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Electricity - it's one of the most important innovations in the history of humankind. It's hard to imagine life without electricity, and for good reason. Nearly every aspect of our lives is affected by electricity in some form or fashion, from the way you wash your clothes to the effort you put in at work. From a residential standpoint, you need it to cook, clean, entertain, and live comfortably. For commercial purposes, electricity is used to power the computers needed to keep America moving. That's why, when the electricity in your home or at your job is compromised, life grinds to a halt. Unfortunately, electrical problems are inevitable in today's day and age. When the electricity in your home or commercial workspace fails, you need a quick, effective solution that will get your life back on track. And that, in a nutshell, is where L&M Electric, Inc. shines the brightest.

Our company was founded in 2009 by Roger Lee and John Mezzles. With a combined 46 years of electrical experience, the two entrepreneurs set out to create a company that offers quality workmanship and unparalleled service to all its builders and clients. Today, we are proud to have served South Carolina for nearly two decades as the premier electrician contractor in Pickens, SC. Our family-owned business specializes in both residential and commercial electrical work. Our highly-trained team has the experience and skills to handle any electrical issue, from minor panel breaker problems to large-scale industrial issues.

Despite winning numerous awards and recognitions in the Southeast, we don't let our accolades go to our head. Our team is committed to providing effective, personalized electrical work for every one of our customers. We take pride in our ability to offer peace of mind to our customers when they need it most, and that's exactly what we aim to provide to you too. We're talking one-on-one service provided by a friendly, professional electrician. There are no corners cut, no hidden fees, and no excuses - only the highest quality work from the finest electricians in Pickens.

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What sets us apart from other electricians in Pickens, SC? It boils down to three reasons:
Customer-Centric, Quality Electric Service
Customer-Centric, Quality Electric Service

As guests in your home, you won't ever have to worry about a member of our team trying to sell you something you don't need. Our job is to serve your electrical needs. You expect the highest quality electrical work in South Carolina, and that's what we will provide.

Experienced, Affordable Electricians
Experienced, Affordable Electricians

You understand that the highest quality work requires fair compensation, but you're not made of money. Our commitment is to offer affordable electric work at a price you're satisfied paying.

Family Owned & Operated
Family Owned & Operated

We know that you are choosing L&M Electric for a reason. Unlike large corporations, we truly care about our customers. As a family business, serving you is personal for us. We stake our reputation on the quality of our work. As such, we are accountable and will always strive to deliver the service you have come to expect from our company.

Affordable Electric Service That Makes You Feel Like Family

At L&M Electric, we employ the brightest commercial and residential electricians in Pickens. Having electricians that specialize in both residential and commercial projects allow us to provide our customers with a wider range of services.

Our team fixes a broad range of electrical issues, but we have built our reputation on the following electric services:

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Electrical Repairs

Every homeowner has to deal with an electrical component breaking or failing at some point. When that happens, you need a partner who can troubleshoot the problem and correct the issue efficiently and effectively. A few common problems that we help solve for our customers include:

  • Ceiling Fan Repair
  • Light Fixture Repair
  • Light Switch & Outlet Repair
  • Electrical Safety Inspection
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Electrical Installations

Whether you have a new ceiling fan that needs to be installed or you have a new electrical outlet that you'd like added to your bedroom, L&M Electric is here to help. Our team installs quality solutions every day of the week - there's no electrical installation job your residential electrician in Pickens, SC, can't handle. Here is a glance at some of the installation projects that we complete for homeowners:

  • Smart Home Installation
  • Electric Car Charging Station Installation
  • Whole-Home Surge Protection Installation
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Renovations and Remodeling

If you're renovating or remodeling your home, you need a professional electrician on-hand to work to properly install your new electrical devices and systems. Our skilled electricians are happy to work with you or your remodeling consultant to install your lights and keep your home shining bright. Common renovation and remodeling jobs include:

  • Hot Tub Wiring
  • Kitchen Lighting Renovations
  • Finished Basement Electrical Wiring
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New Construction Electrical Projects

Many new construction homeowners stress about having their electrical system wired from scratch. For us, it's just another day on the job. If you're building your dream home, don't leave your electrical work to mediocre electricians. Trust L&M electric for reliable service and the highest quality electrical work in Pickens. A few new construction projects we handle are:

  • Breaker Panel Box Installation
  • Wiring for Backup Generator
  • Landscape Lighting Outdoors
  • Low Voltage Wiring
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Your Residential Electrician in Pickens, SC

When you own a home, there's something inherently fulfilling about taking care of your property and fixing issues that pop up over time. When it comes to electrical work, however, DIY projects can be dangerous. Electricity is an amazing innovation, but if you aren't fully trained and licensed to handle such work, it's best to leave it to the experts at L&M Electric. Your home's safety is essential for you and your family. Our team will go above and beyond to ensure that your home's electrical system is operating correctly without any concerning problems.

With more than 60 years of combined experience as electricians, we are capable of troubleshooting and fixing a litany of electrical issues in your house. Keep reading to learn more about the most common electrical issues our customers report, along with some handy tips on how to remediate such problems.

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Panel Breaker is Tripped

If you don't have any power in your home, it might be time to check your electrical panel to see if there are any tripped breakers. If you spot a tripped breaker, try your best to switch it over to its original position. If you can't, remember that some breakers need to be flipped to the "off" position before turning it back on. If you don't have any luck, give our office a call. We'll send a trained residential electrician in Pickens to your home to fix the problem on-site.

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Overhead Fan Stops Working

If you have an overhead fan in your living room or bedroom, you know how quickly it can accumulate dust. Most homeowners clean up using a rod duster. However, sometimes homeowners accidentally hit the fan direction switch when doing so. But, instead of flipping it "on" or "off," they bump it into a limbo zone where neither direction is selected. When this happens, your overhead fan will not spin. If one of your fans stops working suddenly, this is one of the most common reasons why. If you're sure you didn't hit the fan direction switch, it could be an indication of a larger problem. In this case, call our office for a free phone consultation. We'll troubleshoot with you over the phone and if necessary, send out an electrician.

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Kitchen Breaker Keeps Tripping

If your home was built in the last 35 years, chances are it has two 20-amp circuits running to your kitchen countertop outlets. Newer homes will have three circuits. If you're constantly tripping the breaker to your kitchen, it's most likely because you have too many electrical devices connected to the same circuit. To help alleviate this problem, place appliances like coffee makers and toasters on two different circuits. That way, they can share the load.

At the end of the day, your home is your place of solitude and relaxation. But, when you have electrical issues in your home, things can quickly go from peaceful to problematic. Whether you're renovating your home and need a new room wired for power or your panel breaker keeps giving your problems, L&M Electric is here to assist. If you have questions about an issue or need to schedule service, our team is ready to help answer your questions and coordinate the best time for a residential electrician to come to your home in Pickens.

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Tips to Save Money and Maintain Your Home's Electrical Systems

Unlike some of our competitors, who are reluctant to provide any information that might prevent them from making a buck, L&M Electric is all about empowering our customers. If we can offer sound advice that will educate our clients and help them save money, we have no problem doing so. That's why we have put together some helpful tips and tricks for maintaining your home's most common electrical systems. Because, at the end of the day, a little knowledge can go a long way when it comes to your family's safety.

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Install Surge Protectors

Intense lighting storms can cause powerful surges of electricity that ruin your home's electrical appliances and amenities. Surge protectors installed at your electrical panel can help prevent these surges by grounding the electricity running through your home. They do so by directing it away from your electrical devices. This common solution is inexpensive, effective, and always a better choice than replacing expensive items like TVs and computers.

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Examine Your Breaker Panel

Breaker panels control the power to your home. When they go bad or are damaged, there's a good chance that you will lose power to most of the rooms in your house. Open your breaker panel and keep a sharp eye out for signs of corrosion and rust. Double-check that each breaker you see flips on and off properly. If you notice corrosion or if the breaker switches won't flip, it's time to get in touch with a residential electrician in Pickens, SC, who can inspect your breaker panel and recommend upgrades if necessary.

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Test Your GFIs

GFIs, or Ground Fault Interrupters, are similar to surge protectors in that they prevent electrical damage from happening in your home. The primary job of a GFI is to prevent electrical shocks that happen during a ground fault. Because water is a conductor of electricity, GFIs should be installed anywhere that an outlet comes into contact with water. You should try to test your GFIs every month, if possible, to ensure that they are working correctly. When you look closely at your GFI, you will notice a "test" and a "reset" button. Hit the "test" button to trip the GFI outlet and then hit "reset" to restore power. If your outlet resets, your GFI is working as it should. If not, you need to replace your GFI outlet. Because electricity is involved, we recommend hiring a professional to install new GFIs in your home. That way, you know the job is done right.

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Replace Outdated Light Bulbs

The right light bulb can add the perfect amount of ambiance to your home. Eventually, however, even the best light bulbs will need replacing. While they don't need checking every month, it's a good idea to inspect all your bulbs at the beginning of the year. If any of your bulbs are dead, you should replace them. You should also consider replacing bulbs that are incandescent with LED lights. LED light bulbs may cost more upfront but use less electricity and are more efficient over the long run.

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Schedule a Home Safety Inspection

In terms of preventative maintenance, scheduling a safety inspection for your home's electrical systems should be a high priority. These inspections will shine a light on the electrical features in your home that need to be fixed. Most modern electrical fires are caused by short circuit arcs, defective insulation, or broken wiring. An inspection conducted by a qualified electrician will help determine what needs to be fixed so you and your family stay safe in your home. Your inspector should cover your whole home and will examine common features such as:

  • Breakers
  • Fans
  • Exposed Wiring
  • Electrical Panels
  • Circuits
  • Switches
  • Outlets and More
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he electrical system in your home brings it to life from the lights and appliances we use every day to the entertainment we all love and enjoy. You want an electrician that makes you feel safe while delivering the quality services you're promised.

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Whether you need light switch services for your newly renovated home or need a generator installed at your commercial property, L&M Electric is here to serve you. Our team will get the job done right, so you can get back to loving your life in the Lowcountry.

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Answering the biggest questions for South Carolina football after Clemson, Tennessee upsets

COLUMBIA — South Carolina football has beaten all the odds in the final two weeks of the season, upsetting then-No. 5 Tennessee and No. 8 Clemson as multiple-touchdown underdogs.The Gamecocks (8-4, 4-4 SEC) successfully ruined the College Football Playoff hopes of both the Tigers (10-2) ...

COLUMBIA — South Carolina football has beaten all the odds in the final two weeks of the season, upsetting then-No. 5 Tennessee and No. 8 Clemson as multiple-touchdown underdogs.

The Gamecocks (8-4, 4-4 SEC) successfully ruined the College Football Playoff hopes of both the Tigers (10-2) and the Vols (10-2), earning themselves a No. 20 ranking in both the USA TODAY coaches' and Associated Press polls.

The upsets were even more stunning because they came after South Carolina scored a combined 16 points against Missouri (6-6) and Florida (6-6). The 31-30 victory over Clemson on Saturday was the Gamecocks' first since 2013 and marked the first consecutive wins over top 10 opponents in program history.

Here are the biggest questions for South Carolina football after the regular season:

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Who won't play in the bowl game?

Several South Carolina upperclassmen are likely to declare for the NFL Draft and therefore unlikely to play in the bowl game. Defensive back Cam Smith, who is projected widely as a first-round pick, has not made an official decision but said before the Tennessee game that he will probably declare. Defensive lineman Zacch Pickens and Josh Vann, who both walked on senior day, are also expected to declare. Vann exited the Clemson game in the first quarter with a knee injury, which makes him the least likely of the three to play in December.

The question South Carolina fans want an answer to right now is whether quarterback Spencer Rattler will be back next year, and his performances against Tennessee and Clemson may have been enough to get him back on NFL radars. Even if Rattler does decide to declare, it would be a surprise if he opted out of the bowl game. Two big performances are great, but a third in a major bowl keeps him on the national radar and could elevate him to a legitimate early round prospect.

Is the Citrus Bowl a sure thing?

It was ... until No. 5 LSU lost to Texas A&M. Now the bowl projections are a bit more complicated, but the Citrus Bowl remains the clear frontrunner for South Carolina.

The Citrus Bowl, played on Jan. 2 in Orlando, Florida, gets the first pick of SEC teams after the College Football Playoff and New Year's Six bowls are filled. Georgia will likely be the only SEC team in the playoff, which leaves Tennessee, LSU and Alabama ranked above the Gamecocks. The Cotton Bowl, Sugar Bowl and Orange Bowl could all be filled by SEC teams, which would leave South Carolina in the Citrus, but the Orange and Cotton are not guaranteed to a team in the conference.

If one of the aforementioned trio misses out on a New Year's Six — probably three-loss LSU — that team becomes the favorite for the Citrus. South Carolina would then fall to either the Gator Bowl played Dec. 30 in Jacksonville, Florida, or to the ReliaQuest Bowl in Tampa, Florida, on Jan. 2.

What do the upsets mean for recruiting?

With the early signing period on Dec. 21, it may be a bit late to significantly impact the 2023 recruiting class, but it wouldn't be surprising to see some big gains in the 2024 class. Coach Shane Beamer, who served as South Carolina's recruiting coordinator under Steve Spurrier from 2007-10, is known for his recruiting acumen and will certainly take advantage of the positive momentum.

The Gamecocks had a massive group of prospects at the Tennessee game, and Beamer said he was still getting messages of excitement from recruits for days after the 63-38 victory over the Vols. While the road win at Clemson didn't provide an on-the-ground experience for South Carolina recruits, it did something just as important: proved Tennessee wasn't a fluke. It solidified that the program is actually developing, rather than a one-hit wonder.

South Carolina has several major targets left on the board for 2023, including five-star defensive lineman Nyckoles Harbor. Harbor would be the first five-star commitment of Beamer's head-coaching tenure and the Gamecocks' first since defensive lineman Jordan Burch in 2020.

Pickens County council members weigh in on Sunday alcohol sales decision

PICKENS COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA)- People in Pickens County have a big decision to make this election, on whether or not alcohol sales will be allowed on Sundays across the county.If you want a margarita or beer on a Sunday at Fiesta Mexican Restaurant in Liberty, you’ll have to wait.“We have a lot of people who come in from out of town,” Employee Katelyn Turner said. “They’re really shocked when they come in here and they ask us for alcohol, and we tell them we can’t sell it in this county.”...

PICKENS COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA)- People in Pickens County have a big decision to make this election, on whether or not alcohol sales will be allowed on Sundays across the county.

If you want a margarita or beer on a Sunday at Fiesta Mexican Restaurant in Liberty, you’ll have to wait.

“We have a lot of people who come in from out of town,” Employee Katelyn Turner said. “They’re really shocked when they come in here and they ask us for alcohol, and we tell them we can’t sell it in this county.”

Liberty is one of the cities in Pickens County that still doesn’t allow alcohol sales on Sundays.

Turner said, “It definitely affects how much money we’re able to make, because we definitely could make a lot more money and bring in a lot more business if we were able to.”

However, on Tuesday, voters will have the chance to change that law county-wide.

Earlier this year, Pickens County Council voted to put two Sunday alcohol sales referendums on the ballot.

The questions on the ballot ask whether to allow the sale of beer and wine on Sundays at places like convenience stores or grocery stores and if alcoholic beverages can be sold at approved businesses, like restaurants and bars.

Alex Saitta represents District 3 in Pickens County, and says he thinks the referendums shouldn’t even be on the ballot.

“I just don’t think making intoxicants, whether it’s alcohol, marijuana, or the craze we had with prescription painkillers years ago, more accessible to the public is a step in the right direction,” Saitta said.

However, Henry Wilson, who represents District 6 disagrees.

“It’s kind of nice that the local government can set individual ego and attitudes and personalities aside, and put things on the ballot so individual people can decide,” Wilson said.

Four cities in Pickens County, Clemson, Easley, Central and Pickens created a separate ordinance to allow alcohol sales on Sundays. This vote would not affect them.

If you live in Pickens County and are registered to vote, you can view the Pickens County sample ballots here.

Courier Notice to Creditors 11-9-22

NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF ESTATES All persons having claims against the following estates MUST file their claims on Form #371ES with the Probate Court of PICKENS COUNTY, the address of which is 222 MCDANIEL AVE., B-16 PICKENS, SC 29671, within eight (8) months after the date of the first publication of this Notice to Creditors or within one (1) year from date of death, whichever is earlier (SCPC 62-3-801, et seq.), or such persons shall be forever barred as to their claims. All claims are required to be presented in written statements on the pr...

NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF ESTATES All persons having claims against the following estates MUST file their claims on Form #371ES with the Probate Court of PICKENS COUNTY, the address of which is 222 MCDANIEL AVE., B-16 PICKENS, SC 29671, within eight (8) months after the date of the first publication of this Notice to Creditors or within one (1) year from date of death, whichever is earlier (SCPC 62-3-801, et seq.), or such persons shall be forever barred as to their claims. All claims are required to be presented in written statements on the prescribed form (FORM #371ES) indicating the name and address of the claimant, the basis of the claim, the amount claimed, the date when the claim will become due, the nature of any uncertainty as to the claim, and a description of any security as to the claim.

Estate: Mary Nell Lindsey Vess

Case Number: 2022ES3900785 Personal Representative: John W. Vess, Jr. Address: 351A Scotland Rd., Easley, SC 29640 Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9

Estate: Rebecca Ann Bright Date of Death: 06/27/2022 Case Number: 2022ES3900876 Personal Representative: Patricia W. Jones Address: 384 Raines Rd., Easley, SC 29640 Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9

Estate: Clyde Johnson, Jr. Date of Death: 06/20/2022 Case Number: 2022ES3900856 Personal Representative: Michael E. Johnson Address: 333 Bert Road, Rome, GA 30161 Attorney: David B. Greene Address: 11 McGee Street, Greenville, SC 29601 Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9

Estate: Dora Bernice Wilson Elrod Date of Death: 08/05/2022 Case Number: 2022ES3900878 Personal Representative: Imogene E. Sheriff Address: 1154 Saluda Dam Rd., Easley, SC 29640 Attorney: Kelvin R. Kearse Address: P.O. Box 1504, Easley, SC 29641 Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9

Estate: Donald Duane Rankin Date of Death: 07/29/2022 Case Number: 2022ES3900872 Personal Representative: Judy Hallman Address: 109 Moultrie Court, Easley, SC 29640 Attorney: James M. Robinson Address: P.O. Box 738, Easley, SC 29641 Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9

Estate: Judith Ann Barton Date of Death: 10/01/2022 Case Number: 2022ES3900871 Personal Representative: Christopher Bruce Barton Address: 120 Josiephene Drive, Central, SC 29630 Attorney: Randall M. Newton Address: Post Office Box 1539, Clemson, SC 29633 Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9

Estate: Williams Jacob May Date of Death: 09/17/2022 Case Number: 2022ES3900864 Personal Representative: Douglas W. May Address: 3045 Westminster Drive, Unit 102, Beavercreek, OH 45431 Attorney: J. Baker Cleveland, III Address: Post Office Box 9 Pickens, SC 29671 Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9

Estate: Leona Winchester Crowther Date of Death: 08/16/2022 Case Number: 2022ES3900817-2 Personal Representative: Benjamin L. Crowther Address: 137 E. Jones Avenue, Pickens, SC 29671 Nov. 2, 9, 16

Estate: Robert Eston Baker Date of Death: 08/30/2022 Case Number: 2022ES3900807 Personal Representative: Robert L. Baker Address: 261 Issaqueena Drive, Central, SC 29630 Nov. 2, 9, 16

Estate: Richard Michael Miller Date of Death: 08/16/2022 Case Number: 2022ES3900722 Personal Representative: John Adkins Address: 211 Rices Creek Rd., Liberty, SC 29657 Nov. 2, 9, 16

Estate: David Paul Jones Date of Death: 03/02/2022 Case Number: 2022ES3900439 Personal Representative: Steven Alexander Address: Post Office Box 618, Pickens, SC 29671 Nov. 2, 9, 16

Estate: Grace Olive Lewis Reece Date of Death: 10/08/2022 Case Number: 2022ES3900881 Personal Representative: William Ray Reece Address: 138 Loch Lomond Drive, Pickens, SC 29671 Attorney: Sean J. Hinton Address: Post Office Box 9, Pickens, SC 29671 Nov. 2, 9, 16

Estate: Eston Dale Harward Date of Death: 10/06/2022 Case Number: 2022ES3900879 Personal Representative: Lucinda Diane Rainey Address: 12335 Charlotte Drive, Alpharetta, GA 30004 Attorney: Adam B. Lambert Address: Post Office Box 9, Pickens, SC 29671 Nov. 2, 9, 16

Estate: James Walter Bryant, Jr. Date of Death: 11/08/2021 Case Number: 2021ES3900978 Personal Representative: Kimberly Elaine Bryant Steed Address: 147 West Maple Court, Central, SC 29630 Attorney: David R. Harrison Address: P.O. Box 412, Pickens, SC 29671 Nov. 2, 9, 16

Estate: John Daniel Anthony Date of Death: 08/17/2022 Case Number: 2022ES3900895 Personal Representative: Holly Knight Address: 120 Windover Lane, Easley, SC 29640 Co-Personal Representative: Darryl J. Medlin, II Address: 2234 Fox Squirrel Bridge Rd., Pickens, SC 29671 Attorney: Daniel E. Hunt Address: P.O. Box 887, Easley, SC 29641 Nov. 2, 9, 16

Estate: Christine Cassell Lewis Date of Death: 09/24/2022 Case Number: 2022ES3900824 Personal Representative: Gregg Waring Address: 210 Fairway Drive, Pickens, SC 29671 Nov. 9, 16, 23

Estate: Charles Benson Porter, Sr. Date of Death: 06/05/2022 Case Number: 2022ES3900852 Personal Representative: Charles B. Porter, Jr. Address: 355 Griggs Rd., Six Mile, SC 29682 Nov. 9, 16, 23

Estate: Frances Joyner Gorsuch Date of Death: 02/18/2022 Case Number: 2022ES3900362-2 Personal Representative: Clyde S. Gorsuch Address: 106 Carteret Ct., Clemson, SC 29631 Attorney: Nathan M. Clark Address: Post Office Box 1539, Clemson, SC 29633 Nov. 9, 16, 23

Estate: Douglas E. Winchester Date of Death: 06/15/2022 Case Number: 2022ES3900910 Personal Representative: Donalene N. Winchester Address: 2403 Crowe Creek Rd., Sunset, SC 29685 Attorney: David B. Greene Address: 11 McGee Street, Greenville, SC 29601 Nov. 9, 16, 23

Estate: Barbara King Black Date of Death: 10/01/2022 Case Number: 2022ES3900865 Personal Representative: John Olar Black, Jr. Address: 2236 Saluda Dam Rd., Easley, SC 29640 Attorney: James M. Robinson Address: P.O. Box 738, Easley, SC 29641 Nov. 9, 16, 23

Clemson Not Taking Gamecocks’ Defense Lightly

CLEMSON, S.C. — While the media and fans might be looking at the numbers heading into Saturday’s noon kick between No. 8 Clemson and rival South Carolina, Jordan McFadden isn’t.The Tigers’ starting left tackle feels South Carolina’s defensive line if very formidable in the trenches and they will give them all they want and then some at Memorial Stadium.“They are athletic and kind of big upfront,” M...

CLEMSON, S.C. — While the media and fans might be looking at the numbers heading into Saturday’s noon kick between No. 8 Clemson and rival South Carolina, Jordan McFadden isn’t.

The Tigers’ starting left tackle feels South Carolina’s defensive line if very formidable in the trenches and they will give them all they want and then some at Memorial Stadium.

“They are athletic and kind of big upfront,” McFadden said. “Zacch Pickens is a baller and Jordan Burch as well. Those guys are ballers. We are going to have to be prepared and ready to go for them.

McFadden does not have any one to compare the Gamecocks’ defensive front too, he just knows they are a better unit then most people think.

“Those guys are dangerous when they want to be,” he said. “We have to show up and be ready to go against those guys.”

South Carolina (7-4) has not had the best year on the defensive side of the ball. The Gamecocks are yielding 397.0 yards per game, including 188.4 on the ground. They also rank near the bottom of the SEC in tackles for loss and sacks.

Opponents are averaging 4.72 yards per carry.

But McFadden is ignoring all of the statistics. Why?

Look at the potential of Pickens and Burch. Pickens is a 6-foot-4, 305-pound defensive tackle, while Burch is a 6-foot-6, 275-pound defensive end.

“They are long. Jordan Burch is a tall, long guy. He is quick,” McFadden said. “Zach Pickens is a big strong guy as well. Highly recruited guys. Great players, we have to have a plan for those guys across the defensive line and try to slow them down as much as we can.”

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CFB Week 13 Scouting Roundup: Five Players to Keep an Eye on for the Houston Texans

Week 13 of college football is in the books with some big-time performances that deserve a mention and a look from the Houston Texans, who currently hold two premium first-round picks in the next draft. Let’s dive right into it!Bryce Young, Quarterback, AlabamaRather than an analysis on Bryce Young’s performance against Auburn, I think it makes more sense to highlight what separates him from C.J. Stroud. This season, withou...

Week 13 of college football is in the books with some big-time performances that deserve a mention and a look from the Houston Texans, who currently hold two premium first-round picks in the next draft. Let’s dive right into it!

Bryce Young, Quarterback, Alabama

Rather than an analysis on Bryce Young’s performance against Auburn, I think it makes more sense to highlight what separates him from C.J. Stroud. This season, without any top pass catcher on roster, Young has still displayed that he can carry the whole offense and produce with his perfect game within the structure and creativity outside of it. Stroud played with the best pass catching corps in college football but when the he needed to step up, he wasn’t able to do it as much as Young. Stroud doesn’t offer much outside of structure and that’s a significant red flag in today’s NFL. While Stroud looks like a system quarterback that reminds me of Geno Smith and will not have as good of an offensive line and wide receivers as he had at Ohio State, Young looks like a plug and play signal caller who can perform through adversity and elevate whichever offense he plays in.

bryce young is a sick individual. who even thinks about taking this throw yet alone putting it in the perfect spot. GREATNESS. pic.twitter.com/INLTYqEMyb

— Kyron Samuels (@kyronsamuels) November 26, 2022

Jalin Hyatt, Wide Receiver, Tennessee

Considering that the Texans will take their future franchise quarterback early in the draft, adding a top-tier deep threat would make sense in order to give to the signal caller a reliable game breaker who can make the difference downfield. Hyatt is a speedster who can impose himself physically at the catch point: Bryce Young would have in Hyatt what he had at Alabama in Jameson Williams. Hyatt is a big play waiting to happen with his impressive speed and burst.

Trenton Simpson, Linebacker, Clemson

The Texans need to make significant improvements on both sides of the ball: adding a tone-setter like Trenton Simpson with their second first-round pick could make sense. He’s a complete linebacker who plays a lot like San Francisco’s Fred Warner: he can truly do it all and he’s a tremendous athlete with high football IQ. Houston needs good football players and Simpson would be a no-brainer.

Dalton Kincaid, Tight End, Utah

This season Kincaid has emerged as a big-time security blanket at Utah. If the Texans decides to ultimately add a quarterback with their first pick, their number one focus should be of making him as comfortable as possible in the NFL, and that means adding to the mix a significant amount of weapons at his disposal. In the short and intermediate areas of the field, as well as in the end zone, Kincaid is a reliable target who’s physical but also dynamic with the ball in his hands. He would be a reasonable pick on day two.

Zacch Pickens, Defensive Tackle, South Carolina

Even though the Texans have to make their biggest improvements on offense, the defensive line is still among the worst in the league. Zacch Pickens would be a huge presence in the trenches as a 3-tech able to work well both as a pass rusher and run defender. He’s got interesting potential and the Texans could snag him on day two or early day three.

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