South Carolina Gamecock fan who appreciates all SEC football.
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Bentley's progress will depend on our o-line progression. Giving up 41 sacks was igregious and VERY hard to watch last year. If the o-line is half-way decent we should be fine on offense.
Shaw is so much better than Sanchez. The Bears just seem like such a poorly run organization. From the draft night fiasco to this!
Couldn't agree more. As a player you rarely want to say someone is better than you are.
Analysis:Our o-line gave up something stupid like 40+ sacks last year. New coach role not you still need players to block someone so I'm very skeptical of the o-line at this point in time.Defense was average until the last 3-4 games where we were giving up the kitchen sink! We only had 2 scholarship LB's throughout the spring. The pass rush is still not there, if you listen to Champ. And our secondary has still yet to prove they can consistently defend a sub-par passing attack.So once again... as a lifelong Gamecock fan I've been here before, most recently before the 2014 (where we were dark horse National Title contenders and the defense just shat the bed), and 2015 (Spurriers redemption year that turned out to be ANYTHING but). So this year I will continue to sleep... until I see a product on the field that wakes me up
It's called using your analytical brain.
I don't think the knock is on Muschamp at this point. That squad last year had ZERO reasons to win 6 games... not even with Bentley. The issue now is personnel as our defense, and o-line, are woefully under recruited and not SEC Champion Caliber talent. Not even close.
As a lifelong Gamecock fan I've been here before. Until I see the final product in the field in September... ZZZZZZZZZZZZ
Wish he would have grinder it out. Look at the QB from UNC! Got better every year and made his one year as starter absolutely count. Look at DT!!! Hell!!! Everyone wants the spotlight ASAP.
Kid is a competitor and I'm glad he's in the fold. No we need Champ to, somehow, win 9 or 10 games with this team to prove his coaching chops. If he does that then his haul next year should be ridiculous because coaches won't be able to hang Florida over him on the recruiting front anymore. 3-9, to 6-7, to 10-2 should do the trick. Not sure how he'll get to 10 wins, but if he does I'll never question the hire again. Ever.
I love my Gamecocks but let's be honest here... Bentley grew up a Gamecock fan and likely would have been here. Edwards is here because Clemson wanted him as a safety. Had they offered him as a WR he'd be a National Champion right now. I'll give him Dowdle, an underrated athlete that no one had any idea where to put him. I think Champ is a good recruiter bits he's going to have to get more Dowdle and Bentleys because the Hamsah's will, almost always, pick a school with "tradition" over building something of their own. I hope Jamyest is still all in but the fact he isn't saying it anymore gives me pause. At any rate we'll have the guys who want to be here and they'll have to out work everyone to be the Champions they want to be.
I said, when USC hired Muschamp and gushed over his recruiting abilities, that Champ was a great recruiter because of where he was (LSU, Texas, Florida). He was at blue blood programs with a tradition of winning titles. I said he'd have to earn it here at USC... so welcome to our world. Where we can find great talent, but when a "traditional" school comes along... unless a kid is from SC and grew up a Gamecock fan our chances of holding on are slim. Jamyest is next. And no disrespect to these young men because this choice is about them, not USC. Champ said he could sell ice to an Eskimo at his introductory conference in 2016. Get to selling!
What Gamecock in TX said. I played sports in college and we ALWAYS went home after the games. Whoever told you that lie is so full of sh*t their eyes are brown.
I MUST call bullsh*t on this one. Not sure why anyone at U.K. would be paying attention to USC while in Louisiana, or even how, but this is just a lie.
We don't stoop to the level of Clemson fans. We're better than that.
Judging from Champs quote it sounds like their scholarships will not be renewed. Sucks.
Champ raves about the o-line so maybe we're all missing something. That said I hope Elliott gets the chance to prove his worth as an HC! I live in Atlanta so I'll go watch a game or two.
I thought Taggart didn't interview! You mean we could have had Taggart and picked Muschamp instead?!?!? Damn.....
Couldn't agree with you more. I meant to say when we get back to running the State on the field. We're a good 3 years off. I see now why people were so pissed at Spurrier.
Disrespectful? No doubt! But I look at it like this... they wouldn't have been able to do it had we been more competitive in the game. The more disrespectful issue was our ineptitude against a well oiled machine. Hats off to Clemson, but fu€% them at the same time. I hope they plaster the score and everything all over the walls of Willy B, the dorms, the weight room, AND the football offices. When we get back to running the State we'all get back to 11 win seasons and competing for titles.
Football players, and basketball players, typically don't go home for Thanksgiving because of games. They'll eat with the coach and team. Love the fact that Champ is practicing on Thanksgiving day. He's really starting to grow on me.
My logic is this... we should be very competitive in the East next year, barring injuries, given the year over year improvement and the obvious lack of talent when compared to UT, UGA, UF, UK. If we can legitimately compete for the East we can compete for the SEC crown. Will we win it? Doubtful. But we should compete.
You can see he's CLEARLY learned from that experience. SC players would run through a wall for him. Will we win a championship? I don't know but I most certainly expect to compete for them on a consistent basis starting next year.