Category Archives: South Carolina Gamecocks
Strength & Conditioning
I am not sure what makes someone want to hop the fence and run on the field, but each and every year some drunk’n fool decides it’s a good idea. During the Ohio State game this past saturday, a fan ran on to the field only to be met be the strength and conditioning coach for the Buckeyes. The rest is history. He could not have run into a worse person. The strength and conditioning coach literally power-cleaned this kid to the ground, and it was everything we hope happens to Urban Meyer one day. Here is the video.
Bulletin Board Material
Ole Miss seems to run their mouths every single year before the annual matchup with Alabama. Last year, Bo Wallace said “we should have no problem scoring on Alabama”. That was before the 23-0 shutout in Bryant-Denny last season. Cody Prewitt has now given the Tide more bulletin board material with his comments made earlier this weekend. “We don’t really think Bama is as good as they have been”. Whether you believe what Prewitt says or not, you should never give a team bulletin board material. Baccari Rambo before the SEC title against Bama said “we have better athletes than Bama”, and Bama won that game by making one more athletic play then the Dawgs. Here is Prewitt’s full statement.
Below is Bo Wallace’s comments last year before the Alabama game:
“I think we have better receivers than A&M,” Wallace said. “They want to talk about Mike Evans being so good, but we have Donte (Moncrief) and I think Laquon (Treadwell) is going to be that way. We have better players on the outside than A&M does.
“Yeah, I think we can put points on them,” Wallace said. “I think we can put points on anybody. We just have to show up and play. It’s the same thing every week, let’s stay on schedule, control the tempo and don’t have any turnovers.”
Spurrier Is A Sore Loser
Anytime Spurrier gets pissed it is a great thing to watch. He is like a five-year old who does not get his turn on the swing. This saturday Maty Mauk ran out-of-bounds and hit the Ol’ Ball Coach as he was trying to stop himself. The death stare that Spurrier gave Mauk is priceless and makes you wish it was Todd Gurley hitting him instead of the undersized Mauk. Here is the full reaction.
Vols to Take Down Georgia and Memphis to Upset Ole Miss? Could be a Great Weekend for the Volunteer State
The Florida vs. Idaho game remains on the schedule, because ya know. Meanwhile, here are our expert standings:
- Johnny: 39
- Ashley: 38
- Andrew: 36
- Chad: 36
- Daniel: 36
- Jason: 35
- Alex: 33
And our picks…
Bulldogs on TV, Gameday from Columbia (from Clemson), and an Otherwise Uninspiring Slate: The DudeYouCrazy Viewing Guide, Week 5
So, let me get this straight: Missouri loses to Indiana, South Carolina struggles against Vanderbilt, and Gameday goes to Columbia?
Well, not exactly.
— Brandi Mills (@BrandiCMills) September 25, 2014
As an avid hater of all things Gamecock-related, this makes me incredibly happy. What doesn’t make me happy is the fact that that is the only semi-palatable game on the evening slate on Saturday (more to follow) ((but Notre Dame at Syracuse is on ABC. KILL IT WITH FIRE!!!))
Every other timeslot has some damn good football.
Thirsty Thursday Double (hell, triple) header Action
1) 10pm, Fox Sports 1, #11 UCLA at #15 Arizona State: UCLA has been rather pedestrian this season behind a shoddy OL, but maybe Jim Mora’s Bruins have simply been playing down to competition? They’ve won their three games by a combined 18 points. On the flip side, Arizona State has climbed to 15 by virtue of playing NOBODY. Last summer, I almost moved to Phoenix, so I have a soft spot for ASU and the fact that Sun Devil Stadium is essentially built into a mountain. Pretty cool spot.
2) Texas Tech at #24 Oklahoma State, 7:30, ESPN: A coaching matchup for everyone! Ladies will love Kliff Kingsbury’s Goslingesque looks, and men will appreciate Mike Gundy’s manliness. (12 years later its still funny)
3) App State at Georgia Southern, 7:30, ESPNU: Compelling
Big South Sun Belt action!
1) Tennessee at #12 Georgia, ESPN: Even sans any inherent bias, this is the obvious choice for football-watchers in the early slate. Learn about Tennessee here and learn about Georgia’s secondary making tackles in space on Saturday.
2) Vanderbilt at Kentucky, SECN: It’s almost like an SEC game.
3) PICKEM: Wyoming at #9 Michigan State is on the deuce if you need to scout Sparty before their jog through the B1G. The rest is ugly.
Whilst Poppin’ First-SEC-Win Bottles…
1) Again, the SEC saves the day with suddenly-good-at-football Arkansas and #6 Texas A&M (3:30, CBS) squaring off in JerryWorld. Prepare yourself to hear Uncle Verne say “Kenny Trill” and for us all to die a little inside.
2) 4:30, FOX, #16 Stanford at Washington: Why did Chris Pedersen jump ship at Boise, exactly? He hasn’t made that evident in his first few games at UDub. A Huskies win puts Oregon in an almost unbeatable position in the Pac-12 North.
3) #1 Florida State at N.C. State, 3:30, ABC: The ‘Noles have lived dangerously this year. The Wolpfack (yes I did that on purpose) boasts a 4-0 record including wins over South Florida, Old Dominion, and Presbyterian, and a last-minute one over Georgia Southern. SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE!
4) AT YOUR OWN RISK: See if Michigan’s ticket giveaway was enough to keep the sellout ‘streak’ alive against Minnesota on ESPN2. #5 Auburn gets a final tune-up vs. Louisiana Tech before a brutal season-ending stretch (@MSU, SC, @Miss, aTm, @Georgia,
Samford, @Alabama). Oh, and for laughs: Texas at Kansas on FS1 at 4:15.
When the lights go down in the citaaaaayyyyy
1) Anything else. Go to dinner. Enjoy the weather. Knock out your ‘honey-do’ list. Play some touch football. Drink yourself into oblivion. Get creative.
2) Mizzou at #13 South Carolina, 7:30, ESPN: Missouri can totally recover from an Indiana loss to hand the Cocks a loss, right? RIGHT? Shane Ray and Markus Golden, MAKE IT SO!
3) Memphis at #10 Ole Miss, inexplicably on ESPN3. A classic trap game for the Rebs against a team that almost won against UCLA. They host Bama next week.
4) Grab-Bag: I’ll be suffering through UNC’s defense against Clemson at 7 on ESPNU. If you get the B1G Network and hate Ohio State, Cincinnati/#22 Ohio State (6pm) could be fun. Ames, Iowa is where dreams go to die, but the only dreams killed on FOX at 8 are Iowa State’s as they host #7 Baylor.
Anything more, and you’re a masochist.
Sippin’ On Gin and Juice
Personally I do not agree that my Crimson Tide is Natural Light. If anything they are at least Bud Heavy because of their smooth moves and classic look. Honestly I think all SEC teams should be beers, none of this clear alcohol nonsense. My personal favorite on this list is Mizzou. When you read it you will understand why. Here is the full list of what teams would be if they were drinks.
Where would you rank the SEC QB’s after week 4? Personally I would have had Maty Mauk number one until this loss, but now he would be behind Blake Sims, Dak Prescott, and Kenny Hill. Kenny Hill has been the most impressive, even though it is against terrible opponents, he has just played the most consistent. My boy Blake Sims took a huge step in the right direction this week and showcased his running and throwing capabilities. When Sims is on, Alabama’s offense can be unstoppable. Where is Hutson Mason? Here is the stud Georgia QB.
Georgia has had players step up in a huge way. Who has been the most surprising on Georgia’s team so far this season. My personal thought is the Freshman running backs and how they have stepped up and really helped the Georgia run game flourish in the early going. It makes me feel bad for Keith Marshall. I mean these two freshman have come and taken all of Marshall’s key reps. Find out all the surprising players here.
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Georgia Is The Better Team
Florida is not a better team than UGA. South Carolina was not a better team than UGA, but they won because their season was on the line and had desperation to do so. Georgia has an extremely talented team, coaching staff, and a favorable schedule, but I just do not see them having to play with the fire that comes with desperation. 2007 after the Dawgs go embarrassed in Knoxville, they went on and won every single game after that because they were desperate.
Nobody Puts Baby In The Corner
Will Muschamp would lose his job if he loses to UGA for a 4th time in a row. I see Florida playing their best game of the entire season against the Dawgs. I see Jeff Driskel running for 85 yards and throwing for 185 and a couple touchdowns. I hate that I am seeing Florida win this year, but I just do not like the Gators being backed into a corner. The game is always close no matter who has the better team, it typically comes down to who can commit the least amount of unsportsmanlike penalties. Advantage: Whoever does not retaliate
Doors Will Open
The only way I see UGA winning this game is if South Carolina loses to someone before the Florida game. I think that would give UGA an edge and have something to play for other than just hopes and dreams. With a South Carolina loss UGA would have to win out to win the East, and I can see South Carolina losing at least two more games this year, putting the ball back in Georgia’s court.
We Didn’t Start The Fire
Each and every season I feel like we talk about “who needs to lose so UGA can go to Atlanta”, and that is not what you want to be talking about in September. Georgia has elite talent at every position. A Heisman candidate in the backfield, and a more than favorable schedule the rest of the way. Georgia needs to find a way to light a fire the rest of the season, or the Gators will sneak up and ruin the cocktail party, and SEC title hopes.