The South Carolina Gamecocks use “Spurs Up” as one of their battle cries, but what exactly does that mean?

For those who don’t know what rooster “spurs” are, this article does a good job of explaining it. Basically, they are spikes of keratin (which also makes up a rooster’s beak) that attach to the rooster’s leg bone and are used as weapons when fighting other roosters.

Recently, South Carolina put up a giant Gamecock statue outside of Williams-Brice Stadium. Now that the project is complete, though, fans have one major question — where are the spurs?

Yes, some roosters have their spurs clipped, removed or trimmed, but for a school that uses “Spurs Up” as a motto, you’d think the giant statue would, you know, have spurs.

We’ll see if South Carolina addresses this problem moving forward.