Friday, August 20, 2010

What's new

If you check the updated football roster on the Gamecocks’ website, you’ll notice a new name. Former Memphis defensive lineman Tim McGee, a 6-foot-5, 300-pound senior is listed as No. 99 -- the same number sported by former Florida defensive tackle Torrie Davis last season. Davis didn’t return after his only season with the Gamecocks.
There's been no formal announcement of his arrival.
McGee, a Columbia, S.C., native, recently received his degree from Memphis. He originally signed with Minnesota out of junior college in 2008, but was granted a release to join the Tigers, then underwent shoulder surgery and missed the season. He had 13 tackles and a sack in his first year back last season.
The Gamecocks continue to do their due diligence on former Ole Miss running back Darius “Tig” Barksdale, the cousin of former JSU running back and current graduate assistant coach Kory Chapman. Barksdale may be headed to JSU, but he’s not yet listed on the roster.