Pete Lembo has coached long enough to not get too wrapped up in the highs of a big win, or the lows of a tough loss. That includes games like Saturday’s win over Georgia State when the South Carolina special teams coordinator watched his units block 2 punts and return them for touchdowns.

A history buff, Lembo in his weekly press conference shared an anecdote about Dwight D. Eisenhower having a note in his pocket ahead of the D-Day invasion in 1944. But then quickly made this segue.

“I did take note of the pair of boxer shorts I was wearing Saturday night and I will make sure that those are packed for this trip, and maybe the week after, too” Lembo said.

Of course the heroics came by way not only of the 2 blocked punts for touchdowns, but also new placekicker Mitch Jeter debuted by hitting 2 field goals of 50-plus yards and long snapper Hunter Rogers carried a fake field goal 5 yards for a first down that led to the Gamecocks’ only first-half touchdown.