October 22, 2014

A Monday conversation with Chad Morris and Cole Stoudt (VIDEO)

Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris and Tigers quarterback Cole Stoudt met with the local media Monday to recap a dramatic win over Boston College and take a peek ahead to an upcoming home game with Syracuse. The 21st ranked Tigers are 5-2 and 4-1 in the ACC. [Read more...]

Gamecocks and Vols will play under the lights

USC vs UT will be in prime time

USC vs UT will be in prime time

Each of the University of South Carolina’s next two football games will kick at 7:30 p.m. ET and will be televised by the SEC Network, according to the Southeastern Conference offices.

The Gamecocks (4-3, 2-3 SEC) will travel to Auburn this week to face the No. 5/6 Tigers (5-1, 2-1 SEC) on Saturday, October 25. Brent Musburger and Jesse Palmer will be the announcers with Maria Taylor working the sidelines.

The Gamecocks will host the Tennessee Volunteers in another 7:30 p.m. ET start on Saturday, November 1. The SEC Network crew working that contest has not yet been announced.

Here are the football TV selections for November 1:

SEC NETWORK             12:00 ET    UL Monroe at Texas A&M
CBS                                  3:30 ET      Florida vs. Georgia (Jacksonville)
SEC NETWORK             4:00 ET      Kentucky at Missouri
ESPNU                             7:00 ET      Old Dominion at Vanderbilt
ESPN*                              7:00 ET      Arkansas at Mississippi State or Auburn at Ole Miss
ESPN2*                            7:15 ET      Arkansas at Mississippi State  or Auburn at Ole Miss
SEC NETWORK              7:30 ET       Tennessee at South Carolina

* Network will be selected after games of Oct. 25.  Time will not change.

Here’s the ACC TV schedule for November 1:

Duke at Pitt, ESPNU, Noon

Boston College at Virginia Tech, ACC Network, 12:30 p.m. (split network)

North Carolina at Miami, ACC Network, 12:30 p.m. (split network)

NC State at Syracuse, RSN, 3 p.m.

Virginia at Georgia Tech, ESPNU, 3:30 p.m.

Saturday’s win at Boston College proves costly for Tigers (AUDIO)

Jordan Leggett will be out several weeks with knee injury

Jordan Leggett will be out several weeks with knee injury

Clemson has put yesterday’s win over Boston College in the rear view mirror and is now focused on the first ever visit to Death Valley by Syracuse.  The Orange and Tigers will clash Saturday night.  Clemson is a 15.5 point favorite.

On his conference call Sunday evening, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney revealed that running back Adam Choice suffered a torn ACL and is out for the season, and tight end Jordan Leggett suffered torn meniscus in his knee and will be out several weeks.  He will have an MRI Monday.

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Las Vegas opens with Clemson a big favorite over Syracuse, USC a big dog at Auburn

USC will play at Auburn Saturday. They are a 14 point underdog.

USC will play at Auburn Saturday. They are a 14 point underdog.

If Las Vegas spreads are your thing, here’s what the fine folks in the desert think about Clemson and USC this week. All of this is for entertainment or bragging purposes only, of course.

First, the 21st ranked Tigers, who are at home against Syracuse. According to VegasInsider, Clemson has opened as a 16 point favorite over the Orange. That game kicks off at 7:00 Saturday night in Death Valley.

As for USC, the Gamecocks have their work cut out for them at Auburn this weekend. The Tigers are a 14 point favorite in the game. The Gamecocks have never beat Auburn since they joined the SEC in 1992.

So, are you Tigers laying the points? Do you Gamecocks think the Gamecocks plus two touchdowns is a good play? Let us know in the comments. We will read them on the air.

Sunday Spurrier: USC defensive line depth takes a hit (AUDIO)

Steve Spurrier will try to spring a major upset at Auburn Saturday night.

Steve Spurrier will try to spring a major upset at Auburn Saturday night.

Steve Spurrier just wrapped up his Sunday teleconference. The HBC shared his day after thoughts on Furman and took a peek ahead to the upcoming matchup at top five Auburn. Spurrier began by updating some injuries, including a key defensive lineman who probably will miss this week’s game with the Tigers. That and more, along with audio from Spurrier, below:

  • Spurrier said defensive tackle J.T. Surratt is doubtful to play Saturday against Auburn with a hamstring injury.
  • Tight end Busta Anderson is listed as out, but his triceps injury has improved, according to Spurrier.
  • Spurrier said Auburn is very good in all areas of the game. “We’re loose. There’s no pressure on us.”
  • USC has never picked up a win over Auburn since the Gamecocks joined the SEC.
  • Spurrier said there is no advantage playing Auburn because of his past relationship with Ellis Johnson. He called Johnson one of the best.
  • Spurrier said they are getting better on defense. “We are no longer at the bottom. …But this week will be a challenge for us.”
  • Spurrier said the young quarterbacks didn’t really get a chance Saturday. “They need to play more,” he said.

AUDIO: Steve Spurrier [9:00]