(Sports) USC Marcus Lattimore out indefinitely after knee injury vs. Tennessee

South Carolina All-American Marcus Lattimore may have suffered a season-ending injury for the second straight year after a knee injury against Tennessee. With his Gamecocks up 21-14 and 4:45 remaining in the second quarter, Lattimore carried off left tackle and was met by Volunteer defenders Herman Lathers and Eric Gordon. Gordon’s helmet appeared to make direct contact with Lattimore’s right knee, which buckled in stomach-turning fashion.

The school announced after No. 17 South Carolina’s 38-35 win that Lattimore was out indefinitely. Lattimore missed the final six games of last season after tearing ligaments in his right knee against Mississippi State. He needed surgery and about six months of rehab before he was cleared to return to practice.

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Lattimore lay on the ground in obvious distress before being carted off the field. In a touching gesture, players from both sidelines emptied onto the field to wish the junior the best as he departed the field.

Lattimore was taken off the field on a cart and went to the hospital for further evaluation. Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier didn’t give details of the injury, only that it was every bit as devastating as the one to Lattimore’s left knee last fall at Mississippi State. Lattimore had surgery to repair ligaments and cartilage, then needed six months of rehabilitation and recovery before he was cleared to return to action.

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(Sports) Tennessee vs. South Carolina: Latest Spread Info, BCS Impact and Predictions

The 2012 season hasn’t gone as planned for either the No.13 team in the country, the South Carolina Gamecocks (6-2, 4-2 SEC), or the Tennessee Volunteers (3-4, 0-4 SEC).

South Carolina watched its hopes of both a SEC Championship and a National Championship vanish last week after losing its second conference game in a row, a 44-11 thumping courtesy of the No. 2 Florida Gators in Gainesville.

Tennessee was equally embarrassed at the hands of No. 1 Alabama, a 44-13 drubbing that not only marked the Volunteers’ third consecutive loss of the season, but their fourth loss in the past five games.

One team’s fortune is going to change when the two meet on Saturday afternoon.

Here’s everything you need to know heading into the game.

Where: Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, SC

When: Saturday, Oct. 27, 12:00 p.m. ET

Watch: ESPN

Listen: WNML FM 99.1/99.3 in Knoxville, WNKT-FM 107.5 in Columbia

(Sports) Dooley: Tennessee ready to compete again in SEC

Derek Dooley finally is speaking the language Tennessee fans love to hear and haven’t been able to use for too many years. “You’re not going to have Tennessee to kick around anymore,” Dooley boasted at Southeastern Conference media days. He didn’t stop there either.

“I feel like we got a team that can go toe-to-toe for four quarters with all the teams in our league,” the Tennessee coach said.

Now the man whose job security depends on how many games his Volunteers win in his third season just has to back up all that tough talk. Tennessee has posted three losing records in the past four years and haven’t finished ranked in the Top 25 since 2007. Dooley’s first two seasons featured the first consecutive losing seasons in a century.