Saturday, September 01, 2007

Gameday is amongst us...

Well boys and girls, the game has arrived and it should be a great day for college football. The South Carolina Gamecocks open year three of the "Spurrier Era" tonight when they host the visiting Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns. The game is set for a 7:05 p.m. ET kick inWilly-B. I hope the gamecocks come out today and post a 50+ score but Spurrier may choose to get some PT from lesser experienced players and may hold back a little due to a big game next week. Spurrier owns a 2-0 record against Louisiana-Lafayette with both wins coming as the head coach at the University of Florida.

Any predictions out there? I predict a 45-13 score....what do you think?

Not to sure about the "click clack" thing and I don't like the "we are.....Carolina" cheer that is being shoved down our throats. No matter how you slice is a great day for some Carolina football.

Sidenote....South Carolina defeats Clemson (in soccer)!

SC Season Prediction..

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Gamecocks...Time is Now...

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Friday, August 31, 2007

Friday Poll Question

1)Will the Gamecocks cover the spread against UL - Lafayette, which is at 29 points right now?

2) Who will end up with more rushing yards for the UL-Laf game: Cory Boyd or Mike Davis?

3) Will the combo of Beecher and Smelley throw for over 300 yards on Saturday?

4) Who will win on Monday, Clemson or FSU?

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Can I get a prediction on the season

Well it is almost here and we have talked about tailgating, road trips, and expectations of the coeds this year. Now it is time to throw out some predictions for the season.

Vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (W)- the Ragin Cajuns will put up a good fight but USC will get the better of them with a impressive defense and a simple but effective offense. Talent will win this game. Also look for a couple mistakes early as Smelly starts his first college game. Cory Body will be player of the Game with 125 yards rushing and 2 Td's.

@ UGA (W)- The Dawgs are due for a loss to the cocks and I believe this is Spurriers year. The defense will come up big again as they shut down Georgia early and often. The offense will have its first true test as Blake will probably back under center. Look for a couple young receivers to have big games as UGA tries to stop the running due of Boyd and Davis. Jasper Brinkley named Player of the Game.

Vs. SC State (W) The first meeting between the two South Carolina schools should be a good one, well at least for the Gamecocks. With all the publicity that this game will get in the state there should be a good showing from the Bulldog fans. I see USC winning this game pretty easily, with Brian Maddox joining the running back combo of Davis and Boyd. Play of the game honors go to Captain Munnerlyn.

@ LSU (L) LSU might be the best team the Cocks see all year. The difference in the game is playing in one of the most hostile places in College Football, Death Valley. Glen Dorsey is to much for our offensive line and has a great night. Our defense should hold them but late in the game, look for a tired defensive lineman and Secondary to give up some big running plays that allows the Tigers to control the clock to win the game. Player of the game goes to Ryan Succop.

Vs. Mississippi State (W) USC’s first SEC test at home comes against the cellar dweller from the west. Just like last year MSU will feature a running game and a strong defense. Look for Carolina to stack the box and make Henig beat us with his arm. The gamecocks will have more success this year against the Bulldogs then last year, winning by a trick play. Player of the game is Kenny McKinley

Vs. Kentucky (W) This game will be one for the ages, Woodson will have a good game but in the end the Gamecocks will prevail with there 3 SEC victory. The defense will be tested this game, but I feel the linebackers will have to step up to keep Woodson contained. Player of the game will be Jasper Brinkley.

@ UNC (W) This might be one of the most anticipated games since the Spurrier era began. This border war was last played in the 90’s but a lot has changed since then. I see the Gamecock’s putting a beat down on the Tar heels. UNC is in a rebuilding period and by the time this game is played Spurrier will have figured out who is the QB and what to do to win these types of games with ease. Player of the game is Blake Mitchell.

Vs. Vandy (W) Another high flying offense comes to Columbia. USC had a lot of success against the Commodores last year, and I don’t see anything being different this year. Spurrier will have a game plan that shuts down there offense and a balance Gamecock offense should keep Earl Bennett and Chris Nickson off the field for the most part. Player of the game will be Cliff Matthews.

@ Tennessee (L) Knoxville has always been a tuff place for the Gamecocks to play. The game will be a battle that comes down to special teams and who is the better kicker Succop or Colquitt. How many Colquitt’s can there be? The Vol’s end up winning by 10 even thought it is a lot close then the score shows. Player of the game is Mike Davis.

@ Arkansas (W) Not playing this game in Little Rock is great for the Gamecocks, as Fayetteville has been more suitable for the boys. McFadden will have another Heisman caliber game but in the end Carolina’s defense will figure out a way to stop the all-star backfield. By this time Marcus Monk will be back and ready to light up the gamecocks again on every 3rd down. Unfortunately this year, Carolina will not be trying to come back from a large deficit. The Wildhog offense will not work as well this year as last, since teams will expect McFadden to throw the ball. Player of the game is Ladi Ajiboye .

Vs. Florida (L) Florida has to much talent, reloading from last years National Championship team. They will give the Cocks a fit with Tim Tebow finally getting to run the Urban offense of old. Say hello to the new Alex Smith. Spuirrer will have some great quotes after the game about gimmick offenses. Player of the game will be Wesley Saunders.

Off week

Vs. Clemson (W) Clemson will come in hot after playing a week ACC schedule, but will run into a brick wall known as the Brinkley Brothers. This game will define there careers by shutting down the combo of Davis and Spiller. Just as last year Tommy Bowden will fold in the presents of Steve Spurrier, just as in the movie Waterboy. Willy Korn will get his first taste of Garnet and Black, hopefully he survives with most bones in tacked. The seniors go out in style with consecutive wins against the tigers Players of the Game, Brinkley Brothers

No SEC championship game this year, but it will be nice to return to Tampa to play a Big 10 school.

Another good season for the Gamecocks hopefully is all works out and players can stay on the right side of the law. Man I can’t wait till Saturday.


2 days...

Also, ... what the hell Clemson, what the hell?

The person with his tongue extended in the picture, that would be reserve Clemson quarterback Tribble Reese. No word on the identities of the catcher or third accomplice. And why is Chick-Fil-A brought into this? They sponsor bowl games not weird male nipple licking fetish parties. Seriously, some Tiger lurker tell me, what the hell?

Originally reported over at EDSBS.

Also this classic on LSU and their aroma should be required reading for everyone before the season begins. I believe an Auburn message board poster was the original author. From Loser with Socks.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Emanuel Cook reinstated

Emanuel Cook, who had been suspended from the University for an incident allegedly involving a gun, has been reinstated as a student at the university.

While he was suspended Cook was hospitalized with appendicitis and had to have his appendix removed. It may still be another two weeks until he can rejoin the football team, as he recovers from the surgery.

Following his reinstatement, Cook issued the following statement through his attorney, link:

"I have been reinstated as a student at the University of South Carolina. I appreciate the fair and expeditious handling of this matter by the University and the Office of Judicial Affairs. I understand the seriousness of the charges made against me and believe the actions taken by the University were reasonable and appropriate in this situation. I want to apologize to the entire University community, the football team and staff, and my family and friends for the negative attention which my actions may have brought.

I am excited to continue my educational pursuits and assure you I will have a positive impact on the University in the future. I would like to thank you for your support during this difficult period in my life. I also want everyone to know that I am on my way to a full and speedy recovery from my appendectomy which was performed on Sunday."

100 hours

As of 3:00 p.m. EDT today, we can now stop counting down days to kickoff and begin counting hours. There are now 100 hours left until South Carolina kicks off. I'll do some sort of preview later this week of the U-La-La game.

Also, breaking news, even though Ole Miss doesn't believe reading is fundamental, the NCAA takes a different stance. Highly touted defensive tackle recruit Jerrell Powe has been ruled ineligible for the 2007 season, ostensibly for being dumb. The NCAA more delicately described their rationale: “Mr. Powe has not achieved sufficient academic success." Another more popular theory was most eloquently stated by Jerrell's mom some weeks back: "Jerrell is a really good child but he just can't read."

Despite being unable to read and unacceptable by the NCAA's standards, Ole Miss will still allow Jerrell to take classes. Maybe that's why hoddy toddy is so popular in Oxford. Illiteracy cannot touch made-up words.

Are you fired up?

In 4 days we will be drinking in the hot sun singing Irish tones about drunken lads waiting to walk to the concrete castle we call Williams Brice. With the site of drunken college kids dressed up for there Saturday ritual that can only take place in the south during the fall. Sundresses, bow ties, flip-flops and boat shoes will all be worn with Gamecock visors and “Beat the Cajun’s” stickers handed out by our own cheerleaders. The bourbon and beer will be flowing, as the smoke from grills rises in the air, chicken wings, burgers and brats are tossed on the flames as “GAME” and “COCKS” is yelled from parking lot to condo thru out the crossroads of Bluff and George Rogers roads.

What is your football superstition? Do you always wear the same hat until Carolina loses, or do you always drink the same beer before every game?

What will be your first alcoholic beverage at tailgating this year?

Did you go out and buy a new Under Armor gamecock shirt, or are you going with old faithful for the first game?

Also some news out of Alabama, as a 4th player has been arrested and Saban is yet to suspend one of them

A Klempson history lesson...

Here are some links to interesting Clemson articles from Real Football 365.

They focus on the Klempson Football Program from start to today's world. It is a good "refresher" on the team I was born to dislike.

There are 5 parts to this story and below are the links to them. Read up (kill some time at work) and comment especially on part 3 which discusses the Danny Ford era.

Part I
Part II
Part III
Part IV
Part V

Monday, August 27, 2007

Mitchell loses appeal...

University of South Carolina Athletics Director Eric Hyman has upheld the one-game suspension for quarterback Blake Mitchell, it was announced Sunday night. Redshirt freshman Chris Smelley is expected to make the start at quarterback against the Ragin' Cajuns on Saturday.

Smelley for Heisman anyone?

Poor Girl...


I know some have already seen this but it is too good not to post from Miss Teen South Carolina. Here’s a complete transcription of her “answer” courtesy of VH1:

I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because, uhmmm,
some people out there in our nation don’t have maps and uh, I believe that our,
I, education like such as uh, South Africa, and uh, the Iraq, everywhere like
such as, and I believe that they should, uhhh, our education over here in the US
should help the US, uh, should help South Africa, it should help the Iraq and
the Asian countries so we will be able to build up our future, for us.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Makes you think

Does Spurrier really now his players all that well. I support my Gamecocks but some things you have take a step back and look at the situation from a different point of view. Check out E. Cook's myspace page.