Happy Thursday, South Carolina fans. We’re only two days away from game day and the first game of the Shawn Elliott era in Columbia, S.C. The interim head coach spoke about putting his touches on the Gamecocks this week.
Here are four things to know:
- Shawn Elliott names Perry Orth starting QB against Vanderbilt. This will be Orth’s second consecutive start and third of the season.
- Steve Spurrier will appear on “College Gameday” this Saturday. It’s true — Spurrier and Lee Corso will be on the same set, alas.
- In need of a change, South Carolina turned to music. Apparently, Soulja Boy injected some energy into the Gamecocks practice.
- Shawn Elliott: Ralph Webb is one of the best RBs in the SEC. South Carolina struggled to slow down LSU’s Leonard Fournette and UGA’s Nick Chubb, and again face a challenge in Webb.
Other South Carolina news from around the Internet
- PalmettoState.com’s Phil Kornblut writes South Carolina defensive line commit Darius Whitfield is excited for his SEC opportunity. Whitfield was unfazed by Steve Spurrier’s recent resignation.
- FOXSports.com’s Stewart Mandel writes about Spurrier’s contributions to college football. Between winning four consecutive SEC titles at Florida and creating the Fun’N’Gun offense, Spurrier changed the sport.
- The Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Charean Williams reports Dallas Cowboys assistant Rich Bisaccia could have interest in the South Carolina coaching vacancy. Bisaccia coached at South Carolina for six years and said he has aspirations to be a head coach one day.
Best stories around the SEC
- Crucial four-game stretch looms for Kentucky. (Are the Wildcats doomed for a second-half collapse?)
- Les Miles ready to play “bad guy” to stop Leonard Fournette media frenzy. (Does that the media the hero?)
- Spurrier’s SEC rivals should thank him. (Spurrier was offensive, both on and off the field, and we dig it)
Connor Mitch will be "available" and Lorenzo Nunez will be "game time" decision but Perry Orth still starting, HC Shawn Elliott says.
— Josh Kendall (@JoshatTheState) October 14, 2015