Clemson's only official visit over the weekend was with the only running back target the Tigers are actively pursuing at this point after Cordarrion Richardson decommitted last month. Travis Etienne Jr. of Jennings, LA got his first close up look at the Tigers' program. Clemson only recently started recruiting Etienne who is a former Texas A&M commitment and made up a lot of ground with him with the visit. "It was a good visit, it went good" said Travis Etienne Sr. "They've got a good coaching staff around here. The blow away was … [Read More...]
DB Mike Hughes of Garden City JC, KS made his official visit to USC over the weekend. Hughes, a former North Carolina cornerback and a native of New Bern, NC, did not commit but said the visit pushed the Gamecocks even deeper into the mix with him. "It was pretty good, I enjoyed myself, I have some serious thinking to do about where I want to be and just taking it one day at a time right now," Hughes said. "He (Will Muschamp) emphasized how much I would make a difference on the team being the dynamic player that I am and all the areas I … [Read More...]
Lewisville DL Josh Belk was among a handful of juniors to visit USC Saturday. Belk has been to USC several times and this time he got a look at what USC is about to build, a new football operations center adjacent to the indoor practice facility. "I see that they are more on the come up and I didn't know about the new facility that they are building," Belk said. "The new facility they are building, they showed me that. I like the academics and how they got it set up for the tutoring and study hall. They offer a bunch of help if you need … [Read More...]
University of South Carolina Athletic Director Ray Tanner stopped by SportsTalk on his way back from the NCAA Convention in Memphis. Tanner said he's excited that players will now get a 21-day rest period in the off season to relax and enjoy the student experience at their schools USC did well at the Birmingham Bowl where Tanner said the school came in just under the cap for expenditures and just about broke even on the trip. In addition to those updates Tanner comments on the successes of the men and women's basketball teams as well as the … [Read More...]
This weekend in South Carolina there is no "root-root-root for the home team" for the NFL Conference Championships. Heck most folks are still trying to forget the Super Bowl aspirations the Panthers had 17 weeks ago. But with the Panthers out of the postseason and no NFL team in the state, South Carolinaians can root for the teams that feature former state college stars. Check out the players with South Carolina ties. Atlanta Falcons- 3 players Vic Beasley Jr., Clemson; Grady Jarrett, Clemson and Patrick DiMarco, USC Atlanta … [Read More...]
USC linebackers coach Coleman Hutzler is scheduled to see DE Brad Johnson of Pendleton Friday and Gamecock head coach Will Muschamp is due in for his in-home visit next week. The Gamecock coaches, who at one time appeared to have Johnson on cruise control towards a commitment, now find themselves in a tense battle with Virginia Tech. Johnson has taken his official visits to both schools and Wednesday Hokies head coach Justin Fuente and two assistants made the in-home visit. "Had a real good in home visit and they'll be back on campus … [Read More...]
The drama surrounding the Signing Day plans of USC commitment DB Hamsah Nasirildeen of Concord, NC is not over because Florida State won't take no for an answer, assuming the Seminoles have been given one. The Seminoles continued their pursuit of Nasirildeen this week with another visit from recruiter Jay Graham, a former Concord start running back. "He still remains committed to South Carolina but there are people who are actively pursuing him," said Concord coach Glenn Padgett. "Florida State has remained very active in recruiting him … [Read More...]
There was a lot of college hoops involving Palmetto State Thursday, practically a full slate. We know you are busy so we've tracked down all of the results for you and posted them here for you. There's a lot of ground to cover in this recap so let's jump in. … [Read More...]
Has Dabo Swinney supplanted Danny Ford as Clemson’s greatest coach of all time or does he still have miles to go before he can move ahead of the Solid Orange icon? This calls for a SportsTalk debate! Kornblut and KMac hardly ever agree on anything and it should come as no surprise they don’t see […]
Defending the football national championship in 2017 for Clemson just got a little harder. Saturday’s announcement by Dabo Swinney that long time defensive tackles coach Dan Brooks has coached his final game means the Tigers lose one of the nation’s best and most respected at that position.
The National Championship wasn’t the most anticipated battle on SportsTalk schedule…It was the marquee fight between M&M Boys: Former Gamecock Linebacker Corey Miller vs Former Offensive Lineman Will Merritt.
University of South Carolina Athletic Director Ray Tanner stopped by SportsTalk on his way back from the NCAA Convention in Memphis. Tanner said he’s excited that players will now get a 21-day rest period in the off season to relax and enjoy the student experience at their schools USC did well at the Birmingham Bowl […]
USC stayed perfect in SEC play with 57-53 win over Florida Wednesday night. That makes the Gamecocks 15-3 overall and 5-0 in league play. Here are my three takeaways from the Gamecocks take down of the Gators:
USC returned to the national polls Monday claiming the 24th spot by the AP and the coaches as the result of its four game winning streak to open SEC play. Now, the Gamecocks get a real chance to prove they are worthy of the national conversation. Wednesday night they will host 19th ranked Florida. Saturday […]