attempted. “One of the main things is he taught me a pretty good warmup to do as far as stretching and a good routine with that,” White said. “But also like some technique things, some specifics like steps and those technical details. Obviously he’s a very talented kicker and one of the best in the league.” Succop currently ranks 11th in the NFL in field goals made this season and 15th in field goal percentage. He also ranks 11th among active kickers in field goals made and 54th in league history. Despite Succop’s schedule as a professional and the fact that he and White never came close to overlapping at USC, the two have still exchanged texts throughout the season, another boost for White in his bounce-back campaign. And though the two have yet to speak this week ahead of White facing off against the same team that sparked his turnaround, White does have an easy way of keeping up with Succop. “I see that he’s doing pretty well. I got him on my fantasy team,” White said.
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    Gamecocks, black helmets in years 1 and 2 against Clemson. Those didn’t go very well. But we seem to like black at night and are due to wear them again. I’m predicting: Helmet: Black Jersey: White Pants: Garnet
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