Fueling the Gamecocks takes a full-time focus

College football players are constantly being addressed, counseled, poked and prodded. Between coaches, academic advisors, trainers and managers, any newcomer to the staff has to come up with something fresh and unique to get a player to turn his head, especially after a two-hour practice in full pads.

Joey Blake found a way.

“Gushers,” he proudly said of the fruit snacks. “We had them out after practice and all the guys were running by, then a couple snapped their heads back. ‘Whoa, we got Gushers? Cool!’ More