Shane Beamer is not afraid to issue a challenge to South Carolina’s fans, and he did it again on Sunday night during his media teleconference ahead of the Clemson game this week.

“We would be EXTREMELY — and you can put that in all caps — (disappointed) if it’s not packed on Saturday night,” Beamer said. The coach added that crowd noise makes a difference, especially with recruits, and that fans made a statement Saturday night with their energy during the Auburn win.

“Our fans made a statement,” he said.

Clemson holds a 6-game winning streak in the series, but Williams-Brice Stadium is capable of being a very difficult place to play, especially for the Tigers.

A popular hashtag for Gamecock faithful is “#PackWillyB” and that will likely circulate more this week, with help from Beamer.

H/T Ben Portnoy and SportsTalkSC.