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  1. Hello xsdzxssa42351, Welcome to Gamecock Fanatics. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. xsdzxssa42351 joined on the 08/23/2019. View Member
  2. Congrats to the Thompson family A year and a half ago, former South Carolina quarterback Dylan Thompson shared a story of personal tragedy when he and his wife Melanie lost an unborn child. On Thursday, he posted family news of an entirely different sort: He’s a new dad. Thompson tweeted pictures of his new daughter Mikaiah Rose with a series of photos.
  3. Muschamp's first weekly radio show injury report looks good among other topics August 22, 2019 Gamecocks’ head coach only mentioned three injured players on his first weekly radio show of the season. Muschamp had this to say on the injury front: 1 - J.T. we’re still working through the pec injury, He won’t practice this weekend, but I expect to get him back next week. It’s an injury he had at Rice. We’re working through that. 2 - Randrecous Davis had a little bit of an ankle. I think he’s going to fine. 3 - Keir Thomas is still working through some things with his ankle. Other than that we’re good to go.” More Muschamp news: Muschamp clarified something he said earlier about No. 3 quarterback Dakereon Joyner. He directly said Joyner has agreed to try to help the team in some non-quarterback roles this season, though he will still primarily be a passer. There’s nothing final with this. Shi Smith will be the second starter at kick returner with A.J. Turner. Bryan Edwards remains the top punt returner, backed up by Smith, and Josh Vann could be an option as well. Muschamp described punter Joseph Charlton as ‘killing it’ in camp Announced true freshman linebacker Jahmar Brown will play this season, dispelling any question if he’d redshirt. He was mentioned as a strongside linebacker. Muschamp said linebacker Ernest Jones, who broke into the starting lineup, took the biggest step forward in camp. Eric Douglas was the second name he mentioned there. Muschamp also ran through his offensive line, detailing where things are right now. He did not delve into who was leading the battle at right guard, where top utility lineman Eric Douglas is battling Jovaughn Gwyn, but later came back and said Douglas was part of the group of the top five linemen. LT -Sadarius Hutcherson (Jakai Moore) LG - Donell Stanley (Jordan Rhodes) C - Hank Manos (Donell Stanley, Vincent Murphy) RG - Eric Douglas (OR Jovaughn Gwyn) RT - Dylan Wonnum (Douglas)
  4. Hello Philip, Welcome to Gamecock Fanatics. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Philip joined on the 08/22/2019. View Member
  5. What the Gamecock coordinators are saying about North Carolina August 22, 2019 When the Gamecocks took the practice field Thursday, they were doing something they haven't done all preseason: preparing for an opponent. Fall camp is over and the Gamecocks began preparations for North Carolina Thursday, which will continue over the next nine days before kick off on Aug. 31. While players are just starting to learn the game plan, the coaching staff has been working on theirs for the last few weeks and putting together a plan to stop the Tar heels and true freshman starting quarterback Sam Howell. (VIEW ARTICLE) FREE RIVALS
  6. 2019 OAYP SEC Preview By Jim Johnson College football is here, folks. Florida and Miami will get us started this weekend, and then the season begins en masse the week after. So, having just about fully exhausted OAYP as an offseason resource, including the Top 100 Player Rankings, here’s everything else I could think to do with the formula before toe meets leather. Here you’ll find the metric’s full 2019 offensive, defensive, and overall projections, starting lineup scores, conference record predictions, position group rankings, and all-conference teams: (SouthernPigskin.com)
  7. DL Zacch Pickens is he game ready? August 22, 2019 Travaris Robinson raves about the “tremendous depth” the Gamecocks have this season on the defensive side, the highest-rated recruit under Muschamp has flown relatively under the radar through training camp. That is freshman defensive lineman Zacch Pickens, he entered camp absent from USC’s first depth chart, competing against six or seven more experienced players for a spot. (VIEW ARTICLE)
  8. DL Zacch Pickens is he game ready? August 22, 2019 Travaris Robinson raves about the “tremendous depth” the Gamecocks have this season on the defensive side, the highest-rated recruit under Muschamp has flown relatively under the radar through training camp. That is freshman defensive lineman Zacch Pickens, he entered camp absent from USC’s first depth chart, competing against six or seven more experienced players for a spot. But Robinson, the defensive coordinator, said that he has noticed a difference in Pickens from the spring when he battled injuries and had a so so Garnet and Black Game. Robinson said. "he is “more confident". That’s the most important thing. It’s hard to play defensive line as a freshman. Those guys are big, he’s always been bigger than everybody, so the technique wasn’t very important. But now he’s realizing that he can’t just overpower people. He’s gotta play with leverage, play with technique, he’s gotta work on that stuff,”. “You know how it is, it’s just the different things of him understanding what’s demanded of him. The effort, getting to the ball, pad level, stuff like that, and he’s doing a great job.” Defensive line coach John Scott Jr. has also noticed Pickens’ improvement in the mental side of the game from the spring. Where there has never been any question is Pickens’ physical readiness. At 6-foot-3, 300 pounds, he had the speed to play some running back in high school, and Scott noted earlier in the camp that he already has the body of a junior. That alone would make Pickens a threat to play right away, but Robinson said he is now “turning the corner” in his overall development and will be “a really good player for us.” That being said, he’s still a freshman, and rotations, where he’s paired with a veteran, have produced better on-field results in camp, Robinson said.“It helps when he’s got (senior Kobe Smith) next to him and he got (senior Javon Kinlaw), Robinson said. “He plays a lot better than when he got (redshirt freshman Tyreek Johnson) and all of them young guys next to him, and both of them looking at each other and don’t know what to tell each other. “We just gotta continue to work. Our guys got the right mindset right now and we feel really good with where they are.” So does that mean Gamecock fans can expect to see him Aug. 31 against North Carolina? In closing, Robinson said “Oh yeah, I imagine he’ll have a good opportunity to play,”
  9. Just in time for the start of the South Carolina football season, The State newspaper is starting a new podcast: The GoGamecocks Podcast. In this show, staff writers for The State will break down all the essentials that USC fans need to know to keep up with Carolina athletics in a quick, informative show that you can listen to in the length of an average commute. During football season, The GoGamecocks Podcast will release new shows twice a week, on Monday and Thursday, to preview and recap Saturday’s games. You can subscribe via Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, TuneIn and RadioPublic, with further support for Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and iHeartRadio coming soon. In this trailer/minipod, beat writers Greg Hadley and Ben Breiner introduce the show and briefly discuss the news out of South Carolina that freshman Ryan Hilinski has beaten out redshirt freshman Dakereon Joyner for the Gamecocks’ backup quarterback job and its potential impact.
  10. Will Muschamp talks starters and other notes August 22, 2019 Coach Muschamp talks one potential true freshman starter and hinted at another lineup choice as he spoke at the Columbia Touchdown Club on Today. Below is what he said: (VIEW ARTICLE)
  11. Will Muschamp talks starters and other notes August 22, 2019 Coach Muschamp talks one potential true freshman starter and hinted at another lineup choice as he spoke at the Columbia Touchdown Club on Today. Below is what he said: ▪ He expects true freshman Jammie Robinson will start at the nickel spot. Robinson has drawn strong reviews all camp after enrolling for the summer. ▪ Second-year linebacker Ernest Jones will start in the middle, with T.J Burnson moving to the weakside spot. ▪ Will Muschamp: said "Dakereon is still playing quarterback. He'll also help our team in other positions. He has handled everything in a first-class manner." ▪ Although he didn’t get specific, Muschamp said Bryan Edwards, Shi Smith, and Josh Vann had separated themselves as far as the wide receiver spot. Smith and Edwards had been returning starters, while OrTre Smith spent much of the offseason projected as the third guy after starting 10 games in 2017. Before the meeting, Muschamp had news to talk about. He said the tight end position has been stabilized despite the loss of Kiel Pollard. They expect Evan Hinson back soon after surgery, and Kyle Markway has shown well. Freshman KeShawn Toney drew praise, as did former offensive lineman Chandler Ferrell, who moved over this spring.
  12. Good Ideal I have a bunch of home run balls with the Gamecock players signed had a friend who would run the balls down collect then I would get the player to sign. Have to take a peek again to see who are the players. Time frame is when we just starting to win big under Tanner until the world series wins ended got a good collection Newspaper articles for each player who made the home runs to go along with the balls and sigs of the player.
  13. Ryan Hilinski, now only one snap away from being the Gamecock starter August 22, 2019 South Carolina football’s offense is Jake Bentley’s show for 2019 for now. But Ryan Hilinski’s show is in the wings just in case Jake falls short of expectations or an injury. (VIEW ARTICLE)
  14. Ryan Hilinski, now only one snap away from being the Gamecock starter August 22, 2019 South Carolina football’s offense is Jake Bentley’s show for 2019 for now. But Ryan Hilinski’s show is in the wings just in case Jake falls short of expectations or an injury The true freshman from California topped Dakereon Joyner for the backup job behind Bentley. An early enrollee, Hilinski showed the staff enough to earn that privileged spot, which comes with more practice reps and a more central role in the gameplan. Plus the added burden of preparation, approaching it as a starter would. “A lot of stuff helps once you get into a game plan scenario,” offensive coordinator Bryan McClendon said. “So I mean, the playbook shrinks down, with the plays that you run and him understanding defenses and all that other stuff. So we feel like he will do a good job at that.” Not that the staff can ever really know. “He’s never been put in that position since he’s been in college before,” McClendon said. “So it’s kind of premature to say, you know, I would be 100% confident in the guy. But I do think I have 100% confidence that he’ll go in there and live up to those expectations.” The explanation for why Hilinski won the job came down to just doing what was asked. That answer mirrored what quarterbacks coach Dan Werner explained he wanted from a QB. The staff thinks it has good play-makers, so all a QB is asked to do is run the offense, get the ball to him and let them do their thing. Bentley said he spoke to both Joyner and Hilinski, sharing what they think and how they feel. “Everything is great going forward,” Bentley said. And the veteran saw growth from spring to summer that ultimately allowed the freshman to take the job. “He’s learned a lot,” Bentley said. “I think that’s a good way to put it. He’s faced a lot more situations this camp, you know, considering the depth we’ve had on defense and the number of looks available to give with that garnet group. He’s learned a lot and I think he’s got a lot better.” Hilinski came to Columbia as the No. 64 player in the country in his high school class. He threw for more than 6,400 yards his last two years in high school, leading a team devastated by injuries against a brutal schedule as a senior. He earned a spot in the Elite 11 and showed well in the All-American Bowl. He’s turned down offers from teams such as Stanford, Southern Cal, LSU and Ohio State. Before he came to college, he said he expected to redshirt if Bentley didn’t go pro, but later said he’d put the decision in the hands of coaches. Now he’s got the No. 2 spot he battled for across eight months, but McClendon said Hilinski wasn’t just set to rest on his laurels. “(He is) just ready to work, obviously,” McClendon said. “It’s not a finished role. “This is definitely nothing to sit there and be happy about and start having a parade about. It’s time to make sure that we go get to work.”
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