SI's Stewart Mandel on Clemson and SCar


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