Saturday, December 15, 2007

Ol' Bennett...

Where art thou Fred Bennett? LOHD had a love / hate relationship with Mr. Bennett. But we are glad to see that he is doing well in Houston and not playing crappy defense, which it seemed at times he did a lot of at USC.

Bennett has three interceptions in the last five games. As you know, Bennett is a rookie this season and has had a good campaign in 07. He took the starting cornerback job away from veteran DeMarcus Faggins and has been Houston's best defender in the secondary after Dunta Robinson (another ex-USC DB) was lost for the year. He has played in 9 games and recorded 41 tackles to go along with those 3 INTs.

We here at LOHD wish him continued success but boy do we miss yelling at him during games!!!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Dr. Sorensen leaving USC in 2008

It looks like Dr. Andrew Sorensen will be retiring in July 2008 from the University of South Carolina. He became president back in December 2002, and has had a good run. If you are were a student at USC, then you have come across Dr. Sorensen in the student section at a basketball or football game. I know I have spoke to him a couple times in a drunken stuper, granted I don't remember what all i said but I am sure it was worth his wild.

Boyd has chance to shine

Suck it up least you get another chance to play and represent the University of South Carolina in the post-season.

Tailback Cory Boyd was invited to play in the 83rd East-West Shrine game Jan. 19 in Houston, this is a good opportunity for him to showcase one last time to those NFL scouts.

He is deserving of the chance; Boyd led USC in rushing this season with 903 yards on 180 carries with nine touchdowns. He was second in receiving with 36 receptions for 405 yards with one touchdown.

Boyd is just the second player in school history to rush for more than 2,000 yards (2,267) and make more than 100 receptions (117). Brandon Bennett is the only other player to do that.
Also, Boyd is only the second player -- Stanley Pritchett is the other -- to top 1,000 yards in rushing and receiving in his career.

Good luck and make us proud!

USC baseball - Top 5 program in the Southeast

According to, North Carolina is the top program in the Southeast, followed by Miami and then the University of South Carolina, then Clemson University and in fifth position is Florida State.

I say that Tanner has done a wonderful job and I must agree with list above concerning top college baseball programs in the Southeast. UNC has been to the big dance a lot lately and Miami has a great track record. USC and Clemson are two of the best and I love when they go head to head. When Tanner (notice I said when and not if) wins the national championship, I see them moving up the list.

I think USC should give Ray Tanner a lifetime contract, like Duke did for Coach K, granted it is more "fluff" at the end of the day but I think he deserves it. If we ever lose him.....I don't want to even think about that....Hyman do your job and keep Tanner at USC.

Cook and others get awards from CFN

Saying his hits intimidated receivers, College Football News has named USC safety Emanuel Cook to its sophomore All-America first team. Cook led USC with 92 tackles this past season, including eight for 34 yards in losses. He also tied for team high with three interceptions and five pass breakups.

Also, CFN named tight end Weslye Saunders and defensive tackle Ladi Ajiboye as third-team freshman All-Americans.

Downey gets player of week nod

Little late on this but according to the SEC website, USC point guard Devan Downey was named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week for the week of December 3-9.

Downey, a 5-9, 175-pounder from Chester, led the Gamecocks to a 68-67 vixtory against Providence in the Pizza Hut Big East/SEC Invitational, totaling 21 points with five steals and five assists in the victory. His fifth steal of the game led to a fastbreak layup for a 65-59 Carolina lead, ending a six-minute Gamecock scoring drought.

Downey ranks fifth in the SEC in scoring (18.4 ppg), is fourth in assists (4.8 apg) and second in steals (3.4 spg). The transfer from Cincinnati has scored in double figures in all nine games this season.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Mitchell report

Well at 2 PM the Mitchell report will be release. Brian Roberts, former Gamecock will be on the list for taking a banned substance, as reported on ESPN earlier today.

In other baseball news Adam Everett signed with the Twins today after he became a free agent.
Minnesota seems to be the place for Gamecock players, since Brian Buscher could be the starting 3rd baseman next year for the twins.

Where are you at Ron Morris

A Clemson player gets a DUI, and you don't even hear about it. If it had been in Columbia, it would be on the ticker on ESPN five minutes after it happened. There would be 3 articles by Ron Morris about how Spurrier has lost control and Tommy Bowden is a saint. The Lindsay boys get attacked by angry Midlands Tech students and that is all we hear.

Damn the media.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Unsubstantiated Internet Rumors

Is this South Carolina's new defensive co-ordinator? Rumors overheard being discussed on 1400 The Team suggest that South Carolina may be in talks with Virginia Tech, DC Bud Foster about filling the job vacated by Tyrone Nix. Previous rumors had Foster as a candidate for the Arkansas job. Of course that article also said Bobby Petrino wasn't leaving Atlanta.

Loyal Reader "Anonymous" also pointed this rumor out in the comments to the previous post.

Delenda est Clemson

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

who will be the new Defensive Cord.

The word on the street is that Charlie Strong has contacted Spurrier about the position. Granted this is just a internet rumor but there is already a list out there.

Jon Hoke
John tenuta
Kevin Steele
ed orgeron

Would Gamecock fans take Charlie back? What if he comes in for one year and takes a head coaching job next year.

Nix to help Nutt at Ole Miss

It looks like Tyrone Nix's reign as sole defensive coordinator for the Gamecocks will last no more than two years. Media reports out of the Magnolia State on Tuesday morning have indicated that new Ole Miss head coach Houston Nutt has hired Nix as the new defensive coordinator for the Rebels.

So will Jasper leave now?

Who will Spurrier bring in?

Will this hurt recruiting?

Rumor - Nix to Ole Miss....

Several Media reports out of the Magnolia State on Tuesday morning have indicated that new Ole Miss head coach Houston Nutt has hired Nix as the new defensive coordinator for the Rebels......

Update --- New Mississippi coach Houston Nutt has called a press conference for 2:30 p.m. today to announce South Carolina's Tyrone Nix as the Rebels' defensive coordinator, according to multiple media outlets in Mississippi. This accoriding to The State at 12:27pm. Or HERE for Miss news.

funny stuff- Tebow

I saw this picture this morning on Gamecockcentral and had to post it.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Lindsey stabbed in 5 points...

According to The State, University of South Carolina defensive end Jordin Lindsey was hospitalized early Sunday morning, a day after the senior was stabbed in the neck with a broken beer bottle during a fight in Five Points.

Lindsey, a native of Mobile, Ala., was academically ineligible this season after his cumulative grade point average dipped below 2.0. The defensive MVP of last year's Liberty Bowl, the 6-foot-3, 254-pound Lindsey has one year of eligibility remaining.

Seems a night out went to far but the good news is he is okay.

Here is what the news media is reporting so far ---
"According to a Columbia police report, two men approached Lindsey around 4 a.m. Saturday in the 2000 block of Greene Street. During the ensuing altercation,
Lindsey was stabbed by one of the men, opening up a 4-inch gash on Lindsey's
neck.Gamecocks linebacker Dustin Lindsey drove his twin brother to the home of
USC quarterback Blake Mitchell and linebacker Cody Wells, where someone called 911.Jordin Lindsey was transported to Palmetto Health Richland and underwent surgery after losing a significant amount of blood. Columbia police are trying to identify the assailant and the other man."

UPDATE --- Clifton Epps, 18, a student at Midlands Tech, was charged with assault and battery with intent to kill after giving Columbia police a sworn statement detailing his role in the altercation that sent Lindsey to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to the arrest warrant. More HERE.