We all saw how Sorensen got burned almost every play against the Arkansas D line and now this has hit the internet. Fans of the Gamecocks know how suspect our offensive line has been all season and seems some on the team were not completely focused going into a big game.
While it was the team as a whole that lost and not one particular player’s fault, one of the most glaring weaknesses was the offensive line. Quarterback Blake Mitchell was sacked twice and hurried at least another dozen times. It seemed the rare occasion that more than three seconds passed between the time the ball was snapped and the time the Razorback defense was in the South Carolina backfield. And then we received these hilarious photos of Gamecock’s right tackle Justin Sorensen (above and left) — among a number of other players — from a reader who said they were taken on Halloween night in Columbia’s Five Points district, and suddenly it all made sense. A bunch of South Carolina players went out partying the night before the team traveled to Fayetteville, and then the team got roughed up by the Razorbacks. The only reason we weren’t more surprised at these pictures was because Sorensen has a history of crazy behavior.
Don’t get us wrong, we’re all about having a good time. But there’s something to be said for a little restraint the night before leaving for a huge football game —especially when you’re getting a free college education because of football.