Welcome to Thursday, Bulldog Fans! Not much has changed, especially in the South Carolina Gamecock Department of Unwarranted Optimism. They are very pleased with their opening weekend beatdown of
in-conference annual rival former spin-off Coastal Carolina. They are seeing signs that the offense is clicking and recruiting is apparently closing the gap on their SEC East brethren. I’m not sure who is responsible for these improvements, but I salute their faithful with the secondary and lesser-known, but still relevant, USC hype song:
On to news of actual consequence:
Seth Emerson is reporting on the injury front. Since it’s behind The Wall, he tweets that Jonathan Ledbetter has a cast on his right ankle, Tyrique McGhee is still a question mark, and Luke Ford might be seeing plenty of I-20.
But there is some good news, as the good people at the Red and Black report about a returning offensive star.
Over in the Palmetto State, the Gamecocks have apparently been working on a new motto. The article is fairly balanced in it’s review of recent history.
And someone strong, good-looking, and above average recently opined that the USCe secondary will remain short. Seems they just got back a 6’1” DB who has recently been cleared to return to the team.
Most of you have seen Jeff Sentell’s breakdown of offensive line recruiting, but just in cast you haven’t...
Also over at the AJC/Dawgnation, Chip Towers went looking for SC beat writers and found a Dawg. Well, at least a Grady School Dawg.
Country mouse comes to Big Media. Not exactly Aesop’s Fables, but I have to believe these are the most words spoken in public since National Signing Day. Big Country done good y’all.
Everyone needs to see this. Stripping back everything else is a healthy thing sometimes.
Is running the smart thing to do? Are women smarter than men? My wife would agree with both.
For both of you waiting on golf updates (thanks, Mom), based on finishes accumulated through the year, 5 of the top 70 professional golfers on the world’s toughest stage are Georgia Bulldogs. The PGA Tour plays the penultimate tourney of the year, only the top 70 are invited, and Kevin Kisner, Brian Harman, Keith Mitchell (rookie), Chris Kirk, and Bubba Watson qualified. ‘Nuff said. The current crop of undergrads have started their year pretty good too.
In other BTH news**, Volleyball goes to Colorado (stay away from edibles), Cross Country hosts it’s own dang thing, and Soccer tries to own everyone against Georgia State. Tennis competes in the Southern Intercollegiates, ‘Tween The Magills (aka Dan Magill Tennis Complex). If you don’t know tennis, just know this is a big deal.
That’s all the news that’s fit to link. We’ll be back later with more content and your favorite ramp ups to Game Day. And as always...
**We miss you too, Mr. Sanchez.