Palmetto Bowl troll? South Carolina finds interesting way to promote Clemson game
Of all the players South Carolina could have picked to promote the upcoming rivalry game with Clemson, the Gamecocks chose RB Tavien Feaster, the one-time Clemson player who transferred to the Garnet and Black just before this season began.
The troll job didn’t get past Clemson fans on social media. Meanwhile, South Carolina is trying to snap a five-game losing streak in the series.
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney was asked about playing against Feaster, the Spartanburg native, who was a starter at running back for the Tigers before Travis Etienne burst on the scene.
“It will be like when we play Alabama,” Swinney said, according to SportsTalkSC. “I always see a lot of friends and we visit before the game. But once the game starts, you’re just playing.”
Feaster has dealt with a groin injury recently and missed the last two games, although he’s expected to play a week from Saturday in Williams-Brice Stadium. He still leads the Gamecocks in rushing with 625 yards and five touchdowns.
Feaster graduated from Clemson and joined the Gamecocks on Aug. 3. At Clemson, he had 1,330 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns on 222 carries and 23 receptions for 183 yards and one touchdown in 674 snaps over 41 career games (11 starts). He ranked second in Clemson history in career yards per carry (5.99) behind only Etienne at the end of 2018.
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