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  1. Gamecocks men's basketball has schedule change due to COVID-19 11/25/2020 At the start of the 2020-2021 college basketball season, we have already seen plenty of scheduling adjustments as teams battle COVID-19 issues. Another team was added to that list, as South Carolina announced it will not be able to play the exhibition game against Coker that was scheduled to happen Wednesday night. Luckily for the Gamecocks, the issue was not within their own roster. Because of Coker’s inability to return COVID-19 tests in time, South Carolina basketball will take the floor for the first time this season on Saturday against Liberty in Kansas City. It’s a frustrating situation for Gamecock fans that were looking forward to seeing their team in action on Wednesday, but it could certainly be worse as other teams around the country battle more serious COVID-19 issues.
  2. Report: South Carolina to spend Thanksgiving interviewing third head coaching candidate 11/25/2020 The South Carolina Gamecocks are in the midst of a coaching search after firing coach Will Muschamp a couple of weeks ago. According to reports, Coastal Carolina’s Jamey Chadwell and Louisiana’s Billy Napier have interviewed for the position, and a third interview is coming tomorrow. Per ESPN’s Chris Low, Oklahoma OC Shane Beamer will spend his Thanksgiving interviewing for the Gamecocks’ job. Beamer was an assistant under Steve Spurrier at South Carolina from 2007 to 2010, so he’s familiar with the area and the program. Oklahoma’s game this week was postponed due to COVID-19 issues. Making things more difficult during this search is that South Carolina president Bob Caslen announced on Wednesday that he had tested positive for COVID-19. We’ll see what happens with the search moving forward.
  3. Decommit number 6 , 4-star 2021 OLB flips to Georgia Tech 11/25/2020 The South Carolina Gamecocks have lost a ton of talent from their 2021 recruiting class since firing coach Will Muschamp. Now, they’ve suffered their sixth decommitment since the coaching change was made, and this one hurts, as it was the highest-rated remaining player in their class. As you can see below, 4-star OLB Trenilyas Tatum out of Georgia announced via Twitter that he was decommitting from South Carolina and flipping to Georgia Tech:
  4. Have not heard anymore and with season starting I do not see that option open .
  5. Looking for good things from Doty at QB. Never will understand Hill being number 1. When I found out saw all this happening. Again Champ should have been fired last year if not earlier.
  6. Freshman QB Luke Doty’s shines in his debut as Gamecocks fall to Missouri November 21,2020 Too little Luke, too little time. South Carolina made a long-awaited quarterback change on Saturday, but the emergence of freshman Luke Doty fell just short of lifting the Gamecocks past Missouri. USC lost, 17-10, after trailing 17-0 at halftime, a second-half comeback denied when Doty was intercepted by Devin Nicholson with just under a minute to play. The Tigers (3-3) rolled to their lead against a Gamecocks squad that couldn’t move the ball or stop Missouri from doing the same, and while Doty replaced struggling starter Collin Hill to start the second half, he couldn’t patch all of the many holes in USC’s ragged roster. “It’s a bottom-line business and we didn’t get the W tonight,” interim head coach Mike Bobo said. “I want to say one thing — I’m proud of that team out there tonight. There was no quit.” Doty completed 14 of 23 passes for 130 yards and an interception, while leading the team with 59 rushing yards on 11 carries. Under his direction, the Gamecocks had 215 yards of offense after a mere 68 in the first. Bobo dropped his first game in relief of the fired Will Muschamp and the Gamecocks (2-6) dropped their last chance at a .500 season. USC wasn’t expected to win, especially after losing ace receiver Shi Smith to injury less than three minutes into the game, and while Doty moved the ball, he couldn’t get the Gamecocks in position for enough points. Smith was alert in the locker room after the game, Bobo said, but it was too soon to tell what his prognosis is for next week. As for Doty potentially starting next week, Bobo said he’d have to evaluate his performance Saturday and looking at the next defense, but Doty certainly didn’t hurt his chances. It wound up being another question for Bobo to consider as he prepares for his likely final two games as USC’s head coach. Go back to Hill, who he stuck with despite having no ability to escape a blitz and consistently over- or under-throwing his receivers? Or get behind Doty, who did well but also spawned the question, “If that’s what he could do, why didn’t he play sooner?” What went right There were hardly any growing pains for Doty, who ran out of blitzes, completed most of his passes and generally gave a reason to hope. He also won hearts by absorbing several hard hits and popping back up. The defense had a severe adjustment in the second half, keeping Missouri off the scoreboard. The Tigers punted on every second-half possession until the final interception. The crowd showed up, and didn’t boo, except when the scoreboard listed Gamecocks in the NFL and many voiced their displeasure at certain players who criticized USC’s fan base this week. Mitch Jeter blasted the opening kickoff of the second half through the end zone. Touchbacks have been a problem for the freshman this year. What went wrong Once Smith went down, the Gamecocks’ offense went with him. The Tigers loaded the box and waited for Harris to come to them, and mixed blitzes in on Hill. Harris, who came into the game with an outside shot of breaking 1,000 rushing yards for the season, mustered 58. As he’s been all season, Hill was knocked out of rhythm by the pressure and when he did avoid it, his other enemy showed up. He was 6 of 10 for 39 yards. USC had two more crucial dropped passes.
  7. BOX SCORE 17 Missouri 3-3 10 South Carolina 2-6 Score By Quarters Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F Missouri 7 10 0 0 17 South Carolina 0 0 3 7 10 Game Recap: Football | 11/22/2020 1:07:00 AM Missouri, Bazelak Start Fast to Beat South Carolina 17-10 Story Links STATISTICS (PDF)/POSTGAME NOTES (PD/POSTGAME QUOTES (PDF)/PHOTO GALLERY Next Game: Georgia 11/28/2020 | 7:30 p.m. COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Missouri coach Eli Drinkwitz was proud his team wouldn't let the obstacles they've faced this season keep them from success. And he happily congratulated them, COVID-19 worries and all, after the Tigers' 17-10 victory over South Carolina on Saturday night. "Can you grab me hand sanitizer? I've been touching a lot of players," he said. Coronavirus has severely impacted the Tigers this year: they had just 52 scholarship players available this week and defensive coordinator Ryan Walters remained at home because of contact tracing concerns. Still, Missouri and quarterback Connor Bazelak opened a 17-0 lead in the first half and defense held on to defeat the Gamecocks 17-10 on Saturday night. The Tigers hadn't played since Oct. 31 because of a bye week and a postponement of their game last week with Georgia. Drinkwitz wasn't sure he'd get this one either with his dwindling roster. "That's a (Division) I-AA roster right now," Drinkwitz said. Instead, they played like a winning SEC team as Bazelak threw for 203 yards and a touchdown and the defense, under substitute coordinator David Gibbs, choked off the Gaemcocks when it mattered most. "I'm really excited we got the win and (the defense) really took us home," Bazelak said. Larry Rountree III rushed for a score and became the Tigers all-time time rushing leader among running backs for the Tigers (3-3 Southeastern Conference). It was the fourth straight loss for South Carolina (2-6), which fired coach Will Muschamp last Sunday and took a half to get itself going. Bazelak and the Missouri offense weren't crisp. Then again, they didn't have to be as the Tigers opened up a 17-0 lead by halftime and kept the Gamecocks off balance much of the way. South Carolina managed just 68 yards and five first downs in the opening half, punting five times and failing to convert a fourth down in six series before halftime. The Tigers essentially put the game out of reach on Bezelak's pretty 20-yard TD throw to Tauskie Dove midway through the opening quarter. Rountree's 1-yard burst made it 14-0 and Missouri ended the half with Harrison Mevis' 20-yard field goal to head to the locker room up 17-0. Rountree finished with 58 yards, giving the senior 3,238 for his career and moving him past Zack Abrom who played from 2000-03. Only quarterback Brad Smith is ahead of Rountree's school career rushing total with 4,289 yards. South Carolina freshman quarterback Luke Doty provided a second-half spark in place of season-long starter Collin Hill, rallying the team to within a touchdown after Deshaun Fenwick's 1-yard TD run made it 17-10. The Gamecocks had one last drive, but Doty was intercepted by Devin Nicholson and Missouri held on for the win. Still, South Carolina linebacker Ernest Jones the team dedicated the game to Muschamp and didn't give in when Missouri started fast. "Nobody on this team quit tonight," Jones said. Mike Bobo, the first-year offensive coordinator elevated to interim coach, talked this week of settling nerves and restoring effort for a fragile group of players. But during the week, several players opted out of the season including starting cornerbacks — and likely NFL draft picks — Jaycee Horn and Israel Mukuamu. In addition, Bobo said two defensive line starters in Aaron Sterling and Brad Johnson were lost for the year with injuries. That opened things up for the Tigers and Bezelak, who completed 13 of 21 passes for 140 yards the first 30 minutes. GAME CHANGER South Carolina scored 10 second half points and had the ball on its 1-yard line with 2:37 left. The offense drove to its 36 before an interception with 53 seconds left gave the Tigers the seven-point win. KEY STAT 189 – Freshman Luke Doty combined for 189 yards (130 passing, 59 rushing) as he had a couple plays in the first half, then play all of the second half on offense. UP NEXT Carolina close out its home schedule next Saturday (Nov. 28) with a 7:30 p.m. kickoff against Georgia. The game will be televised on SEC Network.
  8. (Coaching search for November 22nd) We spit out some late Saturday information for you. Ray Tanner has wrapped up his first week of the search and we’re told he was able to talk by phone with some of the top candidates he’s considering. He has not yet had any in person meetings with candidates but those are expected to start next week. According to sources, Tanner has had the chance to talk with Oklahoma assistant head coach Shane Beamer, Louisiana head coach Bill Napier, Coastal Carolina coach Jamey Caldwell, Louisville coach Scott Satterfield, Army coach Jeff Monken, and Liberty coach Hugh Freeze. We’re not expecting Monken and Freeze to be major players moving forward. Monken was hired at Army by current USC president Rob Caslen, so it’s reasonable that Tanner would want to satisfy his boss by talking with him. And as we’ve said before about Freeze, some board members want to see him more involved but his past NCAA and off the field issues at Ole Miss remain a non-starter. The other four look like pretty solid candidates at this point. I would imagine the calls this week were get-to-know-you conversations and gave Tanner a chance to get a read on each candidate’s interest. Our sources continue to indicate that Beamer, who is seeking his first head coaching position, is as interested in the Gamecock job as a candidate can be. Having been born in Charleston and having coached for the Gamecocks, Beamer has told people close to him that the USC position is his dream job. From what sources have told us, Beamer remains in strong position for the job, maybe the frontrunner at this point. We’re hearing Napier, who has been mentioned prominently from the start of the search, may not be as strong a candidate as he once was. Earlier this week Vegas listed him as the 3/1 betting favorite. Satterfield, of course, is highly regarded for what he did at Appalachian State and in 2019 at Louisville. His team has struggled this season though it did have a big win over Syracuse Friday night. Caldwell is the wildcard. His team is 8-0 after beating Appalachian State Saturday and likely to climb higher in the polls Sunday. He has been a winner at every stop of his coaching career but his lack of high level FBS coaching experience might work against him. Until Coastal moved up to FBS two years ago, Chadwell had never coached above the FCS level.
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  10. Available links for Missouri @ South Carolina Link: Sportsurge
  11. Gamecocks suffer first public defection from recruiting class 11/21/2020 The first 2021 USC football commitment to announce a decommitment after the firing of Will Muschamp as head coach is the most recent addition to the class. WR Rodarius Thomas (6-3 194) of Eufaula, AL announced the withdrawal of his pledge from the Gamecocks in a tweet on Friday afternoon. At the time he committed, Thomas also had offers from Coastal Carolina, Western Kentucky, Austin Peay, Missouri State, North Alabama, South Alabama, Tennessee Tech and Tennessee State. Thomas committed to the Gamecocks on October 8th. When he made the pledge, he said he was excited to get an SEC offer and he saw an opportunity to play early with the Gameoccks. “The only good receiver that I’ve seen is #13 (Shi Smith), he is a dog,” Thomas said. “The other positions, I would be great. I can see myself there right now. I wish I could play with #13.” With the decommitment by Thomas, the Gamecocks now have 19 spots taken in the 2021 recruiting class.
  12. (Gamecocks searching update for November 21st) Following up on our information from Thursday night, source information leads us to believe there was conversation Friday between Ray Tanner and Billy Napier. We have not pinned down if that conversation was in person, virtually or over the phone. Napier has an unplanned off weekend with his team sidelined with Covid-19 issues. We also confirmed Friday through a source Oklahoma assistant head coach Shane Beamer has had a couple of conversations with the third party representing USC. It’s likely Beamer and Tanner will have conversations next week. The source said Beamer is highly interested in the USC job, partially because he considers himself a native of the state having been born in Charleston, and partially because of his previous time at USC in the Steve Spurrier staff. The source said Beamer has called the job his “dream job.” At this point, Napier and Beamer appear to be the first two candidates in line for conversations with Tanner. According to a source, one concern that has been brought up by at least one candidate is Tanners’ security at USC. Tanner has come under fire and the coach has concerns about being hired by Tanner but then having to work under a different boss at some point.

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