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Nation’s No. 1 JUCO linebacker has South Carolina, Georgia in top four

By Saturday Down South, 3 years 3 days ago
Greenwood High School has been quite a pipeline to the South Carolina Gamecocks’ football program in recent years. Davon Durant might be taking the long route to join the program, but there’s a decent chance that he’ll be there next year. Durant just told Scout.com that he has four leaders, and the Gamecocks and Georgia Bulldogs are two of them. Durant is rated the best junior...

SEC’s biggest contenders for the 2014 College Football Playoff

By Saturday Down South, 3 years 4 days ago
Playoffs?! We’re talking about playoffs?! Indeed we are, and 2014 turns a new page in college football history by ushering in the new four-team playoff, which will essentially be a beauty pageant for the selection committee. You thought there was uproar and speculation before the playoff. Just wait until the committee starts ranking the country’s top teams. RELATED: Under-the-radar College...

Lou Holtz says he plans to retire from ESPN after 2014 season

By Saturday Down South, 3 years 4 days ago
What will college football be without ESPN analyst Lou Holtz? We may soon find out. Holtz told 247Sports’ Notre Dame site that he’s leaving ESPN after the 2014 season, specifically to spend more time at home with his wife and work on his ole’ golf game. “I’d like to practice my golf a little more. I’ve been everywhere except to bed. I’ve spoken to everybody except my wife. Somebody said, ‘Do you...

PHOTOS: Several SEC first-round picks hit NFL rookie mini-camps

By Saturday Down South, 3 years 5 days ago
Several former SEC players hit rookie mini-camp this week and started earning their paychecks, although many have yet to agree upon and sign an actual deal. Among the notables that participated in rookie camp are Jadeveon Clowney and Johnny Manziel. The Giants cancelled rookie mini-camps; so, Odell Beckham isn’t pictured. The Dolphins and Chiefs don’t start mini-camp until this week, and Ja’...

2014 College Football Rankings: #9 South Carolina

By Athlon Sports, 3 years 5 days ago
South Carolina is coming off the best three-year stretch in school history, winning 33 games and recording three top-10 finishes in the final Associated Press poll. With the Gamecocks recruiting at a high level, combined with Spurrier’s coaching, this team will remain a factor in the SEC East title picture. Quarterback Connor Shaw is a big loss, but Dylan Thompson is a capable replacement...

Kelvin Rainey will transfer from South Carolina

By Saturday Down South, 3 years 1 week ago
Tight end/linebacker Kelvin Rainey isn’t currently with the South Carolina program and will transfer. According to his guardian, Rainey will transfer to JUCO and play linebacker. “He’s a big 6-foot-4 and 238 pounds, still runs great and hopefully in the right situation has many years of great football ahead of him,” Camp told the Post. “South Carolina is a great school...

Georgia or South Carolina: Who Wins the SEC East in 2014?

By Steven Lassan, 3 years 1 week ago
The SEC East is one of the toughest divisions to sort out this preseason. Georgia, South Carolina, Florida and Missouri each have a compelling case to be picked at No. 1 in the division.Georgia finished 8-5 in 2013, largely due to injuries and bad luck. The Bulldogs lost quarterback Aaron Murray late in the year to a torn ACL, and receiver Malcolm Mitchell suffered a torn ACL in the season...

Four-star Jalen Christian makes it official–he’s a Gamecock

By Saturday Down South, 3 years 1 week ago
Four-star cornerback/wide receiver Jalen Christian lives in Maryland and has some family ties to Virginia Tech–but none of that mattered in the end. Christian announced Thursday afternoon that he will be playing football at South Carolina in 2015. His other finalists were Kentucky, Maryland, Wisconsin and West Virginia. He said he’d prefer to play on offense next year and had 610...

Four-star athlete could be a Gamecock by day’s end

By Saturday Down South, 3 years 1 week ago
Jalen Christian is done with recruiting, and if the activity around his school in recent weeks is any indication, he’ll likely be playing in the SEC next year. While he’s the No. 3-ranked player in Maryland, it appears he’ll be leaving ACC country and coming to South Carolina. Christian is a do-everything style cornerback/wide receiver who runs the 40-yard dash around 4.5...

Nation’s No. 1 player for 2016 has Aggies, SEC hoping for his signature

By Saturday Down South, 3 years 1 week ago
EDITOR’S NOTE: Introducing O-line week at Saturday Down South. This week we’ll talk to some of the biggest offensive line recruits and commitments in the SEC, get their take on things … and we’ll rank ‘em. Gregory Little is part family man, part comedian and part No. 1 overall prospect in America in his class. He has a lot on his plate. He’s not your typical big-time national prospect. While...