Happy Thursday, South Carolina fans. Gamecocks interim coach Shawn Elliott met with the media Wednesday on the SEC coaches teleconference, but instead of focusing on Saturday’s tilt with Florida, he reflected on his chance to be a head coach.
Here are four things to know:
- Shawn Elliott has put his stamp on South Carolina. The interim coach believes the team’s attitude, heart and fight stem from his personality.
- The South Carolina offense has improved because of coaching stability. G.A. Mangus has taken over as the Gamecocks’ lead play caller, which has improved communication between players and coaches.
- South Carolina will wear all-black uniforms against Florida Saturday. The last time the Gamecocks wore this uniform combination, they beat Vanderbilt.
- South Carolina wide receiver D.J. Nea is questionable against Florida with a sciatic nerve issue. Neal was forced out of last week’s game at Tennessee after falling in the end zone late.
Other South Carolina news from around the Internet
- The Post and Courier’s David Caraviello writes South Carolina’s season-ending homestand is critical to Gamecocks’ recruiting efforts. Recruiting coordinator Steve Spurrier Jr. estimates 100 prospects will be attending this Saturday’s Florida game.
- ESPN.com’s Darren Rovell writes that Leonard Fournette’s game-worn jersey against South Carolina sold for $101,000. Fournette’s jersey was sold along with helmets signed by LSU’s Les Miles and Steve Spurrier to raise money for flood victims in the Columbia, S.C. area.