Happy Friday, South Carolina fans. We were all taken by surprise to hear that quarterback Lorenzo Nunez was not going to start under center Saturday when the Gamecocks take on No. 7 LSU. Here is some other South Carolina news you might have missed.
- Perry Orth will start at QB for South Carolina. Orth started against UGA before getting relieved by Nunez, who, if healthy, should be available to play.
- LSU-South Carolina will be played on ESPN. After a change in venue and time, a TV channel was finally announced. The game, which will kick off at 3:30 ET in Baton Rouge, La., will be aired on ESPN.
- South Carolina releases pride video. After flooding devastated the Columbia, S.C., area, the South Carolina athletic department released an inspiring video featuring the community rallying around one another. It included an uplifting message for the Gamecocks community.
- NFL kicker, USC alum Ryan Succop delivers water for South Carolina. Succop, now a member of the Tennessee Titans, helped carry cases of water to Vanderbilt’s donation bus.
Other South Carolina news from around the Internet
- WSAV’s Shanay J. Campbell reports that fans support the decision to move the South Carolina-LSU game to Baton Rouge. Louisiana residents sympathize with those in South Carolina.
- The State’s Josh Kendall writes that moving the game to Baton Rouge has become a bigger storyline than Nunez not starting at quarterback. Orth gives the Gamecocks a different look than Nunez.
- The State’s Phil Kornblut details how losing a home game hurts South Carolina’s recruiting. South Carolina was expected to host defensive end Travez Moore, wide receiver Isaiah Graham (Bastrop, La.) linebacker Vosean Joseph (Miami) and wide receiver Dre Massey (Holmes Community College, Miss.) for official visits.
Best stories around the SEC
- Nick Saban hung out with 2 Live Crew’s Uncle Luke, hilarity ensued (Classic Saban)
- ESPN’s Brett McMurphy takes a shot at Butch Jones (Second-half collapse much?)
- Tennessee officials address Butch Jones rumors (Apparently, they’re not fans of message boards)
- SEC Coaches among highest paid in the country. (We think Derek Mason may be angry about this)
— Gamecock Athletics (@GamecocksOnline) October 8, 2015