The ever optimistic Gamecocks

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  1. Nohelp

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    I knew in was a matter of time before the dirtpeckers would get over their humiliating 28-0 loss to Virginia and their dire predictions of only winning 3 games this year. Of course, winning three games was back in January and I knew that the win total would gradually rise as the months pasted until just before the season starts when some will predict an undefeated season. We are getting close as the following shows. I quote:

    UNC - Gamecocks take a narrow 10-7 lead into halftime, but explode for 24 points in the second half and shut down UNC to win handily, 34-7 in front of a crowd that is increasing more garnet as the afternoon wears on. South Carolina's 11th straight win over North Carolina based teams. (1-0)

    Chas Southern - Home opener goes as expected - a lopsided win for the #23 ranked Cocks. (2-0)

    Alabama - Gamecocks take 'Bama to the limit, but the Tide escapes Columbia with an OT win. Despite the loss, Carolina's stock is on the rise after a surprise performance against a top 3 team. (2-1, 0-1)

    @ Mizzou - #21 ranked South Carolina scores on its first three possessions and force five Mizzou turnovers in a surprisingly easy win to take the Mayor's Cup. (3-1, 1-1)

    Kentucky - The #19 ranked Gamecocks overcome a late 3 point deficit with a 3 yard rushing touchdown on the final play of regulation. The touchdown caps a workmanlike 97 yard, 13 play drive over the final six minutes of regulation. (4-1, 2-1)

    @ UGA - #17 ranked Gamecocks hang tough for three quarters, but Georgia is too tough between the hedges. (4-2, 2-2)

    Florida - #18 ranked South Carolina exorcises the demons of it's Georgia loss in front of a rowdy Williams-Brice Stadium crowd to win by a two touchdown margin. (5-2, 3-2)

    @ Tennessee - #16 Gamecocks run it to a first-ever four game winning streak versus the Vols, winning a hard-fought game in Knoxville, 24-21. (6-2, 4-2)

    Vanderbilt
    - A #12 ranked Gamecock team crushes Vandy at home. (7-2, 5-2)

    App State - The Mountaineers are no match for South Carolina. #12-ranked Gamecocks take the win. (8-2, 5-2)

    @ Texas A&M - The #11 ranked Gamecocks get their first taste of whatever that made-up trophy is (the Travis Trophy, I think). Cocks take their first win versus A&M on the road, winning a shootout, 48-42. (9-2, 6-2)

    Clemson - A record Williams-Brice Stadium crowd witnesses Coach Will Muschamp's Gamecocks take down their arch-rival Tigers in a top-ten match-up. South Carolina notches its second-ever victory over a #1 ranked team. Bedlam ensues. (10-2, 6-2).

    Coach Will Muschamp's Gamecocks fall a game short of the SEC East Championship, but perform well enough to earn a New Year's Day bowl - a win versus Ohio State of the Big Ten.

    Final record: 11-2, 6-2. Coach Will Muschamp inks a top five recruiting class following a surprise 11 win season. The program is built for sustained success. Expectations are off the charts for 2020.
     
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    Atleast being a homer is a rational excuse for others to understand.

    ESPN thinks Tennessee is a Top 15 team and UCLA is a Top 20. What's their excuse .....
     
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    I think we have the capability of going 8-4 this year. Losses to Alabama, Georgia, and Clemson and then probably A&M. Outside of the top three we could win or lose Florida, Missouri, Kentucky and Tennessee. If we stay healthy this year we have a chance in all of those. If the injuries hit like last year it could be a long season.
     
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    I think we're getting an overreaction with USC after the North Carolina game regardless of outcome. If the Gamecocks win, they're on the uptick and everything's gonna work out fine. If they somehow lose to the Tar Heels, blow that shit up good and start over.
     
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    Coots will pound a bad UNC team to spark excitement in the delusional peckers. Two weeks later, excitement hits a fever pitch after losing to Bama 31-14 in a "competitive" game. Then that mean mean Kelly Bryant will lead Mizzou to a gut wrenching win for the Tigers that will drive coot fans to call for Muschamp's head. The Kentucky game will be their biggest win of the year #BreakTheStreak.
     
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    The Gamecocks lose in Charlotte but they will score. They will drop from that finger hold on relevance. They will get crushed by Bama, UGA and Clemson.

    They USuC out loud.
     
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    I wouldn't put that Kentucky game in the W column yet. Until South Carolina shows it can play physical football on both sides of the LOS they aren't beating Kentucky.
     
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    From a high level perspective our biggest concerns are experienced depth in the secondary and production from running backs. Bentley is what he is. Defensive line will be a strength and offensive line will be ok.

    I think it is unfair to put Muschamp on a hot seat until after 2021. Schedule is brutal and he had no depth when he got here. Dabo didn’t get Clemson to where they are overnight and the same shouldn’t be expected out of Muschamp. The worst thing we can do is go the LSU or Auburn route and compare ourselves to Alabama every year.
     
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    If you'll notice, around 90% of Gamecock threads are started by the taters. There were like five Clemson fans here forever. Now, the bandwagon fans are here in force.
     
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    OP's mind is so owned by the SEC and USC. Like watching a meltdown that never stops.
     
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    I like it
     
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    He failed at Florida I think if I was a Gamecock fan after this year I would have seen enough.
     
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    If that happens, South Carolina will be knocking on the door of the playoffs
     
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    Their rational for Tennessee is that they have too much talent on the roster to be as bad as they have been PLUS a coach gets through to and underperforming program after he has had more than one year to win their hearts and minds..
     
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    Cuz its fun...
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    Yeah, but then they'll have to deal with Wake Forest.
     
  18. Nohelp

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    You are correct. As a college football fan in the southeast, I admit that I do focus on our rival school and the schools in the SEC conference since we share the same geographical foot print as the ACC. However, this seems very natural. Perhaps you don't like my topics because you are historically terrible and I remind you of this fact.
     
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    It’s hard to tell. From what I have heard he inherited a bad situation down there (discipline, Charlie Weiss, etc.). In regards to Carolina, the roster he inherited was really bad. He made a bad hire in Roper as coordinator when he started here. McClendon did a good job as a first year offensive coordinator last year. He should get better with more experience.

    I like all of the coaches for the most part. It’s hard to judge them based on their tenure here. You can teach technique and scheme all day but if you don’t have the talent, eventually you will lose.
     
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    Seems reasonable except for hanging with BAMA and losing in OT.
     
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    The rise in rankings after losing to Bama was a nice touch.

    Gotta love the upset comes vs Clemson and not UGA or Bama, because SEC? I don’t know, I got nothing.

    South Carolina is a combined 0-15 vs Kentucky, A&M, and Clemson over the last 5 years, but they’re going to beat better versions of those programs than they’ve faced over the last 5 years? All in the same year.

    The delusion is real folks.
     
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    My Gawd, that is almost worthy of ugafish, PerpetualBurn, and SheriffBuford...



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    Yeah. It’s called a rivalry. But you know, gamecock fans were so rational when they had a 5 game win streak vs Clemson Eyeroll
     
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    Why?

    Holtz's first three years:

    1999: 0-11
    2000: 8-4
    2001: 9-3

    Total: 17-18 (.486)

    Lou lasted three more years.

    Spurrier's first three years:

    2005: 7-5
    2006: 8-5
    2007: 6-6

    Total: 21-16 (.567)

    Spurrier lasted three more years before his breakout season.

    Muschamp's first four years:

    2015: 6-7
    2016: 9-4
    2017: 7-6

    Total: 22-17 (.564)
     
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    Cocks have lpst five straight to UK by an average of 8.4 points (only one game was closer than a TD), lost their only competent offensive players, and they are beating #1 and going to a NY6 bowl?

    Really their preseason hype is all they have. Let's not take that from them too...
     
  26. chucktowncock

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    The truth like stark reality remains immutable
    Despite attempts to promote sophisms
    Dressed up as verity and verisimilitude at a high table
    Where misguided minds dabble at euphemisms and cynicisms
     
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    Thanks for proving my point on the lack of talent we have had. We have a 5 game losing streak to a team (UK) that during that stretch has gone 34-29 with one of those seasons being your best season in 34 years.
     
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    Rodassio Rocks

    Go Cocks!
     
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    Likewise
     
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    Cocks did play Clemson tough.
     
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    South and North Carolina are the class of the South.
     
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    To be fair, I haven't seen too much clucking from the Gamecocks this year. There's been little or no preseason bravado coming out of Columbia.
     
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    We'll let the team do the talking this season.
     
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    If by that you mean the two states outpace the rest of the south in gentility and southern charm and grace, I most certainly agree.
    Although the constant influx and required retraining of our friends from the nawth does tend to test the bounds of one’s civility.
     
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    clemson is a low down cheater and sucks, cuz its fun.
     
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    If Bentley had played like he did against Clemson all year long, they would have had 2 more wins over the season. Maybe even scored against Virginia.

    But if the Gamecock fans are happy with Muschamp, more power to them. But I would question a head coach that lacks the foresight to use the bowl game practices effectively. I’m sure some of his younger players were looking forward to actual play time in the bowl, but he crushed them by calling it punishment.
     
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    What is the magic W-L record this year for Muschamp to get a contract extension?
     
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    Better question, how many wins gets him an 80ft self portrait banner hanging off the side of Billy Brice?
     
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    So much jelly in one thread #wecocky
     

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