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The saddest I've seen sore loser fans actually win a game is when they beat us by 21 (well sort of 14 really) last year. I've never in my life seen fans disappointed in a win over a rival, lame fanbase.
Overhyped by the media maybe, the only year we were truly overhyped from a fan standpoint was the year A&M came in and smashed us to open the season. Last year none of our fans ever really expected to have an amazing season and beat Georgia, A&M, and Clemson all in the same year. Same as this year there aren't very high expectations amongst the fans, and the media for that matter. Most USC fans are reasonable right now and realize it is a process after the way Spurrier left us and that we are trending upward as a whole, but it will not be overnight. We are about 2-3 years away potentially from being back where we were in the glory days under Spurrier.
You sound like a wolf in sheeps clothes (ahem) a Clemson fan. We were definitely in that game last year, only lost by 14 really, Dabo was only running the score up/probably felt he had a better chance going for it on 4th down with 1 minute left than attempting a field goal since their kicker was awful last year. We were 2 fourth down stops away from that one being a nail biter and a good chance at USC winning, the score tells a different story but if you actually watched the game it was much closer than it appeared.
There really isn't any reason to learn to tackle at that age, while I believe that serious head injuries in some may happen at an older age when players are much faster, bigger, and more athletic it does seem dumb for a bunch of 5-12 year olds to run around hitting each other at such a young age of physical development. I didn't play football until I was 13 or 14, and while I wasn't anything amazing, I learned to tackle using proper technique at an age where I was more mature and understanding of the way you should tackle someone and far more developed physically. There may have been a learning curve for me vs. someone who had been playing tackle football most of their life up to that point, but by year 2 on the team I had learned to tackle players that were bigger and faster than me just fine.
Go honest with the small stuff so that you 'seem' honest, then the NCAA won't try and sniff out the big stuff. Not saying UGA is or is not cheating on the recruiting trail, but if they are it's a smart move to self report small violations. Spurrier did it with us a few times. And if you're not cheating, then hey you really are an honest program! It's a win-win.
I still swear that really is Jim Mcilwain on top of that shark hahahahha
Josh Belk just got lazy and fat b/c he never even really got to play at Clemson so no motivation, Feaster was actual quality production, while not the main guy, he was a contributor and would be motivated I feel wherever he goes b/c he's done it before and can do it again. Hopefully he picks us!
I hope we get him but I'm not sure we will, he would definitely be the starter but he said he wants to go somewhere that will contend for the playoff which isn't us. I think Oklahoma may be a good fit even though he would be sharing reps there as well I'm sure.
And also shows no sign of being relevant soon with that stagnant offense
Please get Tennessee out of this discussion good lord, or put us in there if you're putting UT in, I mean we have a better shot if you ask me. The media loves hyping up the Vols who haven't been relevant in 10 years.
Thanks for that interesting tid bit, great take we all enjoyed hearing that, was very relevant.
No offense but Tennessee really sucks, and so does usc but not as bad as Tennessee. You’re one year removed from not winning a single conference game. You gotta give Pruitt time and stop saying stuff like put your big boy pants on in year one. It sucks believe me as a carolina fan but y’all will remain terrible if you continuously run every coach out of Knoxville and putting them on the hot seat in year one.
We’ll go ahead to Stanford Hilinski. This coaching staff has proven you don’t have a chance in hell to play next year as long as Bentley “doesn’t leave early for the NFL” and is on our team. What a joke. We won’t bench him for anything
Georgia is such a great state as well with such great rich history starting off as a prison state
Liked this idea until I realized Bentley has already played in 5 games this year.... regardless I disagree with the coaching staff not wanting to at least start Scar this week and give him the first few series. I know they've seen them both more in practice and may have a better "feel" as to who is the better QB, but I'll quote the good ole HBC, some guys are just gamers and don't necessarily practice the best. That's what you want on the field. Could this be Scar? I know Muschamp has a completely different belief when it comes to practice.
What about SC-UGA next week in the showdown that could determine the east? Barring SC beats Vandy and I don't think it really matters what happens in UGA vs. UF as to whether they'd consider Athens for next week. I get LSU-Bama, but they've covered Bama once already this year and LSU doesn't seem like the same ole LSU this year and there's another potential Bama coverage at the iron bowl, anyways just a thought.
If UK did that against SC it'd be a stalemate cause lord knows we forget how to even play football when those guys are up next on the schedule
Normally I wouldn't be cool with this, but I like he said it and didn't need to apologize even though he may never back it up. It's something fans, and possibly the team needed to hear. It seems like many commenters don't remember (or know) that Clowney first said this after beating Clemson the first year he played them, he vowed as long as he was playing them, we would never lose. That came true. And then Deshaun Watson vowed the same thing as a high school commit, and unfortunately that was true. I think it is a good move by Dak. I think Clemson has quickly forgotten about Clowney and need to hear something that will bring them down to earth b/c it's going to happen sooner or later, they're not Bama as much as they think they are. Finebaum said it perfectly, they're fan base is delusional!
Darius English, he was finally starting to shine because he had some decent coaching. His first 3 years were a waste being coached by Deke Adams and Lorenzo Ward, he could have been so much better with good defensive coaching. Zandi was overrated and our O-Line wasn't much better with him and would still suck with him this year. Our D line now has entirely no pass rush without English unless there is something unforeseen.
I like the confidence but even as an SC fan I don't see that happening with Bentley. Not because of his skill set, I really believe we have offensive skill players that are good enough to be on SEC maybe even NC caliber teams, but until our O and D lines get better we won't even sniff a NC game. I can see Bentley competing for and possibly even winning the east by his 3rd or 4th year with line and defensive improvement, but I just don't think we'll have a NC caliber O and D line by the end of his career here. But hey who know, anything can happen right?
Meanwhile Jeffrey Simmons plays vs. SC Saturday after serving his one game suspension from repeatedly hitting a woman in the face on video from this past summer. Sounds like the NCAA has their priorities straight allowing Miss St to handle that one.
Yeah but it was his soft behind that kept Ward around for so long, he should have been fired at the end of 2013. Things would be different if he had and Spurrier still might be coaching. I think that was a sign that Spurrier was getting too old to coach though, he didn't want to fire anybody, like he felt some obligation to be nice to everyone, even people that did a terrible job, because he was reaching the end of his coaching career/his life. I think Florida Spurrier of the 90's would have gotten rid of Ward in a heartbeat.
How long before Dabo starts doing this? Surprised he didn't come up with the idea first!
A lot of people on here are commenting on getting an offensive minded coach and a defensive minded hc with no experience doesn't often work. But honestly I'm leaning towards Kirby Smart because A) He is a known excellent recruiter and Spurrier admitted he hasn't done a good job of that, so we need a good recruiter; and B) he is a good defensive coach, we DESPARATELY need a defensive turnaround, and unless you are a fan from another team that has watched EVERY single USC game the past 2 years, you don't understand. It is painful to watch, I've NEVER seen a defense so bad at usc the as I have the past 2 years. They don't even have basic fundamentals down such as open field tackling most of the time. We make not good offenses look like National Championship offenses. Just because you racked up yards on SC the past 2 years, literally means nothing!!! Even when we were 0-11 and 1-10, those defenses were better I promise. I think it's pretty clear, Smart needs to be the guy if interested. It's going to take a miracle defensive worker, who I believe is Kirby Smart, to turn it around as far south as it's gone on defense for SC.
I hate they beat us and I thought we had a chance after the 1st half. But what a great guy!!! Rooting for him and lsu now for sure!!! They should be allowed to auction their jerseys for a cause like that ( or for their benefit, just my personal opinion) but, his jersey is gonna make a lot of money. Thank God for people like him!
And I only say that about Mitch because I still think Spurrier would have him as the starter against UGA even though he has done little to nothing in the first game and a half on offense.
I don't think Perry is the most talented qb, but I think you're right about him. He looks very composed and comfortable when running the offense and can make things happen. I hate to see players get hurt and I was all for him to begin with, but Mitch getting injured was the best thing to happen to our team at this point. I still feel like we have a chance to go in and upset UGA now that we have a qb that has proven he can produce on offense. Looking forward to seeing more of what Nunez can do this week as well.
Tennessee = Overrated. That prediction's not gonna happen. I won't be surprised if OU wins. Thank goodness the Gamecocks aren't the overrated team this year cause it sucks.
All these hater comments are hilarious! I agree I wouldn't be surprised if we were as bad as we were last year, but I also think we have the potential to win 11 again (including bowl game) and play in Atlanta. Point is, the SEC east is WIDE open again, with Georgia the most proven team and pre season front runner. Thing is, Spurrier has that number. Mizzou lost a lot from last year especially defensively which is why they were in the SECCG. UT hasn't proven s%&^ (what good team did they beat last year?)! So it's impossible at this point to say USC is going to suck and Missouri, UT and UGA will finish top 3. People are going to be shocked with this year because of how certain teams are being talked up pre season, somebody is going to fall hard in that 'top 3' group and thank goodness it won't be us this year. I'm saying all of this because there are a bunch of unknowns across the board, not just at USC, and there is a lot more talent and potential at USC this year than people realize. I agree with the writers, 8-4 is a good prediction (I personally couldn't pick the W/L column for each game), but 8-4 is a pretty good neutral guess for a team that could potentially win anywhere from 6-10 games in the regular season.