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This is South Carolina Football - Updated again

Posted: Sep 20, 2017 10:36 AM

The entire thing can be found here https://www.tigernet.com/servlet/JiveServlet/download/1-1727839-22173758-191501/This%20is%20South%20Carolina%20Football.txt

The following is the inserts for the last 5 years.


2013 started out with a great optimism for Gamecock nation but was brought to reality quickly after a loss to UGA, who lost to Clemson the week before. Jadeveon Clowney, the best football player who ever lived, sandbagged his way to a mediocre season and NFL draft as he blames his 15 different high school injuries on his lack of production. He is made fun of on national TV. When things couldn’t get any worse, SC loses to a pathetic Tennessee team on a last minute field goal. The up and down season drove Coach Spurrier to drink as he filmed a coaches show drunk. The Gamecocks, once again defeating the eventual SEC East Champion, were left out of a trip to Atlanta. Meanwhile, rival Clemson became the first and only team from the state of SC to play in and win a BCS game. This is South Carolina Football.

The 2014 season, as usual in Columbia, began with the gamecocks being August Pre-season National Champions. The Gamecocks were #9 in preseason polls and picked to win the SEC east by most and the SEC Championship by some. A great optimism surrounded the first game in which SC faced Texas A&M. The game was at home and was the inaugural game to introduce the much anticipated SEC Network. The Gamecocks were heavily favored and many didn’t give the Aggies a chance. That optimism soon turned to despair as SC allowed the first year Texas A&M QB to break passing yard records and gave up 680 total yards. The Gamecocks were embarrassed on national TV in front of millions 52-28. This is South Carolina Football.

The Gamecocks, still delusional as could be went on to beat a tough ECU and squeaked out a win against UGA. It was now clear that the Texas A&M game was a fluke. The Gamecocks would surely run the table and be included in the 2014 playoffs. That was not to be. The Gamecocks went on to lose the next 4 out of 6 games, including juggernaut Kentucky. The Gamecocks would give up several big leads late in the 4th quarter on the way to a 4-5 record. This is South Carolina Football.

But all was not lost. The Gamecocks, having defeated a tough 5-3 Florida in OT, still had Clemson to play. And the Gamecocks just knew their streak of 5 wins over the Tigers would go to 6 wins in 2014. After all, there was just no way the over rated defense of Clemson would beat the best offense in SC history. And surely struggling QB Cole Stoudt or hurt freshman phenom Deshaun Watson would never be able to score enough points. SC was destined to finish 7-5 and make it to a decent bowl game.

Unfortunately for the feathered kind, they were sorely mistaken. Clemson QB Deshaun Watson, playing with a torn ACL, became the first Clemson true freshman to beat the gamecocks passing for 269 yards, 2 TDs and rushing for 2 more. Three different Clemson freshman had break out numbers against the Gamecocks, including a record setting day by Artavis Scott. No, the gamecocks didn’t run their streak to 6 but they did achieve 6 in a different way; a 6-6 record, even with the best offense in SC history. This is South Carolina Football.

When 2015 rolled around the best coach in Gamecock history, Steve Spurrier, received a huge raise for the great accomplishment of going 6-6. The Gamecocks hung an 85 foot banner on their stadium in honor of the coach who would never let them down. After 6 games into the 2015 season Spurrier quit after a 2-4 record. The Gamecocks would go on to win one more game, losing to the Citadel and the 2nd in a row to Clemson on the way to a 3-9 record. Meanwhile, arch rival Clemson punched their ticket to their second national championship game. This is South Carolina football.

With a head start in the coaching search over all other teams looking for a skipper, surely the Gamecocks would land a top Head Coach to take the helm of their sinking ship for the 2016 season. Instead, they botched the opportunity and landed one of the most under-achieving head coaches on the market in Will Muschamp. It seems the two were destined for one another. Winning 4 of the 5 games leading up to the Clemson game and holding a 6-5 record, the Gamecocks were sure they could take down the 10-1 Tigers and ruin their playoff hopes. They were about to achieve 7 wins for the first time in 3 years. Not so fast…….The Gamecocks lost to the Tigers in the second largest margin of loss in series history. QB Jake Bentley says “Clemson wasn’t that much better if at all”. Clemson went on to face Alabama in the National Championship with Gamecock fans cheering the Tide to win them a National Championship (because that’s the only way they can win one). But the Gamecocks lost again as Clemson won its second National title. Clemson has now won more National Titles than the Gamecocks have won conferences. This is South Carolina football.

The 2016 season brought the emergence of young talent to the Gamecock offense and 2017 looks bright. QB Jake Bentley is poised to win the Heisman and Rico Dowdle looks to vie for the top of SEC rushing ranks. After defeating NC State and Missouri despite being outgained in both games, fans are fired up for their first home game. The night before the opening home contest a poor Kentucky fan was shot in the Vista. They were so fired up, in fact, and ready to fight that a brawl broke out at tailgates just before the game. At the coin flip, Gamecock players refused to shake hands with Kentucky players. Their much anticipated pyrotechnics show failed, the toilets in the stadium were backing up, their qb flopped on the field without even being touched as if he were a soccer player, the concession lines and wait times broke records and the “blackout” event turned into appropriate attire for a funeral as SC lost its 4th straight to Kentucky and 2nd loss of night following the tailgate beatdown. This is South Carolina Football.

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