Thursday, November 29, 2007

A little salt for the wound

The above billboard is located on I-26 near Harbison, beside the Jamil Shrine Temple in Columbia and appeared this week after the loss to CU.
Gamecock fans what do you think of this????

Good news from the USC camp...

Three University of South Carolina players were named to the 2007 SEC All-Conference team as selected by, it was announced yesterday.
  • Captain Munnerlyn, earned a spot on the first-team defense, tied for the team lead with three interceptions while logging 47 tackles, including 40 solo stops, in 11 games.
  • Kenny McKinley, earned a spot on the second team, led the team with a school-record 77 receptions for a team-best 968 yards and team-leading nine touchdowns. He leads the SEC in receptions (77), receptions per game (6.42) and is second in receiving yards per game (80.7). He led the team in receptions in 10 of 12 games and in receiving yards in nine of 12 contests. He had four 100-yard receiving games, including a career-high 14-catch, 151-yard effort against Tennessee. He has caught a pass in 33 straight games.
  • Safety Emanuel Cook, also was a 2nd team choice, leads the Gamecocks with 92 tackles, including 77 solo stops. He ranks sixth in the SEC, averaging 8.4 tackles per game. He also is tied for the team lead with three interceptions.

The Sporting News also named Six University of South Carolina players to the 2007 SEC All-Freshman Team yesterday. All six Gamecocks are true freshmen and its' interesting to note that the Gamecocks were represented by more members on the 25-man squad than any other Southeastern Conference school.

(h/t: the cool chicken)

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Football awards

Well now that the football season is pretty much over, unless Carolina lucks up and finds a crap bowl to go to. I will announce the tailgating and football awards for the 2007.

The first award goes to best gamecock haircut.......

Captain Munnerlyn

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Another "L" for USC

That was a devastating last-second 23-21 loss to Clemson and leaves Carolina's bowl hopes we deserve to go to a bowl?
Key to the Clemson win ----Well, the Tigers owned the ball, controlling it for 38:37 to just 21:23 for USC. Clemson ran 85 plays for 443 yards, including 214 yards on the ground, while USC had a season-low 52 plays for 364 yards, including just 80 yards rushing on 21 carries.
Corey Boyd is the man and it was good to see McKinley set the record.
Lot's of questions now though swirling --- why was Addison on Kelly at the end of the game b/c it is a mis-match? 3rd and 4 and we call a run play? How did they succeed on 3rd and 18? Why 2 blocked punts? Will there be defensive coaching changes for USC?
But for now, a bowl game could be in the picture but that is uncertain for the gamecocks and here's why: The SEC looks like it will get two teams in the BCS -- the LSU-Tennessee winner in the title game and Georgia. That would place nine of the SEC's record 10 bowl eligible teams in bowls, with USC (6-6) and Alabama (6-6), a 17-10 loser at Auburn, fighting it out for the final spot likely in the Independence Bowl.

Whoever loses that would have to hope for an at-large berth, and there don't figure to be too many of those, although one that could be open is the Armed Forces Bowl on Dec. 31 in Fort Worth, Texas, if the PAC-10 gets two teams in the BCS. And that could depend on whether Arizona State (9-2) beats Arizona (5-6) next week at home. Arizona State is No. 6 in the BCS but will likely fall after losing to Southern Cal on Thursday.
For now, USC can only wait (will know next weekend if bowls plans are in the picture) and hope and wonder after finishing the regular season with five straight losses -- the most in coach Steve Spurrier's 18-year career as a head coach.