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                                                                                                                                                                                              Study abroad
     83°                     °
                           58°                                                                                                                                                                issues warning
           Thursday                                                                                                                                                                             USC e-mails advisory
                                                                                                                                                                                                to students regarding
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                             °                                                                                                                                                                 potential safety threats

                                                                                                                                                     Photo illustration by Jeremy Aaron
                                                                                                                                                                                                Taylor Cheney
                                                                                                                                                                                                STAFF WRITER

                                                                                                                                                                                                 The United States issued a general
                                                                                                                                                                                              travel alert Oct. 3 for all citizens
                                                                                                                                                                                              traveling abroad due to “potential
                                                                                                                                                                                              terrorist threats in Europe,” which
                                                                                                                                                                                              could affect USC students studying
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Jennifer Engel, director of USC’s
                                                                                                                                                                                              Study Abroad office , e-mailed all
                                                                                                                                                                                              students abroad Oct. 4 reminding
                                                                                                                                                                                              t hem t o b e c aut iou s of t hei r
                                                                                                                                                                                              surroundings and advising them to
                                                                                                                                                                                              “avoid crowded tourist spots and
                                                                                                                                                                                              hangouts typically frequented by
                                                                                                                                                                                              Americans as well as maintain a low
    Cats come calling                                                                                                                                                                         profile.”
    The Gamecocks head to    o                                                                                                                                                                   “Our safety recommendations to

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    the Bluegrass state this                                                                                                                                                                  you are the same they always have
    weekend to take on the                                                                                                                                                                    been, but we do ask that you make
    Kentucky Wildcats.                                                                                                                                                                        an extra effort to exercise cautious
                                                                                                                                                                                              behavior,” Engel said.
    See page 1B                                                                                                                                                                                  Third-year English student Leslie
                                                                                                                                                                                              Smith is currently studying in Pau,
                                       Are they a positive learning tool                     problem is that I teach an 85-person class, and                                                  France. Smith said the alert was
                                                                                             it’s hard to walk around and look at what people                                                 issued after some potential terrorists
                                        or just a mindless distraction?                      are doing. And, frankly, I’m not sure that’s my                                                  were arrested in Germany and a few
                                                                                             role. I’m a teacher, not a policeman. Maybe it’s                                                 cities in Southern France, including
                                         Kathryn Kranjc                                      up to the students to write the rules here because                                               Bordeaux, which is only a couple
                                         THE DAILY GAMECOCK                                  they’re the ones ultimately being affected by it,                                                hours away from where she is staying.
                                                                                             and if they’re affected negatively, then they need                                                  Although she is staying in a small
                                         It is certainly not uncommon to walk into a         to do something about it.”                                                                       town, Smith said it hasn’t affected
                                      USC lecture hall where students are working from          Nicki Priester, a third-year broadcast journalism                                             her travels but has just increased
                                      behind their laptops as the professor delivers the     student, would quickly ban the laptops.                                                          travel anxiety.
                                      day’s lesson.                                             “It does create a distraction when you can see                                                   “The only thing it’s done is delay
                                         But migrate to the back of the room, and            the person in front of you playing Solitaire or                                                  my trip to Paris because that is
                                      you’ll likely see that half those students on their    checking Facebook or watching a baseball game,”                                                  the place an attack is most likely
                                      computers are doing anything but taking notes on       Priester said. “Those are just some examples of                                                  to happen,” she said. “It’s made us
Sister Hazel review                   the lecture; they are browsing through Facebook,       what went on in my classes last year.”                                                           and our parents a little nervous, but
                                      Skyping or instant messaging their friends,               But others aren’t so sure. Ktyall Malik, a third-                                             hopefully it’ll be nothing to worry
Check out staff writer                watching videos on YouTube or even shopping            year political science and religious studies student,                                            over.”
Chloe Gould’s review of               online.                                                holds professors to blame. Malik said professors                                                    According to t he State
Sister Hazel’s new album,
“Heartland Highway.” The                 This classroom phenomenon has sparked a             should focus on reforming their methods in order                                                 Department’s website, the advisory is
album brings the tales                nationwide debate among teachers and students          to better capture students’ attention rather than                                                not meant to scare Americans out of
and sounds of the road                on whether or not laptops should be permitted in       trying to prohibit technology altogether.                                                        travel altogether but to remind them
brought into a studio
release.                              the classroom.                                                                         “If the teacher is                                               to take precaution while overseas.
                                         A lready in certain classrooms across the             “I don’t like              boring, we’ll all feel                                                 Its advice is to take basic traveling
See page 5A                           nation — at schools such as George Washington            rules, and I don’t some inclination to
                                                                                                                          do somet hing else,
                                                                                                                                                                                              precaut ions — avoid clot h i ng
                                                                                                                                                                                              that brings attention, spend little
                                      University, American University, the University of
                                      Virginia and even USC Aiken — professors have            like the idea of           whether that’s texting,                                             time in airports and take public
                                      prohibited the use of laptops in class, according to     banning this or            surfing the Web or                                                  transportation clearly identified as
                                      an article published in The Augusta Chronicle in         shutting that off.” Facebooking, because                                                       such. This recent travel warning
I Like Mike                           March.                                                   –David Weintraub it is very distracting,”                                                      issued by the U.S. is not the first this
                                         USC c u r rent ly ha s no pol ic y ba n n i ng                                   Malik said. “If                                                     season. This September, an alert was
The 33                                technology, though professors are free to make                                      professors stepped up                                               issued after a Gainesville, Fla., pastor
trapped                               individual rules.                                      their game, they might see improvements in                                                       plotted to burn the Quran.
Chilean min-
ers will soon                            Other teachers continue to question what action     grades.”                                                                                            Other students said the travel
come out of                           they should take, if they should take any at all.         Teachers understand they must now be more                                                     advisory will not get in the way of
the darkness                             David Weintraub , an instructor in visual           interesting than cell phones, Facebook, Twitter                                                  their journeys.
and into                              communications at the School of Journalism and         and a host of other websites. On Oct. 1, the Center                                                 Th ird-year busi ness st udent
the blinding
flashes of                             Mass Communications, addressed the paradox of          for Teaching Excellence hosted “Oktoberfest:                                                     Stephen Bateman is planning to
paparazzi     Michael                 technology in the classroom in an article posted       A Celebration of Teaching,” an event where                                                       study in the United Kingdom in the
cameras.      Lambert                 on Black Star Rising, a photojournalism website,       university faculty came together to share their                                                  coming weeks but is not taking the
Read how Second-year                  in August.                                             teaching innovations. Joynelle Rivers and Patrick                                                warnings to heart.
their plight comparative
has become literature student            Weintraub said while technology facilitates         Hickey, both clinical instructors within the                                                        “It isn’t helpful to tell Americans
a fiasco.                              eff iciency and ot her educat ional benef its,         College of Nursing, presented to faculty their                                                   that there is a threat in any of the
.                                     it becomes a problem when used in class for            method of tapping into students’ knowledge                                                       public places of Europe. Does that
See page 4A                           purposes not associated with the day’s lesson.         of technology and social media through social                                                    mean I should stay at home? As far as
                                         “I don’t like rules, and I don’t like the idea of   wikis — Web pages similar to Facebook profiles                                                    I’m concerned, I’ll still be traveling
                                      banning this or shutting that off,” Weintraub said.    — where students in the same class can develop                                                   to the U.K. in a few weeks,” Bateman
                                      “I’m still toying with the idea of putting those       online group projects.                                                                           said. “The ef fect of t he t ravel
               (803) 777-3914         people with computers in the back row, but then           Hickey, who also serves as principal of the                                                   warning? Nervous parents.”
               (803) 777-7726
                                      that’s not fair to students who do use their laptops   Capstone Scholars Program, said both teachers
                                      to take notes and need to see what’s going on. One
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                                   Annual event expects 500,000
                                       State Fair opens today across from Williams-Brice,
                                      promises another year of food, fun and entertainment
                                     Sara Leary
                                     STAFF WRITER

The Controversy
Viewpoints Editor                    Fried pickles? Fried butter? A doughnut burger?
Ryan Quinn and USC’s                 It’s time for the South Carolina State Fair. Located at the State
Pastafarians President             Fairgrounds near Williams-Brice Stadium, the fair will run from
Andrew Cederdahl debate            Oct. 13 to 24.
t h e S to n e -A- H e a t h e n     The St ate Fa i r, wh ich bega n i n 1869, is k now n for it s
fundraiser.                        entertainment, rides, contests and food.
                                     As one of the top 50 fairs in the United States, the fair’s livestock
           Online @                competitions and entertainment draw visitors from all over the              Palmetto State to Columbia. Annual attendance is approximately
                                   500,000 over the 12-day run, said Nancy Smith, assistant manager
                                   of the State Fair.                                                                                                                                                           Courtesy of Mindy Hansel
                                     It’s $10 to enter and rides and food are not included.                    The annual South Carolina State Fair is being held at the Sate Fairgrounds
                                                                 FAIR ● 2A                                     from Oct. 13 to 24. Over 500,000 people are expected to attend its 12-day run.
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a n d s t u d e n t s s h o u l d business teaching, but that’s

                                                                                                       Fair 411
col laborate i n order to not quite fair,” Weintraub                                                                                                                   Go for a thrill.
foster learning t hrough said. “Facebook is seductive,                                                                                                                   Bumper cars, a fun house, the
technology.                        and it’s hard to compete                                                                                                            Tilt-A-Whirl and the Zipper are
    “ I f we j u s t s t a nd up with that. We all love to be                                                                                                          some of the most popular rides that
there and speak from the entertained, but I don’t think                                                                                                                the State Fair brings every October.
pulpit, that’s only going that’s what education is. I                                                                                                                  For the fair visitors with a not-so-
to capture a few of you,” can’t teach you anything if                                                                                                                  advent urous side, a selection of
H ickey sa id. “ We have you’re sitting there saying,                                                                                                                  moderately thrilling rides such as
to be able to change our ‘Teach me; I dare you.’ The                                                                                                                   the swings and merry-go-rounds
methods of teaching that way I see it, it’s a two-way                                                                                                                  serve as substitutes.
will help you to learn as interactive process. The
best as you can, whether ideal is that we as educators                                                                                                                 Milk a cow or race a donkey.
that be through electronic put out what we can and                                                                                                                       If you’ve been dying to learn how
aids, video or games. We’re students put out whatever                                                                                                                  to milk a cow, then your dreams can
all kind of experimenting. they can and we meet in                                                                                                                     finally come true at the State Fair.
Not everything will work the middle and learning                                                                                                                         I n t he cow-m i l k i ng contest ,
for everybody, but hopefully happens.”                                                                                                                                 participants race to see who perform
use of various pieces of             W h ile professors a nd                                                                                                           this farm task the quickest. Egg
electronics or other teaching administrators debate back                                                                                                               and spoon races, as well as a donkey
media will help get to a lot of and forth over the presence                                                                                                            race, are among some of the other
people. Also, I think students of laptops in the classroom                                                                                                             contests available to watch and
need to take advantage of and exchange theories on                                                                                                                     participate in at the fair.
the opportunities to use how technology can be used
technology and not to abuse to advance involvement,                                                                                                                     See art.
it. They need to even make students like Priester will                                                                                                                    The fair includes fine art, student
recommendations to the continue to take notes the                                                                                                                       art and South Carolina-based artists
faculty about new stuff that’s old-fashioned way — by                                                                                                                   who display their talent in one of
going on.”                         hand.                                                                                                                                the largest art shows in the South,
    Video downloads, blogs,          “Be respect f u l of t he                                                                                                          according to the State Fair’s website.
social wikis, class Facebook people around you and of
pages and online tests are the professor,” Priester said.
                                                                                                                                                                        Check out a concert.
                                                                                                                                                                           The fair will host seven concerts
examples of ways teachers “There’s nothing they can
                                                                                                                                                                        in the Pepsi Grandstand which
t r y to eng age st udent s really do about it because
                                                                                                                                                                        include USC’s own Darius Rucker.
t h r o u g h t e c h n o l o g y. you’re an adult, but if you’re
                                                                                                                                                                        Ruc k er w i l l p er for m Su nd ay,
Howe ver, accord i ng to not doi n g w h at y ou’r e
                                                                                                                                                                        Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. Corey Smith ,
Weintraub, initiating this supposed to be doing in
                                                                                                                                                                        Miranda Lambert , Boyz II Men ,
engagement requires further class, why go at all?”
                                                                                                                                                                        t he Oa k r idge Boy s , t he Avet t
effort from students.
                                                                                                                                                                        Brothers and the David Crowder
    “Some say that if you’re
                                                                                                                                                                        Band will fill the rest of the fair’s
not more interesting than Comments on this story?
                                                                                                                                                                        entertainment roster.
Facebook, then you have no E-mail
                                                                                                                                                                           Tickets for the concert events
                                                                                                                                                                        range from $5 to $20 in addition to
                                                                                                                                                                        the $10 initial entrance fee.

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                           Editor-in-Chief                                                                                                                                                                                   Dilemma applies
                  ELLEN MEDER       KRISTYN SANITO                                                                                                                                                                            to all careers
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               Viewpoints Editor    Sports Editor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            a colu m n, a nd half a
                  JOSH DAWSEY       COLIN CAMPBELL                                                                                                                                                                          sentence in, I can already
                    News Editor     Assistant Mix Editor                                                                                                                                                                    feel that my talent —
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            assuming it existed in the
             PAULINA OLIVARES       JEREMY AARON                                                                                                                                                                            first place — has waned.
      Assistant Design Director     Assistant Photography Editor                                                                                                                                                            One clear indicator is that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I’m egotistically assuming
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            my byline is recognizable
Necessary lectures                                                                                                                                                                                                          by Gamecock readers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            even after all this time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            — an assumption that
can defeat laptops                                                                                                                                                                                                          makes me cringe when
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I’m editing the work of
   According to articles we read in class on our laptops
instead of listening to the professor, there is a nationwide
debate over whether laptops should be banned in
classrooms. At USC, some professors have already
                                                                                                       LETTER TO THE EDITOR                                                                                                                     Yet m y
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ser ves,
forbidden them.                                                                                                                                pit just erupts better, increasing the
   Professors, don’t ban laptops just because a few students
                                                                                W h i le r a i s i n g t u it ion , U SC                       likelihood that I’ll get sprayed in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                along with
in your classes misuse them. And if it’s more than a few
                                                                                hemorrhages money like fountain                                face as I walk back from my midterm to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                my c a s u a l
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                mention of
students, the problem is your teaching, not the students                                                                                       study for my next exam. Hey, maybe it’ll                                     Ryan Quinn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                being an
or the technology. Either your lectures are uninteresting,                         As a student here at the University                         help me wake up for my next all-nighter.                                     Third-year
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            print journalism e d it o r, t o
or worse, they are unnecessary.                                                 of South Carolina, I believe it is vitally                        USC needs to wake up. Stop raising                                        student             establish
   Engaging students in the material should be easy                             important to know how our tuition and                          tuition on students, claiming a fi nancial
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                my t hesis:
                                  for most professors. I                        out-of-pocket funding is being spent                           crisis of epic proportions and trim down
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Managerial work is
                                  know you think you can’t                      around our campus. W hen I found                               unneeded expenditures. Last year, the
“Either your lectures compete with Facebook,                                                                                                                                                                                depressing.
                                                                                out that the University was spending                           College of Arts and Sciences had a $22
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Despite t he long
                                  but in general, you don’t                     $14,000 on renovating the fountain                             million surplus. Now it claims that it is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            vacation of my byline, my
     are uninteresting, have to. Sit at the back of                             outside of Thomas Cooper Library, I                            facing a budget crisis. But from seeing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            physical form has been
                                  the classroom and you’ll                      realized that perhaps the University’s                         all t he new t hings arou nd campus,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            present in the Gamecock
     or worse, they are realize that most students                              idea of fiscal responsibility didn’t match                      you’d never guess that we are as poor as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            newsroom more
                                  are playing Solitaire. Yes,                   up with my own.                                                President Harris Pastides claims.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            frequently than ever. I
          unnecessary.” Solitaire. You don’t need                                  After paying out-of-state tuition for                          The Universit y also needs to stop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            now work approximately
                                  a degree to make a lecture                    the fourth year in a row, it is troubling                      spending money on wasteful projects.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            18 hours a week as the
about Viking invasions more exciting than that.                                 that my tuition went to revamping a                            It needs to realize that the best way to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            V i e w p o i n t s E d i t o r.
   But for some classes, perhaps economics or accounting,                       pool that seemed to be working fine                            make progress for the University is not
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Yet, although I get to
it may be impossible to get most students interested.                           on its own. Now, I understand that                             by new buildings, spark ly fountains
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            somewhat assuage my
Yet, ultimately, interest isn’t the most important thing                        t he Un iversit y has a reputat ion to                         and green funds. It is by continuing to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            creativity by writing the
— importance is. Many students have found they can                              consider and that it has to put its best                       maintain the buildings we already have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            editorials, I can no longer
pass classes without listening to lectures. If attendance                       foot forward. It’s just good to know that                      and not letting them fall by the wayside.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            write personal columns,
isn’t taken, they justifiably don’t go to class. If it is taken,                 after spending all night in the library, I                     There needs to come a time when the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            lest I sacrifice space of
they justifiably play or do work on their laptops instead of                     can go outside and see a squeaky clean                         University starts using our tuition to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            one of the columnists
wasting their time.                                                             fountain as I drag my feet to my next                          ensure t he academic success of t he
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            who has taken my place.
   That doesn’t mean you should take your PowerPoints                           midterm.                                                       students who come here. Otherwise, it
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I now edit, place and
offline or eliminate the textbook. On the contrary,                                The University clearly has its right.                       will see a sharp drop in performance.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            generally manage other
professors should make external resources as readily                            We should keep pouring money into                              But hey, at least it will be surrounded
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            students’ work, and when
accessible as possible. But you should make sure your                           t he fou nt a i n a nd ot her wonder f u l                     by shiny new buildings and impressive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            it comes time for me to
lectures add something vital to your class — something                          decorations around campus. After all,                          fountains in the process.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            write the editorials, my
students must learn to pass.                                                    the reputation of USC isn’t pending on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            opinions are shackled to
   If we can pass a class just by reading Internet slides, the                  the academic success of its students. It’s                         Sean Bertran
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            a — and I detest the word
professor “teaching” it should be fired. Lectures should                         actually dependent on the fanciness of a                           Fourth-year political science student
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            — consensus.
be indispensable. Until they are, we’ll continue watching                       fountain that — let’s be honest — still
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Herein lies the
cats run into glass doors on our laptops.                                       looks like a tar pit. Except now this tar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            dilemma: Managerial
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            work bestows power while

Trapped miners may prefer to stay in tunnel                                                                                                                                                                                 subtracting purpose, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            creative work subtracts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            power while bestowing
  Chilean men’s plight has turned                                   But maybe that’s the point: The media                               called ‘Tactic for Public Speaking,’ so they can                                       W hen I leave T he
                                                                sensation hasn’t died down. It has only grown,                          prepare to talk to the press when surfaced.”                                        Daily Gamecock
  into spectacle, experiment, fiasco                            and the plight of these 33 men has become a                             There have been mentions of interviews and                                          a nd move on to my
                                                                tool for a diverse group of individuals, governed                       book deals everywhere, to the point that these                                      p r o f e s s i o n a l c a r e e r,
  No one can really argue against the power                     by their own interests. The Chilean president                           men may not recognize the world from which                                          t he dilemma bet ween
of positive thinking. Hoping for the best                       wants this speedy rescue to boost his own                               they descended two months ago and may                                               managing and creating
gets us through both good days and bad. It                                         support base; anthropologists                        prefer the tunnels they’re leaving behind.                                          will not disappear. I will
can blind us sometimes (as I found out by                                          and psychologists are running                        There are far more dangers in the daylight                                          have to choose between
trying to “wish” my midterms away), but                                            st udies on ever y t hing f rom                      than in the darkness.                                                               being a low-paid reporter
often when we hold on to something good                                            s o c iet y i n c on f i nement to                     Why has the media forgotten that these                                            with an exciting life or
we feel driven toward it. I could bet this fact                                    hygiene. A nd ever yone else                         miners are people, whose friends and families                                       a well-paid copy editor
applies everywhere — from walking across                                           seems to take for granted the                        wait for their return out of love and not out of                                    who sits in a cubicle.
the Horseshoe to being 2,300 feet beneath the                                      exhibition quality of this rescue.                   the promise of hype? It seems that the world                                        To extend it out to you
earth.                                                                             The capsule that will bring the                      does not have enough celebrities — or test                                          readers, no matter what
  This last should sound familiar. It’s the                     Michael            miners to the surface has been                       subjects, as we see with these psychologists                                        your future occupation
depth where 33 trapped Chilean miners                           Lambert            dubbed Phoenix. How much                             trying to drag a research project out of the                                        is, you will have to choose
anxiously wait for rescue — a rescue that,                      comparative
                                                                                   more theatrical can you get?                         earth with those men. The Chileans have                                             bet ween managing
after two months, may finally arrive. The                       literature student    Of course, it’s nothing new                       saved these miners from the rocks, but can                                          and creating. Most of
success is well-met, as the operation schedule                                     for people to use crises to their                    they save them from expectations of fortune                                         the time this will be a
put the rescue around Christmas. Surrounded                                        own benefit. Just think how well                      and recognition that have filled their heads?                                        decision between money
by crises this past year — both ours and                        history would judge former President George                             I t hink t hat t he climate t he media and                                          and prestige and the right
those abroad — this rescue is reassuring.                       W. Bush if Hurricane Katrina had not been                               intellectual community have created will                                            to make something your
At least somewhere, workers, families and                       a fiasco. But where I draw the line is how all                           ultimately do more harm than the two months                                         own. It seems, in this
governments can hold together long after the                    this hype has affected the miners themselves.                           spent underground.                                                                  capitalist societ y, that
initial media sensation has died in order to                    Jeffrey Kluger wrote in Time magazine that                                These men deserve, above all else, a return                                       only God can both make
help those in need.                                             “among the books they’re reading is a manual                            to normalcy. They should get it.                                                    and manage.

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Southern rock band offers same great Sister Hazel
    sound, brings touring experiences to fans
                                     Chloe Gould
                                    STAFF WRITER

                           ★ ★ ★ ★ out of ✩✩✩✩✩

   The members of alternative folk rock sensation Sister Hazel, who
have made a name for themselves with their Southern rock, country and
acoustic influences, released their eighth album “Heartland Highway”
Tuesday. Released with Rock Ridge Music, the 12-track album , with                                                                                              Courtesy of
                                                                                                found in classics “Your Mistake” and “Come Around.”
two bonus tracks available on iTunes, doesn’t disappoint, drawing off the band’s
                                                                                                   Slowing things down, “The Saddest Song (Not Coming Home),” showcases lead
signature sound while sharing some lessons learned on the road.
                                                                                                singer Ken Block’s distinct but multi-talented voice with acoustic guitar, piano
   The Gainesville, Fla., natives are seasoned veterans to the Southern music scene,
                                                                                                and a little bit of drums and electric guitar backing up his vocal bursts of lost love.
making their debut in 1994 with their self-released and self-titled full-length
                                                                                                The heartfelt track is already the most popular of the album and is defi nitely a
album “Sister Hazel.” Featuring favorites “All for You” and “Space Between Us,”
                                                                                                well-deserved favorite.
the album started the five-man band off well, with the guys just building on their
                                                                                                   Things pick right back up with “She’s Got a Hold On Me,” which adds a little
upbeat, optimistic tracks since.
                                                                                                extra electric guitar and drums to create a more alternative rock-focused vibe.
   “Heartland Highway,” which speaks to Sister Hazel’s musical career — lived
                                                                                                Block picks up a rock edge, rounding out the quick shift in genre.
largely on the road and through soulful songs from the heart — doesn’t astound
                                                                                                   The three-song series, entitled “Lessons in Love, Hope, and Faith,” closes out
critics or lack any of the band’s expected greatness, but simply adds another album
                                                                                                “Heartland Highway” best. The fi rst song of the series, “The Road,” which brings
to the collection. It features the same laid-back, feel-good, folk-influenced tracks
                                                                                                in a little harmonica to give a more country, down-home feel, impresses with lines
fans have come to love, while offering an open and honest account of life on the
                                                                                                like, “Though we’ve seen some ups and downs / It’s been one hell of a ride.” The
                                                                                                last of the trio and closing track, “Behind the Sun,” is absolutely beautiful, with
   Opening track “Great Escape” acts as the perfect lead-in, starting off slow,
                                                                                                vocals backed by the piano and acoustic guitar that leave listeners with the perfect
singing of the need to break out of the small-town world and building up to a
                                                                                                soulful but stripped-down Sister Hazel sound.
liberating chorus, offering the anticipated “Great Escape.”
                                                                                                   “Heartland Highway” offers the perfect mix of Sister Hazel, staying true to
   On deck, “Stay Awhile,” gives flashbacks to Sister Hazel favorites, with an all-
                                                                                                what fans already love, but also gives tastes of something new with the show-
around uplifting, pop/rock harmony with a tad of country. Reflecting on the start
                                                                                                stealing “Lessons in Love, Hope, and Faith.” It is defi nitely one to add to your
of a long-lasting romance, the guys never fail to give their love songs a little added
                                                                                                well-rounded collection or pick up as a nice sampling of a classic sound.
flair, breaking away from the overdone mushy and borderline whiney love hits.
   “Far Away” offers a nice depth to the track list, telling of the struggles of life on
the road away from family and loved ones. Soulful, emotional and real, it resonates             Comments on this story?
with many who are far from home while staying positive and true to the sound                    E-mail

‘Packway’ rocks bluegrass
   Band expands on genre                        U.K., Holland and France. The quintet has
  with new album, features                      released four full-length albums and a live
                                                EP since they came together.
 upbeat songs, honest lyrics                       The record has enormous potential for
                                                appeal to a huge audience. While most
  Sydney Patterson                              college students in general wouldn’t list
  THE DAILY GAMECOCK                            bluegrass as a favorite genre, Packway
                                                Handle dispels all assumptions the label
   The fi rst song on the Packway Handle         may bring. Citing such influences as Devo,
Band’s newest release claims, “I am a           Loretta Lynn and Monty Python, it’s no
walking disaster,” but it’s clear from the      surprise the band is so unique. Their rock
beginning of the song the band is no such       music roots, from playing as a rock band
thing.                                          in guitarist Josh Erwin’s basement in high
   The country twang of the vocals mixed        school, show through each of their songs.
w it h clap-along melodies and qu ick           The quintet admits they’ve strayed from
picking of the banjo by Tom Baker makes         the conventional bluegrass genre into                                                                                              Courtesy of
for a fun sound that’s hard to fit into one      something completely their own.                     Lady Gaga campaigned for an end to the U.S. military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.
category. After two upbeat, catchy songs,          Heaton put it plainly: “Most people
the band’s album “What Are We Gonna             consider us bluegrass, but most people who
Do Now?” changes pace into a slower
number showcasing a beautiful fiddle part
                                                listen to bluegrass think we are something
                                                                                                    Celebrities for homosexual acceptance
by Andrew Heaton. Next up comes one of             With prodigious skill on each of their
the most interesting songs on the album,        instruments and harmonizing vocals that
lyrically: “What Is a Packway Handle?”          can be easily sung along to, the quintet              Perez Hilton, Lady Gaga push                      a nyone who ex per iences su icida l
                                                                                                    for end to ignorant, unwarranted                    thoughts to tell someone or call the
The song brings up the apparently long and      brings to the mainstream a genre often
                                                                                                                                                        National Suicide Prevention Hotline
arduous story of the band name’s origins,       forgotten in modern country music. The                   hatred of gays in America                      at 1-800-273-8255.
which includes “Tourette’s syndrome and         lyrics are another facet of their songs in
                                                                                                                                                           In conjunction with Lady Gaga’s
too much beer,” though it never truly gives     which they excel. With honesty in every                As a result of a recent spike in the
                                                                                                                                                        high-profi le fight for a legislative end
a straightforward answer. Beyond their          word and subjects relevant to a large               number of young gay suicides in the
                                                                                                                                                        to the U.S. militar y’s “Don’t A sk,
obviously fun personalities is a serious love   audience, Packway Handle draws listeners            news, openly gay celebrit y blogger
                                                                                                                                                        Don’t Tell” policy, this celebrity push
of their music and making music in general.     in with a lyrical range from the starkly            Perez H ilton started a movement
                                                                                                                                                        for acceptance of homosexuality in our
   In 2002, just after Packway Handle           serious to hilarious attempts to explain            on Twitter pet it ioning celebrit ies
                                                                                                                                                                             country is rightfully
decided to start playing bluegrass music,       their name, often laced with sarcasm any            to make videos to encourage young
                                                                                                                                                                             receiv ing lots of
they took fourth prize in the Bluegrass         college student can appreciate.                     homosexuals to ignore homophobic
                                                                                                                                                                             media attention.
Competition at the Telluride Music Festival.       When asked about their ultimate goal for         hatred and criticisms and seek help if
                                                                                                                                                                                O u r cou nt r y is
They were also finalists at that same music      the band, Heaton jokingly answered, “We             they’re having suicidal thoughts.
                                                                                                                                                                             a melt i ng p ot — a
festival the following two years. The trek      expect to play in outer space.”                        On Sept. 28, Hilton tweeted “My
                                                                                                                                                                             hodgepodge of
there and their ensuing success led to a           To check out their music, go to www.             heart aches so deeply over this recent
                                                                                                                                                                             d if ferent c u lt u re s
friendship and bond obvious at any of their                                  rash of suicides by gay teenagers.                      Colin            and lifestyles.
shows, as they all sing and play instruments                                                        # S u i c i d e I s No tT h e A n s w e r ” a n d       Campbell         To p e r s e c u t e a n y
around two central microphones. The                                                                 then, starting with Britney Spears ,                    Second-year
                                                                                                                                                                             minorit y for its
five musicians have toured all over the         Comments on this story?                             Hilton proceeded to tweet at over 270                   print journalism
                                                                                                                                                            student          beliefs or ways of life
U.S., from Alaska to Maine, as well as in       E-mail                      different celebrities over the following
                                                                                                                                                                             is ag a i n st t he ver y
plenty of European locations such as the                                                            two days.
                                                                                                                                                                             values on which this
                                                                                                       Hilton petitioned everyone possible
                                                                                                                                                        country was built. We hold freedoms
                                                                                                    — Larry King to Serena Williams to
                                                                                                                                                        of religion, speech and expression
                                                                                                    the whole Kardashian family to Conan
                                                                                                                                                        as absolute and irrevocable. So why
                                                                                                    O’Brien, to name a few — ask ing
                                                                                                                                                        shou ld sex ual or ient at ion be a ny
                                                                                                    them to make videos and upload them
                                                                                                    to YouTube under the title name “It
                                                                                                                                                           It’s nice to see — in a world where
                                                                                                    Gets Better” and link to the Twitter
                                                                                                                                                        sports and entertainment icons mess
                                                                                                    hashtag #ItGetsBetter.
                                                                                                                                                        up ever y day, live to extremes and
                                                                                                       Many, including but not limited to
                                                                                                                                                        face drug and violence arrests almost
                                                                                                    Ciara, Jason Derulo, A.J. McLean, Joel
                                                                                                                                                        week ly — t hat t he celebr it ies of
                                                                                                    Madden, Jewel and the cast members
                                                                                                                                                        America are taking this opportunity
                                                                                                    of Wicked and Eve, responded with
                                                                                                                                                        to step up and make a difference.
                                                                                                    passionate videos telling young gays
                                                                                                    that the ridicule goes away as people
                                                                                                    grow up and that their lives are in                 Comments on this story?
                                                                                                    t hei r h a nd s . H i lton enc ou r ag ed          E-mail
                                                                   Courtesy of
PAGE 6A                                                             The Daily Gamecock ● WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2010

           With quality major studio films like “The Social Network,”
            “Inception,” is big Hollywood back in Oscar contention?

                                           Jimmy Gilmore
                                           THE MIX EDITOR

  Admittedly, it’s a little hard to write         triumph “Slumdog Millionaire” was all
about the state of a race that has barely         anyone could talk about in the latter.
started. But as mov ies are so of ten                Last year, the studios pitted their
narrative in form, we also often strive           t it a n ic b lo c k b u s t e r p r oj e c t s l i k e
to find a grand narrative to describe             “Avatar” and “Up” against low-budget
each year’s releases and the themes they          i ndependent f il ms l ike “The Hu r t
incorporate, detailing every major move           Locker” and “A Serious Man.”
until that fateful climax at the Academy             This year, the conversation has been
Awards.                                           about whether Hollywood is back. Yes,
  Yes, the 83rd Oscars won’t be until             it was a disappointing summer. It’s hard
Feb. 27 of next year, and the Golden              to debate that. But this could be the first
                                                                                                                                                                          Courtesy of
Globes won’t be until Jan. 16, but in the         time since 2006 that a major Hollywood
wake of the array of fi lm festivals and           studio walks home with f ilm’s most                       Columbia Pictures’ “The Social Network” shows that intelligence can still charm viewers.
recent major studio releases — not to             coveted prize.
mention a couple of trailers that have               The nearly unprecedented unanimous
                                                                                                               Yes, it’s actually pretty startling that been mounting its own distribution
sent the Internet community buzzing               praise for David Fincher’s “The Social
                                                                                                            Columbia Pictures made “The Social and awards campaigns already, with
— it’s time to take a step back before            Network” two weeks ago brought the
                                                                                                            Network” one of their fall tent poles, festival favorites “The King’s Speech,”
diving in deep.                                   question up: Does this signal a semi-
                                                                                                            as pretty much everything about the “Winter’s Bone” and “Black Swan”
  In 2007 and 2008, the independents              Renaissance for a smart Hollywood?
                                                                                                            f ilm suggests it would have poured provoking adulation left and right, and
won the Oscars. Challenging movies                Can a Hollywood that’s willing to put
                                                                                                            out slowly over several months — a several key fi lms like “127 Hours” (from
like “No Country for Old Men” and                 an intelligent, talky, borderline artistic
                                                                                                            director known for his quirky, artistic Oscar-winner Danny Boyle) about to be
“There Will Be Blood” dom inated                  film about actual social issues into 3,000
                                                                                                            and obsessive projects, a cast of relative thrown into the mix.
the conversation in the former year,              theaters in its opening weekend (in a
                                                                                                            unknowns, a lack of explosions. But as          Not even cou nt ing t he potent ial
while zero-to-hero audience and critical          month that’s not December) still exist?
                                                                                                            two weeks atop the box office prove, surprises and the left-field knockouts,
                                                                                                            maybe audiences want some heavy doses this is a year for Hollywood to prove
                                                                                                            of intelligent, challenging films from it self, to st a nd proud ly beh i nd it s
                                                                                                            the big studios.                              product and say it can give directors
                                                                                                               “Inception’s” success is further proof enough power and cont rol to make
                                                                                                            to this — fans did not see it two or three the movies they want to make and that
                                                                                                            times simply because of the cool action there is still a market in America for
                                                                                                            scenes. They f locked to it en masse thought-provoking dramas outside the
                                                                                                            because director Christopher Nolan art house.
                                                                                                            crafted a fi lm that attacked the mind as        Regardless of how the awards season
                                                                                                            much as it reveled in exploring it.           shape s up i n t he com i ng mont h s,
                                                                                                               And with “Toy Story 3,” “True Grit” regardless of how these fi lms play out,
                                                                                                            (due out Ch r ist mas day) , “Shut ter “The Social Network” and “Inception”
                                                                                                            Island,” “How to Train Your Dragon,” prove one t h i ng — aud ience s a re
                                                                                                            “Hereaf ter” (releasing next Friday) hungry for ideas. That’s entertainment.
                                                                                                            and “The Town” already stealing buzz
                                                                                                            about whether or not they can contend
                                                                                                            i n O s c a r ’s e x p a nde d 10 -nom i ne e
                                                                                                            slate for Best Picture, it looks like big
                                                                             Courtesy of MCT Campus         Hollywood is back.
“Inception” blew viewers’ minds not only with its stellar visual effects, but with the                         This is, of course, not to suggest Comments on this story?
complexity of plot and character alike, orchestrated by director Christopher Nolan.                         t hat t he i ndependent world hasn’t E-mail

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until later, you lose valuable   equipment. Fresh air and good
                                                                                AQUA R IUS
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the oldest team member.
                                 company make the day sweet.
                                                                           Hopef u l ly, you have t he            Miranda Lambert Is Coming!
                                    LIBRA Take extra time                  supplies to utilize your talents.
  GEMINI          Co-workers
must act as a unit to achieve
best results today. Blend your
                                 with your appearance today.
                                 A difficult task seems easier
                                 when you know you look your
                                                                           The results are so great that
                                                                           they move others to tears.
                                                                           This is a good thing.
talents into your projects.      best. Relax at home in private
You achieve almost seamless      celebration.
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                                                                                                               1 Fitzgerald forte
                                                                           person designs the boundaries       5 Karate award
                                    S COR PIO           To d a y           of today’s lesson. Do your          9 Sail supports
  C A NCER Someone               you see the value of recent               homework carefully to get the       14 Word after dial or
grabs the leadership position    efforts. Stress eases when you            most from your research.            earth
and causes some stress. To       see the light at the end of the                                               15 7-Down user
maintain creative output,        tunnel. Take care with written
                                                                             PIS C ES A group                  16 Just kept yakking
                                                                           member decides to grab the          17 One executing a
remind them of their core        communications.
                                                                           chief’s role. Go along with         takeoff?
commitments. Acknowledge
the team.
                                    S AGI T T A R I US                     this for today in order to get      18 Nevada’s __ 51
                                 Passionate dreams come true               anything done. Make logical         19 Go Dutch
  LEO      Focus intensely       today, by combining efforts               changes for best effect.            20 Iron ore, to a steel
                                                                                                               23 66, famously: Abbr.
                                                                                                               24 Lisa, to Bart
                                                                                                               25 Certain park visitor
                                                                                             10/13/10          27 Pollutant banned in
                                                                                                               the U.S. in 1979
                                                                                                               30 Cold War craft
                                                                                                               33 Available without
                                                                                                               an Rx
                                                                                                               34 Seller of an Inverted
                                                                                                               Jenny, perhaps
                                                                                                               40 Don Juan’s mother        10 Hot tub       Solution for 10/12/10
                                                                                                               41 Little white thing       sound
                                                                                                               42 Co-star of Joel in the   11 Dog’s
                                                                                                               film “Cabaret”               warning
                                                                                                               43 Guns with a caliber      12 Rich cake
                                                                                                               between 105 and 155         13 Villain’s
                                                                                                               millimeters                 look
                                                                                                               48 Jackson-to-Tupelo dir.   21 Gets in
                                                                                                               49 Corn syrup brand         one’s sights,
                                                                                                               50 Glasgow negative         with “at”
                                                                                                               51 ‘70s Robert Blake cop    22 Youngest
                                                                                                               show                        to reach 500
                                                                                                               55 Odd man’s place?         HRs
                                                                                                               57 Schooner contents        26 Stud
                                                                                                               58 Buxom, facetiously       declaration
                                                                     Solution from 10/12/10                    64 Six-Day War site         27 Like Miss
                                                                                                               66 Like many deli orders    Manners
                                                                                                               67 Suffix for the well-to-   28 Prop for
                                                                                                               do                          Astaire                        56 It gets burnt a lot
                                                                                                               68 Is after                 29 Raised                      59 New Mexico athlete
                                                                                                               69 Israel’s first UN         31 Inaugural ball, e.g.        60 Word of mock horror
                                                                                                               ambassador                  32 Self-satisfied smile         61 Sneaky trick
                                                                                                               70 Concrete piece           35 Salon or Slate              62 Paleozoic et al.
                                                                                                               71 __ a time                36 Anti-fur farming gp.        63 Belles at balls
                                                                                                               72 Dowsing tools            37 A house may have one        65 Wanted poster abbr.
                                                                                                               73 Tracy’s Trueheart        on it
                                                                                                                                           38 Cornell who founded
                                                                                                               Down                        Cornell
                                                                                                               1 Dallas Cowboys emblem     39 “Hellzapoppin’”
                                                                                                               2 Lola’s club               (1941) actress Martha
                                                                                                               3 From square one           44 Loosen, as a cap
                                                                                                               4 What adversaries may      45 __ out: dispense
                                                                                                               come to                     46 T-shirt transfers
                     Columbia Charlotte Shuttle                                                                5 Scrams                    47 Like many rock bands
     Hey nts!     The Charlotte Airport Just Got Closer                                                        6 Rochester’s love          51 __ profundo: low voice
                                                                                                                                           52 Xenophobe’s fear
       de                                                                                                      7 Rake’s look
                                                                                                                                           53 Zellweger of “Chicago”
              $49 each way • Pick up/drop off at USC                                                           8 Pattern baldness, e.g.
                                                                                                               9 Flintstone’s boss         54 Let out, perhaps
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                                                       A LETDOWN
                                                     Gamecocks look to keep momentum rolling
                                                   after program-changing win over No. 1 Alabama
                                                                                    Chris Cox
                                                                                  SPORTS EDITOR

         OU T H C A ROLI NA H A D just put t he             that was a lot of fun we had that one night in Columbia.’      “We’re not a great team where we just show up and
         finishing touches on the biggest win in school      We’ve got to build on it. We really do. We have to build    play,” Spurrier said. “We have to play with a lot of fire,
         history.                                           on it.”                                                     effort and smarts. And if we do that, obviously we’re a
   But soon after the Gamecocks had taken out top-             The letdown.                                             pretty good team.”
ranked Alabama, coach Steve Spurrier quickly diverted          It happens in sports every year. All sports. From           Senior tailback Brian Maddox certainly agrees. He
his attention elsewhere.                                    football to racquetball.                                    was a freshman at South Carolina in 2007 when the
   “Hopefully we can get ready for Kentucky next week          Just ask Alabama. The Tide had gone through              Gamecocks raced to a 6-1 record and a No. 6 national
— Vandy, Tennessee and on down the line — and try to        two gut-wrenching weeks against nationally ranked           ranking.
improve on this,” Spurrier said. “We’re not going to talk   opponents. First it was Arkansas, where Nick Saban had         Then came the lowly Vanderbilt Commodores, whose
about this game too much longer after [Sunday] and get      to eke out a win against Ryan Mallett and the Hogs.         17-6 upset win in Columbia jump-started a USC tailspin
ready for our next game against Kentucky.”                     Then came the No. 7 Florida Gators. Sure, it was a       that resulted in a 6-6 record without a bowl appearance.
   Wait, what?                                              mismatch from the start, but the emotions certainly            “We’ve got to treat those games just like we treated
   Coach, the Gamecocks just nabbed their only win          seemed to drain the Tide.                                   [Alabama],” Maddox said. “We can’t say, ‘Oh, we’ll go
over a No. 1 team in the program’s long and often brutal       Entering last Saturday’s game at Williams-Brice          up there and kill these guys because we beat the No.
history.                                                    Stadium, No. 1 opponents were 1-5 on the road against       1 team in the nation.’ We’ve got to treat it just like we
   Did we mention that Florida lost to LSU, and South       Top 25 teams in games after they had defeated a Top 10      treated this one.”
Carolina now has sole possession of first place in the       squad at home.                                                 Even last season the Gamecocks saw a season-ending
ultra-competitive SEC East?                                    Gamecock fans certainly know how that trend              letdown. South Carolina knocked off No. 4 Ole Miss
   “Hopefully it will be something we can build on,”        continued.                                                  and went just 4-5 the remainder of the year.
Spurrier continued. “But if we go up to Kentucky and           So how can the Gamecocks avoid a similar letdown
go to Vandy and get beat, we’ll look back and say, ‘Man,    against the Wildcats Saturday in Lexington?                                     KENTUCKY ● 3B

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Garcia recognized after upset win
                                                      In last year’s 28-26 victory, Garcia threw
                                                  for 233 yards and three touchdowns in what
                                                  turned out to be the coming-out party
                                                  for wide receiver Alshon Jeffery. Jeffery
                                                  finished with seven receptions for 138 yards

                                                  and caught all three of Garcia’s touchdowns.
         nG                                           “The catches he had were unbelievable,”
            a r ci a
                     v s. U K d efe ns e
                                                  Garcia said. “The one-handed catches, the
                                                  catches over several people — it was really
 Quarterback earns national                           Wit h Jef fer y com ing of f a sim ilar
                                                  performance against the Crimson Tide,
awards after Alabama victory                      continued success between the two — and
                                                  the rest of the receiving corps, for that
  Ryan Velasquez                                  matter — could prove to be the difference
                                                  this weekend.
                                                      “As everyone across the nation has seen, if
   Two weeks ago, Stephen Garcia was at
                                                  you throw the ball up to him, there’s a very
the center of criticism. He fumbled twice
                                                  high percentage that he’s going to come
in South Carolina’s 35-27 loss to Auburn,
                                                  down with it,” Garcia said. “It’s very nice to
was benched with six minutes remaining
                                                  have a receiver like that, but we have several
in the game and was thought by many to
                                                  receivers that I’m very confident in. He’s just
be in danger of losing his job as starting
                                                  one of them. ”
                                                      Carolina’s last trip to Lexington, Ky.,
   How things have changed. Fresh off a
                                                  provided the first glimpses of brilliance
17-for-20 passing performance for 201 yards
                                                  from Garcia. Trailing 17-14 near the end
and three touchdowns in Carolina’s 35-21
                                                  of the third quarter with quarterback
upset of then-No. 1 Alabama, the junior
                                                  Chris Smelley struggling to produce
from Lutz, Fla., has found himself on the
                                                  points, Spurrier sent in Garcia for his first
opposite end of the spectrum as he prepares
                                                  significant action at the collegiate level. In
for Saturday’s showdown at Kentucky.
                                                  his first possession, he completed four passes
   For his efforts over the weekend, Garcia
                                                  on a 12-play, 60-yard drive that resulted in a
was named National Offensive Player of
                                                  Ryan Succop field goal to tie it up.
the Week by the Walter Camp Football
                                                      After the defense forced a three-and-out,
Foundation, as well as SEC Offensive Player
                                                  Garcia proceeded to lead the offense once
of the Week and Davey O’Brien National
                                                  again with a six-play, 58-yard drive that
Quarterback of the Week . Despite being
                                                  ended with a 7-yard touchdown pass to
thrust into the national spotlight, however,
                                                  tight end Weslye Saunders that put the                                                                                  Richard Pearce / THE DAILY GAMECOCK
Garcia hasn’t lost sight of what lies ahead.
                                                  Gamecocks ahead 24-17 and allowed them             USC quarterback Stephen Garcia cheers to the crowd during Saturday’s win over Alabama.
   “It’s one game. That’s the way I’m looking
                                                  to escape with a victory.
at it,” Garcia said. “I don’t think I’ve really
                                                      “It was probably luck y more t ha n
done anything to silence any critics. I think
                                                  anything,” Garcia said. “I kind of just made
the only way to silence anybody is to meet
                                                  some throws, and some of the guys made
our goals, which are to play in and win the
                                                  some excellent catches. Fortunately, we were
SEC Championship. That’s really the only
                                                  able to get out of there with a win.”
way I think any critics can be silenced.”
                                                      Making his return to Commonwealth
   Besides putting up solid numbers and
                                                  Stadium and facing a secondary that’s
providing a leader’s presence in Saturday’s
                                                  allowed 153.2 yards per game so far this
victory, Garcia was a better decision maker
                                                  year, Garcia knows he and the rest of the
and managed to avoid turnovers for much of
                                                  offense have a challenge in front of them.
the afternoon, accomplishments that caught
                                                  Taking the same approach he has all season,
the eye of coach Steve Spurrier.
                                                  however, he’s confident they can overcome
   “Stephen is think ing much better,”
Spurrier said. “His thinking was very good
                                                      “They’re a very talented group of guys
Saturday. Hopefully he can continue doing
                                                  — very fast and very physical,” Garcia said.
that. He’s throwing the ball better, and he’s
                                                  “They know what coach Spurrier likes to
throwing with guys rushing at him now.
                                                  do; they know about Alshon and Marcus
That was by far his best game. The key is
                                                  [Lattimore]. They’re going to be gunning
trying to do it again and again and again.
                                                  for us, but we know that. We’ve just got
Our sport is a 12-game season.”
                                                  to prepare like we would against any other
   With his focus on game six of said season,
                                                  team and just do what we’ve got to do.”
Garcia will look to continue to perform at a
high level Saturday against the Wildcats —
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a team he’s had considerable success against
during his tenure at Carolina.                    E-mail                   USC quarterback Stephen Garcia audibles at the line of scrimmage against Alabama.

Linebackers look to declaw Wildcats
                                                                                                                                                             season. In last week’s win over Alabama,
                                                                                                                                                             Dickerson had the second-highest number
                                                                                                                                                             of tackles on the day for the Gamecocks
                                                                                                                                                             with seven, and Straughter added a tackle of

                                                                                                                                                             his own. In the Gamecocks’ 17-6 win over
                                                                                                                                                    c   ke   Georgia, Dickerson again had seven tackles
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                                                                                                          ru n                          li n e               on the day, and Straughter came in with four
                                                                                                                 ni n g ga
                                                                                                                           m e vs. U SC                      as well.
                                                                                                                                                                Coming into this weekend’s contest with
                                                                                                                                                             the Wildcats (3-3, 0-3 SEC), one of the
                                                                                                         Straughter, Dickerson                               biggest threats that UK poses on offense is
                                                                                                       attempt to stifle UK attack                            wide receiver/quarterback Randall Cobb.
                                                                                                                                                             Cobb scored four touchdowns on Saturday
                                                                                                         Ed Neuhaus                                          against Auburn. Against the Gamecocks
                                                                                                         THE DAILY GAMECOCK                                  last season, Cobb rushed for one touchdown
                                                                                                                                                             and caught another. The junior has drawn
                                                                                                        Linebackers Tony Straughter and Josh
                                                                                                                                                             comparisons to Auburn’s Cam Newton, who
                                                                                                     Dickerson pose a threat to the Kentucky
                                                                                                                                                             tore apart the Gamecock defense last month.
                                                                                                     Wildcat s of fense t h is weekend. The
                                                                                                                                                             But Gamecock free safety D.J. Swearinger
                                                                                                     magnitude of this threat can most effectively
                                                                                                                                                             compared Cobb to another player.
                                                                                                     be verbalized in the nickname that the two
                                                                                                                                                                “He’s more like a [Dexter] McCluster
                                                                                                     have given themselves.
                                                                                                                                                             from Ole Miss, but he’s a bigger guy,”
                                                                                                        “We call ourselves the weapons of mass
                                                                                                                                                             Swearinger said. “Not as quick, but they
                                                                                                     destruction,” Straughter said.
                                                                                                                                                             give him the ball just as much as they did
                                                                                                        Straughter said the nickname emerged
                                                                  Sam Bennett / THE DAILY GAMECOCK                                                           McCluster.”
                                                                                                     when he and Dickerson were teammates at
Linebacker Josh Dickerson makes a tackle in South Carolina’s 17-6 win over Georgia.                                                                             Straughter compared Cobb to yet another
                                                                                                     Georgia Military College. The two seniors
                                                                                                                                                             player, rather than Newton. He also related
                                                                                                     have stepped up for the Gamecocks (4-1, 2-1
                                                                                                                                                             the style of Wildcat offense that UK runs to
                                                                                                     SEC) this season, with Straughter replacing
                                                                                                                                                             that of Auburn.
                                                                                                     the injured Shaq Wilson at weakside
                                                                                                                                                                “Their style of running their Wildcat is
                                                                                                     linebacker and Dickerson spending time at
                                                                                                                                                             a lot different compared with Cam. Cam’s
                                                                                                     middle linebacker.
                                                                                                                                                             a lot more physical in my opinion than
                                                                                                        Dickerson and Straughter came into this
                                                                                                                                                             Cobb,” Straughter said. “Cobb’s a lot more
                                                                                                     season with uncertainty at their positions,
                                                                                                                                                             of a shaky guy who will get you out onto an
                                                                                                     as Wilson was injured before the season
                                                                                                                                                             open field and put a move to you. I’ve seen
                                                                                                     began, and linebacker Rodney Paulk returns
                                                                                                                                                             him lower his shoulders a few times, but
                                                                                                     this season after missing most of the 2009
                                                                                                                                                             I think he’s more of a Michael Vick type
                                                                                                     campaign due to injury. Straughter said that
                                                                                                                                                             quarterback when he’s back there.”
                                                                                                     while the two seniors may have come into
                                                                                                                                                                To get past the Wildcats, Dickerson
                                                                                                     the season under the radar, they won’t stay
                                                                                                                                                             and Straughter will both have to contain
                                                                                                     there for long.
                                                                                                                                                             Cobb and not allow him to have the type of
                                                                                                        “It’s not like we were out there a lot last
                                                                                                                                                             performance he had against the Tigers last
                                                                                                     year and we were the guys making huge
                                                                                                                                                             week. Straughter insisted that the duo will
                                                                                                     sacks at critical moments in the game,”
                                                                                                                                                             continue to have an impact this season.
                                                                                                     Straughter said. “But we were out there
                                                                                                                                                                “Me and him are over here — the weapons
                                                                                                     making a few plays here and there. I still
                                                                                                                                                             of mass destruction — so they can come
                                                                                                     think people are trying to figure us out. In
                                                                                                                                                             over from Iraq and stop looking.”
                                                                                                     due time, they’re going to figure out who
                                                                                                     we are.”
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                                                                                                                                 KENTUCKY ● Continued              come December, they’ll
                                                                                                                                       from 1B                     have to.
                                                                                                                                                                       The combined overall
                                                                                                                                   “I t h in k t h is team is
                                                                                                                                                                   record of South Carolina’s
                                                                                                                               very mature, as opposed
                                                                                                                                                                   next t hree opponents –
                                                                                                                               to prev ious teams t hat
                                                                                                                                                                   Kentucky, Vanderbilt and
                                                                                                                               I ’ v e b e e n o n ,” j u n io r
                                                                                                                                                                   Tennessee – is just 8-10.
                                                                                                                               quarterback Stephen
                                                                                                                                                                       In conference play, those
                                                                                                                               G a rc ia sa id. “ We beat
                                                                                                                                                                   teams are 1-7.
                                                                                                                               Ole Miss last year, but we
                                                                                                                                                                       The Gamecocks
                                                                                                                               didn’t do anything with
                                                                                                                                                                   w ill u ndoubtedly be
                                                                                                                               the season. I think this
                                                                                                                                                                   favored i n a l l t h ree of
                                                                                                                               group of guys — we’re a
                                                                                                                                                                   t hose matchups. A nd if
                                                                                                                               lot more mature and a lot
                                                                                                                                                                   they avoid the letdown,
                                                                                                                               more focused on the end
                                                                                                                                                                   they’ll welcome possibly
                                                                                                                               result. Like I said, it was
                                                                                                                                                                   the biggest game of the
                                                                                                                               one game and we played
                                                                                                                                                                   Steve Spurrier era against
                                                                                                                               extremely well, but we’ve
                                                                                                                                                                   Arkansas come November
                                                                                                                               got to play like that every
                                                                                                                                                                   with the Eastern Division
                                                                                                                               week. And I think a lot of
                                                                                                                                                                   t it le potent ially on t he
                                                                                                                               the guys really understand
                                                                                                                                                                       “We do have a chance
                                                                                                                                   The Gamecocks look
                                                                                                                                                                   to win the East. We have
                                                                                                                               to avoid letdow n s a nd
                                                                                                                                                                   a chance. We may not.
                                                                                                                               disasters like that this time
                                                                                                                                                                   We may fall on our face.
                                                                                                                               around, and it starts with
                                                                                                                                                                   I don’t k now what w ill
                                                                                                                               Kentucky on Saturday.
                                                                                                                                                                   happen,” Spurrier said.
                                                                                                                                   “I think this is a
                                                                                                                                                                   “The opportunity is there
                                                                                                                               whole new team,” senior
                                                                                                                                                                   because we’re not a lot
                                                                                                                               linebacker Josh Dickerson
                                                                                                                                                                   better than those teams,
                                                                                                                               said. “A lot of teams in the
                                                                                                                                                                   b u t w e c a n p l a y w it h
                                                                                                                               past after big wins have
                                                                                                                                                                   those teams we’re facing.
                                                                                                                               made bad choices and lost
                                                                                                                                                                   Whether or not we can get
                                                                                                                               games they were supposed
                                                                                                                                                                   ourselves ready and play
                                                                                                                               to win. But I think this
                                                                                                                                                                   well remains to be seen.
                                                                                                                               is a more mat u re team
                                                                                                                                                                       “We all try to learn from
                                                                                                                               and we’ll overcome that.
                                                                                                                                                                   history. History tells us
                                                                                                                                                                   teams that have a big win
                                                                                                                                   Sout h Carol i na has
                                                                                                                                                                   don’t do well the next time.
                                                                                                                               k no c k e d of f B i g Blu e
                                                                                                                                                                   I can go back to our days
                                                                                                                               10 consecut ive t imes –
                                                                                                                                                                   at Florida when we lost to
                                                                                                                               t he longe st st rea k t he
                                                                                                                                                                   a team, they lost the next
                                                                                                                               Gamecocks have against
                                                                                                                                                                   week. We’re just trying to
                                                                                                                               any FBS opponent.
                                                                                                                                                                   learn from history.”
                                                                                                                                   Meanwhile, the Head
                                                                                                                                                                       A nd t he G amecock s’
                                                                                                                               Ba l l C oac h w i l l sho ot
                                                                                                                                                                   ultimate goal is to get to
                                                                                                                               for his 18th consecutive
                                                                                                                                                                   Atlanta and the Georgia
                                                                                                                               victor y against t he
                                                                                                                                                                   Dome to compete in that
                                                                                                                               W i ldcat s, as he enters
                                                                                                                                                                   t it le game. That won’t
                                                                                                                               S at u r d a y ’s m at c hu p a
                                                                                                                                                                   happen without winning
                                                                                                                               perfect 17-0 against UK.
                                                                                                                                                                   on the Bluegrass.
                                                                                                                                   But a closer look at the
                                                                                                                                                                       “That’s the thing that
                                                                                                                               numbers provides a more
                                                                                                                                                                   coach Spurrier has been
                                                                                                                               interesting tale.
                                                                                                                                                                   t a l k i ng about ,” G a rcia
                                                                                        Richard Pearce / THE DAILY GAMECOCK        The average margin of
                                                                                                                                                                   said. “He said we can easily
USC senior linebacker Rodney Paulk sacks Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium.                  victory for the Gamecocks
                                                                                                                                                                   lose to Kentucky if we’re
                                                                                                                               over the last eight meetings
                                                                                                                                                                   not focused … We’ve got
                                                                                                                               with the Cats is just 9.25.
                                                                                                                                                                   a big challenge ahead of us
                                                                                                                               Since 2000, the average
                                                                                                                                                                   and we’re just taking it one
                                                                                                                               m a rg i n of v ic t or y f or
                                                                                                                                                                   game at a time.”
                                                                                                                               USC in Commonwealth
                                                                                                                                                                       T he basketba l l tea m
                                                                                                                               Stadium is just 5.2.
                                                                                                                                                                   k nocked of f No. 1
                                                                                                                                   And the Gamecocks’ last
                                                                                                                                                                   Kent uck y and failed to
                                                                                                                               win on the road against a
                                                                                                                                                                   make the postseason.
                                                                                                                               conference opponent? Way
                                                                                                                                                                       The baseball team
                                                                                                                               back in 2008 against none
                                                                                                                                                                   knocked off No. 1 Arizona
                                                                                                                               other than Kentucky.
                                                                                                                                                                   State and won the College
                                                                                                                                   The Gamecocks
                                                                                                                                                                   World Series.
                                                                                                                               w i l l h ave a c h a nc e t o
                                                                                                                                                                       The football team
                                                                                                                               vanquish t heir road
                                                                                                                                                                   k no c k e d of f No. 1.
                                                                                                                               demons Saturday, and if
                                                                                                                               they do, Spurrier knows
                                                                                                                                                                       Now t he quest ion is,
                                                                                                                               the implications it could
                                                                                                                                                                   how will they respond?
                                                                                                                               potentially have.
                                                                                                                                                                       “[Spurrier is] saying that
                                                                                                                                   “Our last road victory
                                                                                                                                                                   histor y is histor y. He’s
                                                                                                                               wa s N.C . St ate i n t he
                                                                                                                                                                   not worried about what’s
                                                                                                                               opening game of last year,”
                                                                                                                                                                   been going on with South
                                                                                                                               Spurrier said. “We’ve not
                                                                                                                                                                   Ca rol i na i n t he pa st ,”
                                                                                                                               been good on the road, and
                                                                                                                                                                   Garcia said. “He’s focused
                                                                                                                               we’ll try our best to change
                                                                                                                                                                   on what today brings and
                                                                                                                               that. This is one of the
                                                                                                                                                                   the future of the team for
                                                                                                                               biggest games in school
                                                                                                                                                                   this year. He’s not worried
                                                                                                                               history for us to see if we
                                                                                                                                                                   about next year or last year
                                                                                                                               can come back from last
                                                                                                                                                                   or anything.
                                                                                                                               week and play well.”
                                                                                                                                                                       “ He’s wor r ied ab out
                                                                                                                                   Su re, K ent uck y m ay
                                                                                                                                                                   K e nt u c k y. A n d t h at ’s
                                                                                                                               enter Saturday’s matchup
                                                                                                                                                                   trickling down to all the
                                                                                                                               winless in the SEC, but
                                                                                                                                                                   players. We understand
                                                                                                                               it’s a game in which South
                                                                                                                                                                   that. We have a chance to
                                                                                                                               Carolina desperately wants
                                                                                                                                                                   have a very special year
                                                                                                                               to keep it s moment u m
                                                                                                                                                                   this year. And that’s the
                                                                                                                                   If the Gamecocks have
                                                                                                                               dreams of going to t he
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South Carolina senior tailback Brian Maddox drags the pile in the Gamecocks’ upset win over the Alabama Crimson Tide.                                    


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        Illinois at Michigan State                     Michigan State           Michigan State               Michigan State                Michigan State               Michigan State
           Maryland at Clemson                            Clemson                  Maryland                     Clemson                      Maryland                      Maryland
             Texas at Nebraska                            Nebraska                 Nebraska                    Nebraska                      Nebraska                      Nebraska
            Arkansas at Auburn                            Arkansas                  Auburn                     Arkansas                        Auburn                       Auburn
              Iowa at Michigan                              Iowa                     Iowa                      Michigan                         Iowa                       Michigan
         Ohio State at Wisconsin                         Ohio State               Wisconsin                    Ohio State                    Wisconsin                    Wisconsin
          Missouri at Texas A&M                          Texas A&M                Texas A&M                   Texas A&M                     Texas A&M                     Texas A&M
      Oklahoma State at Texas Tech                     Oklahoma State           Oklahoma State                Texas Tech                    Texas Tech                  Oklahoma State
            Ole Miss at Alabama                           Alabama                  Alabama                      Alabama                       Alabama                      Alabama
              USC at Kentucky                               USC                      USC                          USC                           USC                          USC

           Last Week’s Standings:                       Last Week: 7-3              Last Week: 7-3            Last Week: 3-7               Last Week: 5-5               Last Week: 4-6
                  Overall:                              Overall: 36-14              Overall: 35-15             Overall: 31-19               Overall: 39-11               Overall: 31-19
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West division teams collide in SEC matchup
                                        Arkansas, Auburn battle for position in Southeastern Conference standings
                                                                                              Isabelle Khurshudyan
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                   No. 12 Arkansas @ No. 7 Auburn
                                                   After a close game against Kentucky, Auburn
                                                 faces one of its toughest tests thus far against
                                                 Arkansas. The Razorbacks are coming off a close
                                                 game of their own against Texas A&M, after nearly
                                                 upsetting Alabama the week before. The Auburn
                                                 defense will have to stop Arkansas quarterback
                                                 Ryan Mallett, who threw for 310 yards against
                                                 the Aggies — the fifth time he’s cracked 300
                                                 this season — but if the Razorbacks expect to
                                                 win at Auburn, they will have to have increased
                                                 production in the running game to loosen up the
                                                 passing lanes for Mallett. The Arkansas defense                                                                             Jay LePrete / The Associated Press
                                                 will also have the challenge of stopping Auburn
                                                 quarterback Cameron Newton, who ran for 198
                                                 yards and four touchdowns, while passing for
                                                                                                                                                           No. 1 Ohio State @
                                                 210 yards. The key in this SEC matchup will be
                                                 which defense can have its way with the Heisman-
                                                                                                                                                            No. 18 Wisconsin
              Ed Reinke / The Associated Press   hopeful quarterbacks.
                                                                                                                                                        This is Ohio State’s first week as
                                No. 15 Iowa @ Michigan                                                                                                the No. 1 team in the nation, and
   If the Iowa Hawkeyes are looking for                                                                                                               the last thing the Buckeyes need is a
 a blueprint for how to expose Michigan                                                                                                               loss to Wisconsin. The Badgers rolled
 quarterback Denard Robinson, they should                                                                                                             past Minnesota in a 41-23 victory,
 call Michigan State, seeing as how the                                                                                                               but have yet to face an offense like
 Spartans were successful at it. The Michigan                                                                                                         Ohio State’s, particularly in the case
 quarterback threw three costly interceptions                                                                                                         of Terrelle Pryor, who’s having his best
 against MSU, but coach Rich Rodriguez is                                                                                                             season. Pryor had 334 yards and three
 looking to rebound at home against the                                                                                                               touchdown passes in Ohio State’s 38-
 Hawkeyes, as Michigan is off to its best start                                                                                                       10 win over Indiana. It was coach Jim
 since he took over the helm as head coach.                                                                                                           Tressel’s 100th win with the Buckeyes.
 The Wolverines will have a challenge against                                                                                                         Furthermore, the Wisconsin secondary
 Iowa, however, as it is coming off a bye week                                                                                                        surrendered three passing touchdowns
 and has had plenty of time to prepare for the                                                                                                        to Minnesota, and if the Badgers have
 threat of Robinson. Michigan’s defense will                                                                                                          that kind of a breakdown against Ohio
 have to step up against Iowa’s offense, as                                                                                                           State, they can kiss their national
 quarterback Ricky Stanzi and running back                                                                                                            ranking goodbye. If Wisconsin expects
 Adam Robinson have been equally efficient in                                                                                                          the No. 1 team in the nation to upset
 the offense scheme, averaging 254.2 yards                                                                                                            for the second straight week, they will
 passing and 172.2 yards rushing through the                                                                                                          not only have to force costly turnovers
 first five games of the season.                                                                                                                        but capitalize on them.
                                                                                                           Charlie Neibergall/ The Associated Press

                                                                                                                       Texas @ No. 5 Nebraska
                                                                              Not many have forgotten the last time Nebraska and
                                                                            Texas played each other, seeing as how it was the Big
                                                                            12 Championship, and one second was put back on
                                                                            the clock after time initially expired on Colt McCoy’s
                                                                            incomplete pass. Texas kicked a field goal afterward
                                                                            to win the game by a point. As Nebraska hosts the
                                                                            Longhorns on Saturday, the Cornhuskers seek to
                                                                            avenge last year’s loss. Texas is looking to rebound
                                                                            from two consecutive losses at the hands of UCLA and
                                                                            Oklahoma, but in order to beat the Cornhuskers, the
                                                                            Longhorns will need more production out of its special
                                                                            teams and defense, which has had only one combined
                                                                            touchdown this season. Texas may have had a week
                                                                            off to think about its last two losses, but Nebraska has
                                                                            had months to think about its 1-point loss to Texas in
                                    Jim R. Bounds / The Associated Press    the Big 12 Championship.                                                                       Charlie Riedeli / The Associated Press
          Maryland @ Clemson
                                                                                                                    Illinois @ No. 13 Michigan State
  Clemson has suffered three straight                                                                                                    After a big win over Penn State, the Fighting
losses and is looking to bounce back                                                                                                  Illini travel to the undefeated Michigan State.
against Maryland at home. The Terps are                                                                                               For MSU, Saturday’s 34-17 win over in-state
4-1 and are sitting in second place in the                                                                                            rival Michigan marked the first game back for
Atlantic Division of the ACC after a 21-16                                                                                            coach Mark Dantonio following his heart attack
win against Duke. While Duke had more                                                                                                 suffered after an overtime win over Notre
total offense than Maryland, the Blue Devils                                                                                          Dame. MSU didn’t have a single turnover against
had two turnovers, something Clemson                                                                                                  Michigan, while forcing Michigan quarterback
will have to be wary of as the Tigers look                                                                                            Denard Robinson into three interceptions.
to win their first ACC game. Furthermore,                                                                                              Against Penn State, Illinois had two turnovers
Clemson will need more production from                                                                                                of its own, and a key factor in the game will
its defense as it gave up 179 total yards                                                                                             be who can win the turnover battle. If Illinois
and two touchdowns to North Carolina in                                                                                               intends on upsetting Michigan State, it’ll need
the loss on Saturday. The Jamie Harper and                                                                                            to stop Spartan quarterback Kirk Cousins,
Andre Ellington rushing attack will have to                                                                                           who threw for 284 yards and a score against
compile more than 91 combined rushing                                                                                                 Michigan. Furthermore, the Illini need to be wary
yards if it intends on avenging last season’s                                                                                         of the rushing attack as the Spartans tallied 249
24-21 loss to Maryland.                                                                                                               rushing yards in their win as well.
                                                                                                    Al Goldis/ The Associated Press

          No. 21 Missouri @ Texas A&M                                                                           No. 20 Oklahoma State @ Texas Tech

                                                                     Mike Fuentes / The Associated Press
                                                                                                                                                                                 Jose Yau/ The Associated Press
  A week removed from nearly upsetting Arkansas, the
Aggies are hungry for a win this week as they host Missouri.                                                    Texas Tech quarterback Taylor Potts reminded everyone
Unfortunately for Texas A&M, Missouri is on a streak and                                                      why he’s regarded as one of the most dangerous
is currently undefeated. If the Aggies intend to hand the                                                     quarterbacks in college football on Saturday as he threw
Tigers their first loss, they’ll need to see the same defensive                                                for a career-high 462 yards and four touchdowns in the win
unit that held the Arkansas offense to just three points                                                      over Baylor. Texas Tech also rushed for a season-high 173
and 125 yards in the second half, but they’ll need it all                                                     yards in the win. As the Red Raiders host Oklahoma State
game. Furthermore, Aggie quarterback Jerrod Johnson has                                                       this week, the Cowboys are hoping Saturday’s performance
had a string of subpar performances all season, and if the                                                    was just a fluke for Texas Tech. The Cowboys are undefeated
offense is going to succeed, it starts at the quarterback                                                     but committed several costly turnovers during their 54-28
position. Wide receiver Jeff Fuller is establishing himself                                                   victory over Louisiana-Lafayette. If new Texas Tech coach
as a threat to opposing defenses and can help the Aggies                                                      Tommy Tuberville is looking for a statement win for his first-
solve their offensive woes. Missouri quarterback Blaine                                                       year at Texas Tech, defeating Oklahoma State can certainly
Gabbert sustained an injury during the Tigers’ 26-0 win over                                                  be it.
Colorado, but he will still start on Saturday.
                                                                        The Daily Gamecock   ●   WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2010                                                                            PAGE 5B

                                         Kentucky Kernel sports editor talks Wildcats with The Daily Gamecock
                                                                        more, but that’s a small sample size to take anything from.              Keep in mind,
    WILL USC BE ABLE TO STOP THE                                        Offense is the strength of this team, and the best thing the          there’s an even
                                                                        defense can do at this point is force a few turnovers to give         bigger streak for
   DO-EVERYTHING RANDALL COBB?                                          the offense some extra possessions. But the defense hasn’t            U K going into
   The Gamecock defense certainly couldn’t stop Cobb last               even shown it can do that consistently. The defensive ends            t his game t han
year. He had two receptions for 62 yards and a touchdown                haven’t been able to generate a consistent pass rush, the safe-       just the 10-game
early, then took over as quarterback late in the game after             ties are making more plays against the run than linebackers           losing streak to
Mike Hartline was hurt and his backup was ineffective. Out              and the corners can be exploited. I’d expect to see a lot of          South Carolina.
of the Wildcat package, he almost single-handedly plowed                points this weekend, especially from the Gamecocks.                   The W ildcat s
down the field for a late touchdown that pulled UK within                                                                                      have never beaten
two points, only to be yanked and put back at receiver for                   WILL SATURDAY’S CLOSE LOSS                                       St e ve Spu r r ier
                the two-point conversion (which would be                                                                                      ( The V isor has
                the final margin of victory).                               TO AUBURN HAVE AN AFTEREFFECT                                      had a major hand
                   That being said, Cobb could be more                                                                                        i n Flor ida’s ac-
                dangerous as a receiver this year. And with                   AGAINST THE GAMECOCKS?                                          tive 24-game win
                tailback Derrick Locke doubtful with sting-                                                                                   streak against
                ers in both shoulders, he might be even                                                                                       Kentucky). People
                more important to the offense than normal.                                                                                    c e r t a i n l y k now
Ben Jones Quarterback Mike Hartline is playing the                                                                                            about the big los-
Sports Editor   best football of his life, and Cobb is reaping                                                                                ing streak to South
Kentucky Kernel the benefits. He’s still a major weapon out of                                                                                 Carolina and it’s a
                the Wildcats, and he’ll see some time there,                                                                                  little disconcerting,
                                                                                                                                                                                Sam Bennett / THE DAILY GAMECOCK
but he finally looks comfortable at receiver. There are times                                                                                  but to be hon-
when he simply refuses to be tackled. He’s a very good                                                                                        est, longer losing
football player — until the game is on the line. Then, he’s                                                                                   streaks against the Gators and Tennessee (25 and counting)
one of the best players you’ll ever see.                                                                                                      keep the attention of most UK fans. And while we’re being
   Also, keep an eye out for him in the kicking game. So                                                                                      honest, most UK fans still are more shocked that South
far this year, he’s had three rushing touchdowns, three                                                                                       Carolina beat Kentucky in basketball last year.
passing touchdowns, four receiving touchdowns and a punt                                                                                         Over the last couple years, I wondered how much longer
return for a touchdown. On his first career punt return for                                                                                    the streak could go on. Kentucky appeared to be rising
a touchdown last season, he scored despite there being a                                                                                      to the level of South Carolina as the Gamecocks spun
penalty on the coverage for interfering with his catch. He’s                                                                                  their wheels in fourth place in the East. But this year, the
that kind of player.                                                                                                                          Wildcats don’t look like they’re on the same level as the
                                                                                                                                              Gamecocks. Losing streaks are a part of life for Kentucky
       IS KENTUCKY’S DEFENSE GOOD                                                                                                             football fans, and while a lot of those streaks were broken in
                                                                                                                                              the last four years, there’s still a lot of work to be done.
          ENOUGH TO STOP GARCIA,                                                                           Ed Reinke / The Associated Press

  The UK defense has had trouble stopping everyone this
                                                                          This is a football program that is all too familiar with               GIVE US YOUR PREDICTION AND WHY.
                                                                        close losses. I don’t know how big of an effect that will
year. There are a couple solid players on this unit (remember
                                                                        have on the Wildcats, but I think they certainly know that               Kentucky has a knack for pulling out a victory in a
Danny Trevathan’s name), but it’s woefully short on talent
                                                                        they’re already 0-3 in conference play. They’ve done a good           game they have no business winning every once in a while,
when you stack it up against the rest of the SEC. Alshon
                                                                        job of bouncing back after a blowout at Florida and a close           and some UK fans might say this team is due. It’s hard to
Jeffery’s breakout game was against Kentucky last year,
                                                                        loss at Ole Miss, so there’s no reason to think there’ll be           imagine a time when the South Carolina game could have
when he had three touchdown receptions, and UK doesn’t
                                                                        a hangover this week. Kentucky will certainly be playing              more meaning for the Cats than this, already in an 0-3 hole
have anyone new to throw at him. Garcia is also much
                                                                        with its back against the wall, though, and that’s never good.        in conference while preparing for a Top 10 opponent. You
improved from last year, and Lattimore could be the most
                                                                        Kentucky has gone to bowl games for the last four years,              could also argue that this is a trap game for the Gamecocks
physical tailback UK has faced this season. It looks like the
                                                                        but that streak will come to an end unless they can turn it           after last week’s emotional win. Falling to 3-4 after starting
Gamecock offense has taken a major step forward this year
                                                                        around — quickly.                                                     the season 3-0 would put the Cats in a serious funk.
                                             and that spells trouble
                                                                          There hasn’t been a sense of urgency around this team for              But I don’t think the secondary is strong enough to hold
                                                       f o r U K ’s
                                                                        the last few weeks until they’re down by two touchdowns in            up against Jeffery, and I’m not sure the linebackers can
                                                                        the fourth quarter. If there was ever a time for them to get          bring down Lattimore on the first hit. Kentucky can cer-
                                                          K e n -
                                                                        that sense of urgency and rally during a week of practices,           tainly put up enough points to keep things exciting, but the
                                                      t uck y ’s
                                                                        this would be it. Lose this game, and the season is really on         Gamecocks should win this game as long as they don’t hurt
                                                      defense did
                                                                        the skids. Win it, and they’ve shown they can compete with            themselves. As long as the Gamecocks limit their turnovers
                                                      look bet ter
                                                                        anyone.                                                               and penalties and force the Wildcats to outplay them, they
                                                      in the sec-
                                                                                                                                              shouldn’t have an issue. I’d take the over on this game and
                                                      ond half of
                                                                                                                                              make sure you sit back and enjoy the fireworks.
                                                     the Auburn          ARE THE CATS AS SHOCKED ABOUT                                           South Carolina 37, Kentucky 28.
                                                     game when
                                                     it s t a r t e d    USC’S 10-GAME WINNING STREAK
                   Ed Reinke / The Associat                                                                                                   Comments on this story?
                                            ed Press blitzing            IN THE RIVALRY AS CAROLINA IS?                                       E-mail

                                                                                                           James Kratch
                                                                                                           ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR

                                                                                                         Mississippi State (4-2, 1-2) at
                                                                                                         No. 22 Florida (4-2, 2-2)
                                                                                                         7 p.m. on ESPNU
                                                                                                         UF -9.5
        What: No. 10 South Carolina (4-1, 2-1 SEC)                                                          M ississippi State a nd
                                                                                                         Flor ida have a bit of a
                  at Kentucky (3-3, 0-3 SEC)                                                             friendly rivalry brewing,
                 When: Saturday, Oct. 16, 6 p.m. ET                                                      thanks to the two men at
                                                                                                         the top. MSU head coach
          Where: Commonwealth Stadium, Lexington, Ky.                                                    Dan Mullen was offensive
                                                                                                         coord i nator for Urba n
                             TV: ESPN2                                                                   Meyer in Gainesville, and                                                   Jessica HIll / The Associated Press
    Radio: 107.5 FM in Columbia, XM channel 198, Sirius channel 215                                      the two have remained in
                                                                                                         touch despite parting ways.
                                                                                                                                              Vanderbilt takes on the Georgia Bulldogs this Saturday.
                           Line: USC -6.5                                                                   “We talk. I am not the
                                                                                                                                              great job with his staff and      to get in the habit of it,”
                                                                                                         kind of guy walking around
                                                                                                                                              keeping everyone involved,        Caldwell said. “We’ve been
                                                                                                         with the phone strapped to
   On the call: For ESPN2, Mark Jones will provide play-by-play with Bob                                                                      and he does a fabulous job        doing it every time we play
                                                                                                         my ear. I talk to my wife, the
                                                                                                                                              managing their program            early, and it seems to help.
   Davie providing color commentary. For 107.5, Todd Ellis and Tommy                                     players and the staff pretty
                                                                                                                                              from top to bottom.”              At first they didn’t want to
                                                                                                         regularly, but outside of that
   Suggs will be in the booth with Terry Cousin serving as the sideline                                  I am not frequent with a lot
                                                                                                                                                                                hear that, and afterwards
                                                                                                                                              Van d e r bil t (2- 3 , 1-1) a t  they say, ‘Coach, are we
   reporter. Andy Demetra and Brad Muller will provide the commentary                                    of other people. But we will         Georgia (2-4, 1-3)                going to get up early?’ So
   for the tape delay replay, which can be seen on SportSouth on Oct. 17                                 talk, I am assuming more             12 : 21 p . m . o n S EC          they are buying into it and
                                                                                                         after we get this game out of        Network
   at 8 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                    confident and are seeing
                                                                                                         the way because they roll off        UGA –14                           what we are trying to do so
   Injury report: For South Carolina, no major injuries have been reported.                              of our schedule for a couple
                                                                                                                                                 Road games are never           it’s all for them. They are all
                                                                                                         of years, so we won’t have to
   Shaq Wilson remains out, but outside of the junior linebacker, the                                    worry about that,” Mullen
                                                                                                                                              easy in the Southeastern          for it now.”
                                                                                                                                              Conference. But are they              Despite t he Bulldogs’
   Gamecocks are relatively healthy. Freshman tailback Marcus Lattimore                                  said. “We saw each other
                                                                                                                                              more manageable when              slow start, Caldwell says
   cracked his hand in the win over Alabama Saturday but returned to                                     last in Destin [Fla.] at the
                                                                                                                                              played early in the day?          that he expects the Dawgs
                                                                                                         SEC coaches meeting but
   action later in the game. For Kentucky, senior tailback Derrick Locke is                              there’s a lot going on, so we
                                                                                                                                              Va nderbi lt he ad coac h         to be a tough test.
                                                                                                                                              Robbie Caldwell isn’t sure,           “O f cou r se , we h ave
   doubtful after sustaining a stinger in a loss last Saturday to Auburn. The                            only got to talk a little bit.”
                                                                                                                                              but he does see the benefits.      to go into t heir house,
                                                                                                            Mullen credited Meyer
   running back is seventh in the nation in all-purpose yards. Additionally,                             for teaching him a great deal
                                                                                                                                                 “I don’t k now. We’ve          so it’s going to be quite a
   defensive end DeQuin Evans is doubtful with an ankle injury. Tight end                                                                     gotten up early. What we’ll       challenge. It looks like they
                                                                                                         about being a head coach.
                                                                                                                                              do for an early meeting like      are getting to full strength,
   Nick Melillo and safety Taiedo Smith are both questionable with an                                       “After being with him
                                                                                                                                              that, we’ll get up and have       and it’s going to be quite a
                                                                                                         for so many years, you pick
   ankle and groin injury, respectively.                                                                 up on ways to handle to so
                                                                                                                                              a 7 a.m. meeting and wake         task for us.”
                                                                                                                                              them all up and kiss them
   Forecast: Saturday’s forecast looks to have fairly cool weather, with                                 many different situations,”
                                                                                                                                              good morning and send
                                                                                                         Mullen said. “He has done
   a high of 67 degrees and a low near 40 degrees. Sunny skies are                                                                            them off to class and get
                                                                                                         a g reat job ever y where
   expected with no precipitation in the forecast.                                                                                            some breakfast and make Comments on this story?
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