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A Gamecocks legend
“To know Marcus Lattimore is to know one of the most well-liked people in South Carolina,” writes Jones. “He was the state’s top player and nation’s top running back who stayed in-state for college and played three hard-fought, heartbreaking seasons without any off-field controversy.”
Do yourself a favor and check out the piece: Marcus Lattimore is coaching mere miles from the site of his gruesome career-ending injury
SEC Media Days reminder
The South Carolina contingent (Will Muschamp, QB Jake Bentley, TE Hayden Hurst and WR Deebo Samuel) steps up to the podium at SEC Media Days on Thursday.
Wanted: Pass rush
With the 2016 team leader in sacks Darius English graduating, the Gamecocks are counting on an inexperienced, but promising group to get after the quarterback this season.
SEC Country’s Hale McGranahan has an in-depth look at the defensive line depth chart and projects who might step up this fall.
Gamecocks in CB’s top 4
Three-star CB Steven Gilmore Jr. unveiled his top 4 schools on Wednesday, with the Gamecocks making the cut, along with Georgia, Louisville and North Carolina.
Gilmore is the younger brother of former South Carolina standout and current New England Patriots CB Stephon Gilmore.
In-state QB talks Gamecocks
Only a rising sophomore, Myrtle Beach (S.C.) High School’s Luke Doty has already caught the eye of major college programs, with offers from Charlotte, Coastal Carolina and North Carolina.
South Carolina hosted the talented athlete, who plays both quarterback and wide receiver, for camp in June.
“Basically, what they said is they want to offer, but they just need to see me play at the varsity level,” Doty said of the Gamecocks’ pursuit. “What we kind of talked about when we were up there last was whether I can be offered as an athlete or just as a quarterback and whether that would affect me in recruiting.
The champs are here
The national champion Lady Gamecocks arrived in style to the ESPYs on Wednesday night in Los Angeles. The team was one of the nominees for the Best Team award, ultimately losing out to the Golden State Warriors.
— A'ja Wilson (@_ajawilson22) July 12, 2017
Former Gamecocks TE wins ESPY
Former South Carolina TE Jared Cook took home the ESPY for Best Play for his incredible catch in the Green Bay Packers’ Divisional Round playoff win over the Dallas Cowboys. Cook’s sideline snag set up the game-winning field goal.
Praise for new baseball coach
Kendall Rogers of D1Baseball.com is a fan of new South Carolina head baseball coach Mark Kingston’s hires – especially his latest move to bring in Houston’s Trip Couch as Director of Player Personnel.
— Kendall Rogers (@KendallRogersD1) July 13, 2017
LB Bryson Allen-Williams has quickly become my favorite player to follow on Twitter.
— Bryson Allen-Wms (@B_Quatro4) July 12, 2017