Josh Kendall

News and views about Gamecocks football

Kendall's Morning Meeting: Gamecock Gameday and Johnny Half Game

08/29/2013 8:13 AM

08/30/2013 1:53 PM

    Happy football season everyone!

    I’ll say this before moving on to the SEC news, if we don’t have enough Gamecocks football for you today, I’m not sure you can be helped. Between our normal game day package, Neil White’s super story on Tommy Suggs and our GoGamecocks The Magazine that came out in today’s paper, we have you covered. Seriously, take time to read both the Suggs story and the Clowney story from the magazine today.

    You’ve got plenty of time to get through all that stuff since it’s a slow day elsewhere in the league. Well, except for in College Station, Texas.

    Johnny Half Game? The NCAA really suspended Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel for half a game? Why? Just for the aggravation of having to go all the way to College Station to talk to him? Like almost everything the NCAA has done the last three years, this decision makes zero sense. If the kid took money, the NCAA needs to drop the hammer. If he did not, why suspend him at all?

    An interesting story out of Alabama: Star running back recruit Derrick Henry has been forced to change numbers from his customary No. 3 to No. 21 so that he can be on the same special teams unit as safety Vinnie Sunseri, who also wears No. 3. Good for the Crimson Tide for basing the change on seniority rather than letting Henry big time Sunseri out of his number.

    While it may seem like it locally, South Carolina-North Carolina is not the only SEC game going today. Vanderbilt and Ole Miss play right after the Gamecocks on ESPN. Here’s the inside scoop on that one if you’re planning to watch.

    Up in Clemson on Saturday, the ACC has another chance to put a chink in the SEC armor when the Tigers face the Bulldogs. Your thoughts?

    Seriously, folks, check back all day long. We will have stuff all day right through the game and plenty more afterward. Also, if you get Al Jazeera America, tune in at 3 p.m. as I’ll be talking Jadeveon Clowney.


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