Steve Spurrier started it after the Capital One Bowl, and Dabo Swinney kept the trolling rolling after the Orange Bowl win over Ohio State. This rivalry is great for college football, and both teams are winning on the national stage…Clemson just isn’t winning against South Carolina.
After the Capital One Bowl victory over Wisconsin, Spurrier made sure the Tigers knew who the Carolina state champs really are.
“Hey, these two Capital One Bowls in a row are pretty nice, but that state championship ain’t bad either.”
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And in an attempt to get the last laugh after the Orange Bowl win, Swinney threw a jab back at South Carolina, saying they’ve entered uncharted waters and stand alone.
“We’re the first team from South Carolina to ever win a BCS bowl.”
South Carolina has beaten Clemson five years in a row, and the Gamecocks have now beaten two BCS bowl winners (Clemson and UCF) and the Cotton Bowl winner (Missouri) all in the same season. Three 11-win seasons in a row is a remarkable feat.
Spurrier was probably smoking a cigar and sipping bourbon when Dabo made the remarks, and he’ll have something special planned for him. After all, Clemson beat Ohio State, a team the SEC is undefeated against.
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