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Posted by Featheredcock on 23 September 2014 - 08:06 PM
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Posted by Alan on 08 February 2013 - 11:50 PM
Guys, I've been thinking, since the forum is becoming more and more popular, and since there aren't some really good Gamecocks websites anymore, when we will be able to have here a fully featured webiste, build like the new fancy websites with a great skin and appealing features, where we can get all our Gamecocks needs, with separate categories for sports. Maybe intergrating this forum into it, and make the user registrations on the website auto-create the member account here too. What do you guys really think?
I know my idea seems futuristic, but I really wish we could have one in like 5-6-7-8 months (I know there's a lot of work to be done on a website), having a website where we could contribute with suggestions and tell what we don't like and what we like, what needs changed and so makes me feel so good about my team. A place for our Gamecocks tastes.
Posted by Featheredcock on 27 January 2013 - 03:00 PM
We got it the raffle plugin..........
Posted by Featheredcock on 27 November 2014 - 09:19 PM
South Carolina has its biggest game of the year to prepare for but on Thursday, the coaches and players spent time with youth from Epworth Children’s Home over Thanksgiving Dinner.
Epworth Children’s Home, which was established in 1896, is for children from 4 to 18 years of age who come from broken family systems. Their mission is to serve children, youth and families through a caring, accepting and safe Christian community, where hurts are healed; hope is nurtured; and faith in God self and others is developed.
The football program has sponsored the event for several years.
“Our players look forward to it and the coaches do, too," Spurrier said. "Hopefully the Epworth kids have a good time as we have Thanksgiving with them.”
Posted by Featheredcock on 26 September 2014 - 11:58 AM
General intrigue heading in after upset loss to Indiana:
“I think the most important thing is, nobody likes to lose. And half the teams in the country lose every week. Nobody likes being a part of that. But the most important thing is to stay positive. And keep working hard. South Carolina is a very good football team. I’ve got great respect for head coach Steve Spurrier and what he has done there. It’s a great place to play (Williams-Brice Stadium). We opened up there a few years ago and it’s a great environment. We’re entering the SEC schedule now and we’re excited about that. We’re going to work real hard and play our best.”
On Dylan Thompson’s progression at quarterback:
“I think he has gotten better with experience just like anyone else does. I think he’s a really good player. He’s playing very well. Their offensive scheme is really good. They’re very good at what they do. I’m impressed with (Steve Spurrier) and the job he has done and what they do with their offense. He’s really playing well. They have some good receivers making plays for him and they can run the ball which certainly helps.”
On the difference between this year’s Gamecocks vs. 2013 South Carolina:
“They struggled against (Texas) A&M the first game, and they just keep getting better. Obviously, the win against Georgia was huge, in a pressure-packed situation. It was just a great college football game. Quarterback’s playing well, great running back and the receivers are excellent. The defense, they’re younger than they’ve been in the past, but they’re very athletic. Then they coach well and keep getting better and better. They’ve got a very good football team. I think (Spurrier) knows it and, like all of us, everybody just wants to keep improving, so that you become a better football team.”
On how Mizzou matches up with the Gamecocks’ running game:
“They’ve got a good run game and they’re good up front. We’re certainly going to be challenged there. We’ve given up some big plays and that has really hurt our defense. We just have to keep working hard and get better. It will definitely be a challenge for us.”
On whether last year’s double overtime loss to South Carolina left a lingering headache:
“They just did what you have to do to win in the fourth quarter. That was the only regular-season game we lost last year. They had a great fourth quarter, got them two overtimes and they did the things necessary to win. From that approach, I take is certainly we learned from that. Especially in this league, there’s so many great teams in this league you’ve got to be able to finish.”
Posted by Featheredcock on 25 September 2014 - 12:37 AM
We have signed up for new server which will handle the traffic. should be upgrade by the weekend. We will be down for the day as the transfer takes place............
Posted by picknroll on 26 July 2014 - 03:07 AM
Darn, I got banned from taternet.
Posted by Featheredcock on 20 July 2014 - 04:33 AM
They think we'll be a little better than last season but feel like we'll really hit our stride in 2015/2016. They also said not to be surprised if we win between 18-20 games this season. It's nice to have better expectations for the program. I hope they're right.
Posted by Featheredcock on 28 June 2014 - 03:18 AM
I really think Chaz Elder is going to surprise some people around the league and turn in an all conference season if he can stay healthy. At free safety he's got potential to be a great ballhawk with all the height and speed he's got.
Also very excited to see Pharoh Cooper playing wide receiver full time and hoping he stays on punt and kick returns. He almost broke a couple for scores last year
Posted by Featheredcock on 04 June 2014 - 12:45 AM
Ok, so all the cry babies are out to bash our coach... Predictable. Any time stuff doesn't go exactly as planned in any sport around here, all the Nancies get their "monthly" and start acting like they know something. So, let's talk facts- people love to compare what Holbrook has done so far to what Tanner did- problem is most the comments are painfully idiotic and wrong.., stuff like implying Tanner NEVER lost a home regional- BS, he did. Or acting like our guys were just spectacular at getting the runners home when Tanner was here- aside from the two NC teams, they really were not. Case in point, the 2012 squad who lost to Arizona in an almost identical fashion it seems to the way this squad lost to Mary Land. We couldn't bring our runs around to score when they got on base, Zona ( and Mary Land) put on a CLINIC of clutch hitting and small ball/ slapping it where the other team ain't standing to score runners almost every time they got on base...
My favorite one so far was the moronic TOOL who said we need a new PITCHING COACH!?!? Really!?!? We had one of the deepest and best staffs in college baseball all year long! Practically Nobody even scored on our BULLPEN FOR DAMN NEAR THE FIRST HALF OF THE SEASON! As in not a pitcher IN the bullpen, the whole FREAKING BULLPEN! We had freshmen pitching like seniors and weekend guys were rocks all year long til we got to Hoover... Anybody complaining about PITCHING OR PITCHING COACHES after this season instantly loses all credibility and should be banned from ever touching a keyboard again. Remove all his finger tips and if he gets an iPad, take the thumbs too- this would be a better world.
But the real thing that bugs me is everyone keeps comparing Tanner to Holbrook. Tanner's success over the most impressive streak in recent college baseball history 2010, 2011 and 2012- to a FIRST (and now second) year coach. Seemingly people expect Holbrook to BE RAY TANNER. Completely ignoring the fact Ray had about 30 years of coaching under his belt and almost 20 of that was HC experience, when he upgraded his status from good journeyman coach to LEGEND with said historic run. So, you guys want to compare the two? Let's do it. The only fair way is to compare Tanner's first two seasons to Holbrook's first two as a HC. Yr one for Ray he was at NC St and went 45-16, made it to the NCAA REGIONAL! Pretty good for a yr one coach right? Too bad Holbrook sucks so bad and only went... 43-20! LOSER! And didn't even make... Wait... He umm actually made it to the SUPER REGIONALS (a step farther than yr one Tanner...). Must be luck! So, yr two Ray blew Chad out of the water with a monstrous 35-21-2 record and long playoff run that... ENDED BEFORE IT EVER STARTED! They didn't even make the REGIONALS! Boy this Ray Tanner guy would have been tarred and feathered around here. WHAT A BUM! Doesn't even make the playoffs yr 2... Fell way short of 40 wins, meanwhile Chad easily busts the 40 plateau and HOSTS a regional. Not quite the outcome expected? Ok... Obviously I stacked the deck.. It isn't fair to compare... After all two different teams, that was a LONG time ago... And we play in the easier confer- WRONG, SEC even in a somewhat down year like this one is turning out to be is head and shoulders over the mediocre ACC from the late 80s IMO, but still... Maybe we need to look at Tanner's first two years here just to be fair! Year one, Tanner comes hard out the gate- taking over what already was a consistently successful program and he racks up a MONSTROUS 33-24 record, failing to even sniff the playoffs and coming out two spots from the cellar in the East... Need a reminder of Holbrook's yr 1 record? His playoff run last yr? Year two for Ray was almost IDENTICAL to he two for Holbrook- 44-18, but he must have had more playoff success right? WRONG- REGIONALS ONLY. So, after just two years in the seat, Chad is VASTLY more successful than Ray Tanner was at ANY school after two years. He has amassed more regular season and playoff wins, played just as tough of a schedule- if not a HARDER one with UF playing at a level they have not always played at... Vandy playing WAY above their historic mediocrity... Ky knocking the ball around like Bronx Bombers!
Can we be frustrated after a loss? SURE! Am I pissed we lost to those Ferry boys from freaking candy Land? Hell yeah! It burns even more it was ACC pukes that did it... And I had such high hopes for this team after the first Half of the year... I used to complain about Tanner doing TOO MANY sacrifice bunts, and now complain Holbrook doesn't do enough. The base running errors drive me nuts, the FEILDING errors are completely out of character for our teams, can't dive runs in as much a s we want.. There is always plenty to complain about after an ugly loss.... But those claiming Holbrook is not getting it done simply don't know ANYTHING about baseball, our history, Tanner's history... And cannot see that we have one of the best coaches- most coveted talent, groomed by the best of the best, fantastic recruiter, student of the game, salt of the Eart, Tanner clone with potential to be BETTER one day- IN AMERICA. He still has the training wheels on people! How good were you at your job after just two years? I am about ten years into banking and I get better every year! Think where this team will be in year ten of the Holbrook era! OMAHA. That is where we will be, and that is where we all know we belong. I anticipate MOST of our team returns, they all get better, we continue to out recruit THE WORLD, and we get back there a Hell of a lot sooner than that... And I AM about as frustrated as I could be right now! Doesn't change the FACT WE MADE THE RIGHT CHOICE, we have the right guy in the seat, and all you clowns who can't see it need to shut up, get over it and for the love of GOD stop embarrassing our fan base by advertising your ignorance to the world!!!!!!!!!
Rant over. NOW please gang up on, pile on about what a sunshine pumper I am and get back to advertising your own ignorance.maybe it will make you all feel better, but you cannot argue with the FACTS posted above, so please don't try. I will go back to barely reading your garbage until football season comes around... Thanks again to all the morons who drag down our fan base and reinforce the negative stereotypes about how dumb southerners are! I really hope our players, recruits, coaches and real fans know that it is a loud minority who cry and howl around here for days after every loss.
Posted by Featheredcock on 26 March 2014 - 05:16 AM
WTF? I thought they were a program with a history of champions... blah... blah... blah
Posted by picknroll on 22 March 2014 - 12:59 PM
I'm becoming a huge fan of Greg Marshall and to all those who thought we should have hired him a long time ago, I apologize for opposing you. Everytime I've watched Marshall's Wichita St teams I've come away more impressed. Those guys play defense like a shield and run their offense like a sewing machine. They and Virginia are my top choices to win the Dance, but Virginia struggled mightily to beat Coastal Carolina last night - a real tribute to Cliff Ellis. Anyway, if you play one of these two teams you better make the most out of every open shot opportunity because their aren't going to be many and on top of staying in your face the entire game, neither team fouls very much. Neither team gives up many point making opportunities at the free throw line, in half court offense, or in transition. These teams are making me see the importance of not fouling.
This is exactly the type concept Frank Martin is teaching and I sure hope our big men are watching and studying the defense of the Shockers and Cavaliers. We foul too much because we're not strong and quick enough to stay in position on defense. Most fouls result from getting behind the guy they're guarding. I'm sure the players are learning to stay in front of their man and their ability to do that will increase as their strength and quickness develops. We just need a great offensive weapon like a Cleanthony Early to shore us up on offense and we'll be right in the thick of things. Can't help wondering where we'd be with Anthony Gill and Demontre Harris, but we're still coming along fine. It's looking like we're going to have a shot with that Delarosa kid from New York and I believe another big man is a big missing piece of the Gamecock puzzle.
Posted by picknroll on 13 March 2014 - 07:58 PM
I think Spurrier will enter the contest at that point.
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