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This is South Carolina football(Long)

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Aug 8, 2014, 10:09 AM

In the 70 seasons South Carolina has been affiliated with a conference, they have won that conference once...the ACC in 1969, with a 7-4 record. Since the Associated Press began ranking football teams in 1936, the coots have finished in the Top 20 of the rankings only eight times in those 78 years. South Carolina has finished in the Top 10 of a major recognized poll...THREE times, in 2011, 2012 and 2013, the best seasons in their entire history with 11 wins. In 2011 the entire team received rings for going 11-2 and for finishing a tough, hard fought 5th place in the SEC. As they say in tee ball, everyone is a winner. This is South Carolina football !

The first year of Gamecock football was in 1892, South Carolina won its first bowl game 103 years later under BRAD SCOTT. In 122 seasons of football, South Carolina never participated in a pre-BCS major bowl (Rose, Fiesta, Orange, Cotton, and Sugar) and has yet to receive a BCS invite. As South Carolina set to begin its 123rd season of collegiate football, they have won 11 or more games in a single season only three times. In 122 seasons, South Carolina has won more games than it lost only 58 times. In 122 seasons, South Carolina has won more than 6 games in a season 25 times, and lost 6 or more 38 times. This is South Carolina football !

South Carolina has had 33 different head coaches in its storied tradition...only six of them have stayed longer than 5 seasons, while 21 of them have losing records. "It's another Carolina Touchdown!?"…not quite. Of the 56 programs, which have played more than 1000 games all-time, only four have scored fewer points than South Carolina in their schools history. This is South Carolina football !

Since joining the SEC in 1992, South Carolina has had a winning record in the conference seven times in 22 years. Although South Carolina has yet to win the SEC, they have finished 0-8 in the conference twice. South Carolina has won six conference games in a season only three times. Only Kentucky, Ole Miss, and Vanderbilt have less 6 conference win seasons. This is South Carolina football !

Of the most memorable moments in their history is the fact that South Carolina went two consecutive seasons without winning one conference game. That's right, not one. South Carolina had an impressive string of 21 consecutive games with a loss snapped in 2000 by beating New Mexico State (and to let the rest of the country know what South Carolina football was all about, their fans commenced to tear down the goal-posts. No, I am not kidding). This is South Carolina football !

Since 1992, only three times has any non-probation member of the conference failed to win two or more games overall in a season…South Carolina has accomplished this feat twice, Kentucky once. Since 1992, only once has a conference member failed to win a game overall in a single season…you guessed it, South Carolina. South Carolina's all-time record versus other current conference members is even more impressive: 3-12 vs Alabama, 9-13 vs Arkansas, 1-9-1 vs Auburn, 7-24-3 vs Florida, 16-44-2 vs Georgia, 16-8-1 vs Kentucky, 2-17-1 vs LSU, 7-8 vs Ole Miss, 9-6 vs Mississippi St., 7-24-2 vs Tennessee, and 19-4 vs Vanderbilt. That's correct, South Carolina leads the all-time series against 3 SEC teams...Kentucky, Miss St. and Vanderbilt. This is South Carolina football !

But, the comparison of only 22 seasons in one conference does no justice to the tradition of South Carolina football. Comparing the coot's record versus D-1A schools they have played 15 or more times: 40-61-4 vs Clemson, 17-24-3 vs Duke, 7-24-3 vs Florida, 16-44-2 vs Georgia, 9-11 vs Georgia Tech, 11-17 vs Maryland, 19-32-4 vs North Carolina, 3-16 vs Florida State, 7-24-2 vs Tennessee, 21-12-1 vs Virginia, and 34-20-2 vs Wake Forest. That's correct, South Carolina leads the all-time series against 2 of these 11 teams...Virginia and Wake Forest. This is South Carolina football !

Gamecock fans justify their horrible football record thru the strength of the SEC conference. But let's look at the Gamecock's record against the other big 5 conferences. South Carolina is 160-173-15 vs the ACC, 4-7 vs the Big 12, 7-17 vs the Big East, 6-5 vs the Big Ten and 1-1 vs Pac12. This is South Carolina Football !

2003 was the season that the coots would rebuild and compete for a SEC title with their consecutive top 10 recruiting classes. Yet, they finished the season with another sub 500 performance. That season ended with a 63-17 thumping at home from archrival Clemson. This is South Carolina football !

In 2005 a new era began for the Gamecocks as they hire legendary coach Steve Spurrier. They opened up their wallets (and another grave plot in their cemetery of washed up head coaches) for what surely would be the coach to get them on the road to glory. After 6 seasons under coach Spurrier the Gamecocks have yet to win the SEC and have seen 45 players and coaches arrested. This is South Carolina football !

In 2007 the Gamecocks got off to a roaring 6-1 start after beating #12 Georgia and #8 Kentucky. Surely this would be the year that all the Gamecock faithful had been yearning for. It was finally the "Next Year"! But hold the presses. After beating #8 Kentucky and garnering a rank as high as #6 in the country, those Gamecocks lost to lowly Vanderbilt that started a Gamecock trademarked "fall from grace" to lose their last 5 games and finish 6-6 for the season. This is South Carolina football !

The very next season, in 2008, those South Carolina Gamecocks got right back up and at it again beginning the season with a 7-2 record. But again those BCS hopes were dashed by a 56-6 drumming by the Florida Gators. South Carolina would go on to lose their last 3 games of the season to finish 7-5. This is South Carolina football !

In 2009, with rival Clemson clinching the Atlantic Division in the ACC, the South Carolina Gamecocks had lost 3 straight and were sitting on a 6-5 record. When those Tigers came to town, those Gamecocks took advantage of turnovers and dampened the mood for the ACC Championship bound Tigers…. "Was this the end of the dreaded Chicken Curse?" the faithful coots prayed. But Ol' Pitchfork Ben Tillman could only chuckle as UConn slammed the Gamecocks 20-7 in the Papa Johns.com bowl. This is South Carolina football !

In 2010 the Gamecocks got off to yet another historical start with a 9-3 record. They finally managed to win the SEC East division title. "This is it!" Gamecock fans exclaimed. "This is the moment that we have all been waiting for! The SEC Championship game in Atlanta!" The gamecocks, as 9-3 SEC East Champions, hoped to defeat Auburn in the SEC Championship game for their first conference title since winning the ACC in 1969! But that was not to be as Auburn pounded the Gamecocks 56-17 to set the largest margin of defeat in an SEC Championship game. The Gamecocks would go on to lose the Chick Fil A bowl to Florida State 26-17. This is South Carolina football !

As starting QB for South Carolina from 2009-2011, Stephen Garcia had managed 3 arrests, 5 different suspensions and never missed one minute of playing time. In the summer of 2011, the reason behind Garcia's behavior and lack of punishment became crystal clear to all the critics. An incident occurred that explained everything to those wondering how a young man could get away with so much. With Garcia already serving an indefinite suspension for violation of team rules, on July 26th, 2011 Quarterbacks coach G.A. Mangus was arrested in Greenville, SC after urinating on Main Street. G.A. was immediately suspended indefinitely by Coach Spurrier. Seven days later both G.A. and Garcia were reinstated to the team on the same day, just in time for the start of fall camp. This is South Carolina football !

The 2011 season brought yet another heart break for those poor Gamecocks. In 2011 the Gamecocks went 11-2 with a bowl win over Nebraska. However, they became the first collegiate football team in history to defeat all of their division rivals but still lose their division. They also became the first team in history to defeat all of their division rivals and finish 5th or worse in overall conference play. "But that's ok", they say. "We have our 5th place rings." This is South Carolina football !

In 2012, the Fighting Gamecocks once again beat the SEC East division winner only to be left out of the SECCG once again. This is South Carolina Football !

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 the 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 !

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i got this one. .

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Aug 8, 2014, 10:14 AM

Usuc beat clemson 5 times. There I posted it. No gameCok needs to reply. Continue on with your day, I'm going to lunch soon and don't want to be held up in the drive thru line waiting for some coot to post on tnet.

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Aug 8, 2014, 10:56 AM

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Aug 8, 2014, 11:02 AM

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Re: This is South Carolina football(Long)

Aug 8, 2014, 11:34 AM

Great post! Diligent research and effort from someone, although we've all seen that same post many times before. South Carolina certainly has a pitiful football history, especially in light of Clemson's fantastic pigskin prowess of the previous century. Since 1900, starting with the legendary John Heisman, the Tigers have won 18 league titles and one National Championship. Why, from 1956-1991 alone, the Tigers won an amazing 13 ACC Championships, and a National Championship, within a 36 year span. That would be an ACC Championship for every 2.77 years for 36 years! That's pretty close to the Yankees and Celtic win ratios during their championship runs. There can certainly be no doubt, in any knowledgeable football fan's mind, that The Clemson Tigers have a far more illustrious football history than the South Carolina Gamecocks.

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Aug 8, 2014, 11:43 AM


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Buck buck buckawwk!***

Aug 8, 2014, 1:17 PM

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Tell 'em capon

Aug 8, 2014, 8:56 PM


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Re: This is South Carolina football(Long)

Aug 8, 2014, 11:55 AM

good one, never really thought they were that bad, but there it is..........LMAO

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Aug 8, 2014, 11:56 AM

and how did you have 99 TU's without a post?

What is this wizardry?

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Aug 8, 2014, 12:36 PM


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Re: This is South Carolina football(Long)

Aug 8, 2014, 1:26 PM

Great Post but so your telling me this team with bad History has Became a top 15 program that has spanked this team with good history 5 years in a row. We say they are obsessed with us but all i see is post about them on here.

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I think you should get you're facts straight... Losen up...***

Aug 8, 2014, 1:29 PM

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you sure about that. I looked at the board and

Aug 8, 2014, 1:42 PM

And only most of them are about coots.

You sure about that?

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Stop it! It makes us feel to read stuff like this. Keep it

Aug 8, 2014, 2:11 PM

comin Tiger fans! This is our year. This is the year we win the CWS and get the elusive national championship. Jack goes out a winner. Mark it down.

Oh, and this is the year we finally beat the coots of the fball field again too. First in the ACC is a bit hollow when we lose the palmetto bowl again and again. Giterdun Tigers

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Tell 'em marlborocountycoot

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