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Dec 1, 2020
Basketball Week in Review: Women sweep, men split first pair of games

Basketball Week in Review: Women sweep, men split first pair of games

Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports If you’re wanting a distraction from football, it’s finally arrived. Basketball is back, and so is your opportunity to pay attention to something other than the South Carolina football team and its head-spinning coaching search! While the season is young — and we’ve already seen COVID-19 touch the men’s program, via a canceled exhibition game — here’s a quick week in review if you’ve been busy refreshing flight trackers and the like instead. No. 1 women roll in exhibition, pass a couple tests While the Gamecock men had...
Nov 30, 2020
South Carolina vs. Georgia: Game Balls

South Carolina vs. Georgia: Game Balls

Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports Another night game, another L Remember all the positives there were to discuss after the Missouri game? Feels like ages ago now. We saw the South Carolina defense take multiple steps back while the offense played, truthfully, how I expected them to. The backups on the defensive end played like backups, and I was grateful to even see the Cocks get 16 points considering the lack of protection the offensive line was giving and how no one could step up in Shi Smith’s place with the exception of Nick Muse. To credit Georgia, they also did an...
Nov 28, 2020
South Carolina struggles, falls 45-16 to Georgia

South Carolina struggles, falls 45-16 to Georgia

Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports Well, that wasn't terribly enjoyable. The South Carolina Gamecocks couldn't muster much of a challenge against the hated Georgia Bulldogs on an odd rivalry week, falling 45-16 on Saturday night in Columbia. The game wasn't competitive from the start, with the Gamecocks getting railroaded by the Bulldogs' offensive attack from the opening kickoff. The halftime deficit was "just" 28-10, with the South Carolina offense mustering a tepid response to stay within something resembling striking distance. Unfortunately, the second half only got worse...
Nov 28, 2020
South Carolina vs. Georgia Game Thread

South Carolina vs. Georgia Game Thread

A different Thanksgiving weekend than the usual. Last season, our South Carolina Gamecocks took out a No. 1-ranked Georgia Bulldogs squad in a stunner that remains the highlight of Will Muschamp’s career. In 2020, the situation couldn’t be more different, with Muschamp fired and the Gamecocks missing some of the stars that helped them pull off that titanic upset. Of course, it’s also bizarre because USC is playing the wrong rival this Thanksgiving weekend, with the Clemson game called off this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Any matchup against the Dawgs still has...
Nov 27, 2020
South Carolina’s coaching search: How are we feeling?

South Carolina’s coaching search: How are we feeling?

The rumors have been flying hot and heavy. The rumor mill is a’churnin’, and with the Thanksgiving holiday moving into the rear view mirror, it’s logical to expect that things will really start heating up with the South Carolina Gamecocks’ coaching search. Since all we can do at this point is speculate and drive ourselves crazy, I figured I’d check in with GABA readers and see where y’all are at. Here’s my personal Panic Index out of the possible names we’ve seen floated so far: RED ALERT Jeff Monken, Army: Gamecock fans lit Twitter on fire earlier this week...
Nov 26, 2020
Odds: South Carolina vs. Georgia

Odds: South Carolina vs. Georgia

Photo by Austin McAfee/Icon Sportswire via Vegas pegs USC as three touchdown dogs against Georgia After displaying glimmers of hope last week versus the Missouri Tigers, The South Carolina Gamecocks will be right back at it this Saturday night when they welcome the Georgia Bulldogs to Columbia for a much-anticipated Thanksgiving weekend matchup. Having started the season with four straight wins against the spread, USC lost four straight, putting them at an even 4-4 versus the number and an even worse 2-6 straight up. Georgia’s last game featured the team’s first...
Nov 23, 2020
South Carolina vs. Missouri: Game Balls

South Carolina vs. Missouri: Game Balls

Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports The losses continue, but morale is a bit up because of a few guys The Gamecocks dropped another one last Saturday night to Missouri, but I came out of it feeling... good? That’s something I haven’t been able to say all season. After Jaycee Horn and Israel Mukuamu, among others, left the program, many thought the defense would suffer, but I truthfully thought things couldn’t get much worse on that side of the ball. So, I believed getting them out of the building wouldn’t mean too much. Also, *whispering* they haven’t been that good....
Nov 21, 2020
South Carolina falls 17-10 to Missouri in first game of post-Muschamp era

South Carolina falls 17-10 to Missouri in first game of post-Muschamp era

Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports This was a pretty ugly one, but Luke Doty was a silver lining. In their first game under interim head coach Mike Bobo, it was more of the same ol’, same ol’ for the South Carolina Gamecocks, who fell 17-10 to Missouri in Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday night. The game started off pretty ugly on offense for both sides, but the Tigers posted their first touchdown halfway through the first quarter thanks to a 20-yard Tauskie Dove reception. A 1-yard Larry Rountree III plunge early in the second quarter padded Mizzou’s lead, and a...
Nov 21, 2020
South Carolina vs. Missouri Game Thread

South Carolina vs. Missouri Game Thread

Photo by David Eulitt/ The clash for the Mayor’s Cup. Slow news week for our Gamecocks, eh? South Carolina is back in action after a busy few days off the field, taking on the Missouri Tigers tonight under the watch of interim head coach and offensive coordinator Mike Bobo. The coaching search and roster shakeup have been bigger stories than the matchup against Tigers, but there’s still a game to play. Will South Carolina try to salvage its season, or will the Gamecocks continue to turn in uninspired performances? We’ll find out how this group responds to...
Nov 21, 2020
South Carolina vs. Missouri: Roundtable Predictions

South Carolina vs. Missouri: Roundtable Predictions

Photo by Scott Kane/Icon Sportswire via Hard to know what to expect out of this one. The new-look South Carolina Gamecocks host the Missouri Tigers tonight after a tumultuous week that culminated in the firing of head coach Will Muschamp. Now under the leadership of offensive coordinator Mike Bobo — and without some key players on defense, who chose to opt out for the rest of the season — we’ll see how the Gamecocks can respond against a team they’ve traditionally competed well against. Here’s what the GABA gang thinks. Matt: I really don’t know what to...
Nov 19, 2020
The GABACast, Episode 150: Searching

The GABACast, Episode 150: Searching

Photo by Michael Wade/Icon Sportswire via And the search begins... PODCASTING NOTE: We have recently switched our publishing platform over to Podbean. (Make sure you give our Podbean profile a follow!) We made this decision to allow our show to be more available on a wider variety of platforms. (No worries, you will still be able to find us on iTunes!) However, you can now find us on more platforms than before. You can find us on the Podbean app (iTunes link and GooglePlay link). Our switch to Podbean has allowed us to be published on a multitude of music/podcasting...
Nov 18, 2020
Odds: South Carolina vs. Missouri

Odds: South Carolina vs. Missouri

Photo by David Eulitt/ Vegas expects the Gamecocks to finish within a touchdown against the Tigers The coach got fired, players are opting out, but the Gamecocks still have a primetime matchup this Saturday night against the Missouri Tigers. Those four straight wins against the spread to begin the year feel like ages ago as South Carolina has dropped their last three, being a mediocre 4-3 on the year. Subtract two wins and that’s their record straight up. Missouri’s last game was Halloween night, so come Saturday, they wouldn’t have played in three weeks. Add the...
Nov 17, 2020
Jaycee Horn opts out to prepare for NFL

Jaycee Horn opts out to prepare for NFL

Photo by Joe Robbins/ A loss for the Gamecocks, but not unexpected. South Carolina star cornerback Jaycee Horn announced his decision to opt out for the rest of the season late last night, citing his desire to go ahead and start preparing for the 2021 NFL Draft. I told em it was my turn... I’m guessing that the time here. All Luv! #Chosen1 #SEATBELT pic.twitter.com/dSwkIFz2JB— Jaycee Horn (@jayceehorn_10) November 16, 2020 Horn is the current team leader with two interceptions and six pass breakups this season. ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper has him listed as the sixth-best...
Nov 16, 2020
South Carolina at Ole Miss: Game Balls

South Carolina at Ole Miss: Game Balls

Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports After an eventful Sunday evening, the game doesn’t seem to be the headline anymore... First off, I’m going to say I didn’t think this game was going to be the straw that broke the camel’s back with Muschamp. Having a lead until 12 minutes to go in the fourth quarter was a whole lot better than knowing the Gamecocks didn’t have a shot through one quarter, like the games against LSU and Texas A&M. Personally, I would’ve called it after the Aggie blowout at home, but it was nice to know the school was on the same page as the fans, for once, when the...
Nov 15, 2020
Will Muschamp out as coach at South Carolina

Will Muschamp out as coach at South Carolina

Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports It finally happened. The long-awaited and much-anticipated decision has been made: After the South Carolina Gamecocks' loss to Ole Miss this weekend, the administration finally pulled the trigger and fired head coach Will Muschamp. According to Mike Uva of WACH FOX, Mike Bobo will be the interim coach. Muschamp, who was a contentious hire from the beginning after his failed regime at Florida, went 28-30 overall and 17-22 in SEC okay. Though he was hailed as a great recruiter and seen as a leader of men, the Gamecocks simply could not get it done under his...