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SI's Stewart Mandel on Clemson and SCar

by Tony Crumpton - Associate Editor - Wednesday, January 15, 2014 11:03 AM
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SI.com's Stewart Mandel answers a question from his weekly CFB mailbag about South Carolina and had some interesting observations about Clemson and South Carolina.

The Gamecocks have owned their in-state rival, winning five straight meetings at a time when Clemson, like South Carolina, is enjoying sustained success. In fact Dabo Swinney's program has probably garnered more national acclaim than Spurrier's when the latter is clearly stronger. It's a rare instance where SEC membership works against South Carolina, which gets lost sometimes in the clutter other of ranked teams from that conference. Conversely, in the ACC, only Florida State gets more respect than Clemson, which only reached the Orange Bowl this year because of that bowl's ACC partnership. But once there, the Tigers defeated a Top 10 Ohio State team to boost their national credibility, much like last year's Chick-fil-A Bowl win over LSU. Perhaps South Carolina wouldn't sneak up on me if it did the same. Or if it didn't lose to a 5-7 Tennessee team.


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Clemson vs. South Carolina - McInnis Photos - 2013, Football, MarkMcInnisPhotography.com, South Carolina
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FB Update: SI's Stewart Mandel on Clemson and SCar
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OK...
camcgee®
...except win the game.***
Topher
and recover 6 turnovers***
Tiger Woods
guess you shouldn't have 6 turnovers then *******
gamecock9
Yep...
camcgee®
That BS offsides by Clemson was a tunover too.
Tiger Woods
forgot about that
camcgee®
SC also had an offsides that led to a TD for us.
Mike1189
On the offsides, maybe, but that's beside the point***
camcgee®
Re: SC also had an offsides that led to a TD for us.
allorangeallthetime52®
Re: That BS offsides by Clemson was a tunover too.
MackDaddy®
Re: guess you shouldn't have 6 turnovers then *******
allorangeallthetime52®
Re: and recover 6 turnovers***
EazyE
yeah...forcing those two punt reception fumbles was
tigrjm76®
The first one was a gift, the second one was a strip on the
Mike1189
Re: and recover 6 turnovers***
allorangeallthetime52®
Only two of those really mattered, in the end
camcgee®
Re: ...except win the game.***
IvegottheCooties
None of the excuses for the 2013 game explain the other 4
BentZero
Hey guys did you hear
Purple_Panther
clearly
DrDre
Re: FB Update: SI's Stewart Mandel on Clemson and SCar
kiknchkn®
Right, but wrong in a lot of ways, too...
camcgee®
Re: Right, but wrong in a lot of ways, too...
Dugatiger®
Camcgee - which teams usually commit fewer turnovers?
Sludgemuffin®
Tell 'em coot!***
cutgrfan®
#Clemsoning***
OberTiger
Re: #Clemsoning***
tigerstripe777
stop making excuses. they beat our tails!***
RU4GOD2®
Re: stop making excuses. they beat our tails!***
tigerstripe777
You beat us. Period. But...
SeattleTiger
Seattle - just stop.
Sludgemuffin®
Re: You beat us. Period. But...
allorangeallthetime52®
On the conference respect angle, Clemson was second in
Tigers Rule
Tennessee is better than Carolina
Purple_Panther
Foot Cuckers.
TigerNation88
"Recovered 6 turnovers"
Spook
This is TigerNet
Spook
Re: This is TigerNet
92TigerJohn
Re: This is TigerNet
tigerstripe777
Re: This is TigerNet
Tigerluvr
How many times are you going to post this? History does NOT
TigerzzRoar®
sludgemuffin is an idiot...
FEEL
Finished 4th in sec
jmj212
Face it.
Spook
Feel - thanks for the inspiring post
Sludgemuffin®


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