Happy Monday, South Carolina fans. Coming off a fourth consecutive SEC loss, South Carolina received a bit of good news heading into Vanderbilt week as Connor Mitch will return to practice on Tuesday. Here’s some other news you may have missed.
- South Carolina QB Connor Mitch could return against Vanderbilt. Mitch suffered a sprained shoulder in the Gamecocks’ second game of the season.
- Steve Spurrier explains why RB Brandon Wilds didn’t play against LSU. The decision was Wilds’ to make, the Head Ball Coach said.
- Former South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore shows appreciation for Leonard Fournette. LSU’s running back said he’d auction his jersey off to benefit those affected by the flooding in South Carolina.
- South Carolina report card: Good, but not good enough. Gamecocks had a few bright spots, but an overall mediocre performancet against LSU.
Other South Carolina news from around the Internet
- CBS Sports’ Robert Kelly writes that the NCAA will allow Fournette to auction off his jersey and donate those profits to the victims of the South Carolina floods. There was some concern that the move would violate NCAA rules.
- The Post And Courier’s David Caraviello writes that the first half of South Carolina’s season marks a new low for Spurrier’s squad. Gamecocks are 2-4 and winless in SEC play for the first time since 1999. Spurrier has never been 0-4 against the SEC before this year.
- The State’s Dwayne McLemore reports that South Carolina freshman Shameik Blackshear is regretting his decision to join the Gamecocks. Blackshear took to Twitter to express discontent about his current situation.
Best stories around the SEC
- SEC Haters: “The SEC East is so bad” (Even Florida?)
- AP Poll released: 4 SEC teams in top 10. (LSU takes top spot among SEC teams)
- Best quotes from around the SEC: “My heart… just shattered” (Fournette again leads the way)
Spurrier on working Mitch back in: "We’ll see how healthy he is, and how ready he is to go."
— David Cloninger (@DCTheState) October 11, 2015