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    GAMECOCKFANATICS OFFICIAL PREVIEW & PREDICTION THREAD: South Carolina Gamecocks vs #9 Florida Gators Who: Florida Gators (6-1, 3-1) vs South Carolina Gamecocks (3-3, 2-2) When: Saturday October 19, 2019 Kick-off: 12:00 pm ET Where: Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, SC TV: ESPN The Gamecocks return to friendly confines with a groundswell of confidence and momentum with their upset victory over #3 ranked Georgia in Athens, as they play host to another top 10 ranked SEC opponent in 9th-ranked Florida Gators. The game will be another noon kick-off, and televised on ESPN. The Coaches USC Gamecocks Head Coach: Will Muschamp (age 48), 4th year, 25-20 (53-41 as Head Coach - 8th year) Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers: Bryan McClendon Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs: Travaris Robinson Quarterbacks: Dan Werner Running Backs: Thomas Brown Offensive Line: Eric Wolford Tight Ends: Bobby Bentley Defensive Line: John Scott Jr. Special Teams/Linebackers: Coleman Hutzler Special Teams/Nickle Backs/Sam Linebackers: Kyle Krantz Outside Linebackers: Mike Peterson UF Gators Head Coach: Dan Mullen (age 47), 2nd year, 16-4 (85-50 as Head Coach – 11th year) Defensive Coordinator: Todd Grantham Co-Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line: John Hevesy Co-Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers: Billy Gonzales Special Teams Coordinator/Running Backs: Greg Knox Safeties: Ron English Quarterbacks: Brian Johnson Tight Ends: Larry Scott Cornerbacks: Torrian Gray Defensive Line: David Turner Linebackers: Christian Robinson The Series Match-up This season's game will be the 39th in the series that dates back to 1911. Florida holds a 27-9-3 overall series advantage, although South Carolina has been more competitive in recent years, with 5 wins in the previous 9 seasons, and 6 wins over the previous 14 seasons. Will Muschamp is 1-2 against as Gamecock Head Coach against the program he debuted as a college head coach in 2011, while Dan Mullen is 1-0 versus South Carolina as UF Head Coach, and 2-2 overall at both Florida and Mississippi State. Key Match-ups In The Game Florida brings another top defense in the nation to Williams-Brice. The Gamecocks have faced 3 of their 5 FBS opponents thus far with scoring defenses in the national top 14 (UGA #6, Missouri #11, Alabama #14), and Florida comes in at #10 in that regard. One thing that will be a major impact to Florida’s defense will be the game status of the Gator’s top two pass rushers in LB Jon Greenard and DE Jabari Zuniga. Both players were unable to play last week in their loss against LSU due to ankle injuries, and are expected to be game-time decisions for our game. The Gators have dealt with injuries to other players this season, and still come in 6-1, but those two losses may be too much to overcome for Florida. South Carolina is also dealing with it’s own injury situation to a key player, in QB Ryan Hilinski. Coach Muschamp stated in his SEC Conference Media call-in Sunday that Hilinski just has a sprained knee, and is “expected” to play Saturday, but we’ll really not know until he tries to practice and see how his knee responds. QB Kereon Joyner, who came into the season as the 3rd-string QB behind original starter Jake Bentley and Hilinski, and has also played at WR, is the projected starter for USC should Ryan not be able to go. Even without their top 2 players on defense, playing a 3rd-string QB against a stout defense like Florida’s is not the best scenario, but Joyner performed well in the 2nd half against Georgia, who’s own defense is higher ranked. South Carolina Will Win If The Gamecock defense played outstanding last week against UGA, who came into the game with what was considered one of the better offensive lines in the nation. Florida’s own OL is not in their league, ranking towards the bottom in the SEC in sacks allowed (10th in SEC with 14 sacks in 7 gms – USC’s allowed 13 in 6 gms, tied for 8th in SEC) and tackles for loss (13th with 39 TFL in 7 gms – USC’s allowed 26 in 6 gms, good for 2nd in SEC). Florida has also feasted on weaker competition, with 23 sacks and 42 TFL versus Miami, UT-Martin, Tennessee, and Towson, versus only 3 sacks and 9 TFL versus Kentucky, Auburn, and LSU. If South Carolina can dominate the lines of scrimmage again for the 2nd week in a row, and the DL attack UF’s susceptible OL, they can fluster the Gator’s Trask, who is having as productive a season as UGA’s Fromm has. Florida’s run game has not been as productive in 2019 as UGA’s (UGA is 16th nationally in run offense, compared to Florida ranked 93rd), so that should allow the Gamecocks to rush 3 and focus on containing the strength of the Gator offense, which is their passing game with Trask. This will mean another strong effort from Mukuamu and Horn, and the Gamecock Secondary. Florida Will Win If Florida also has feasted on it’s weaker opponents offensively, out-scoring Miami, UT-Martin, Tennessee, and Towson 141 to 23, while only out-scoring Kentucky, Auburn, and LSU 81-76. A lot will depend on how well the Gamecock offense produces at home with our QB situation, and whether the Gator defense is healthy. They are still pretty stout, so if they are able to penetrate USC’s OL and harass our QB, and prevent Dowdle and Feaster from being productive, they could stifle our offense, and make it one-dimensional and put pressure on our battered passer(s). If the Gator OL can keep Trask clean and give him time, he’ll pick our still improving Secondary apart. Gamecock Fanatics Prediction South Carolina 31, Florida 27
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    Why stop there? We beat them, and then they go on to lose in the conference championship game. Then in a fit of rage, Dabo loudly and publicly berates his entire team for not being worth all the money they were paid. One of the assistants dives in to try and stop him from saying anymore, but only succeeds in knocking a few vials of Ostarine loose from his pockets. All of the undercover FBI and DEA agents swoop in and place them under arrest.
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    No problem, it was a painting I did for my brother in 2015 (I think) two years after I was diagnosed. I had lost the use of my right hand, making it the first and only painting that I did with my left hand.
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    Yes, I would be more than happy to eat the crow, and not even use the ketchup!!!
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    Win one big game and Fans are back on the Muschamp wagon. Spurrier beat #1 Bama and left the program in shambles.
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    They're going to Home Depot to buy some wallpaper, maybe get some flooring...stuff like that. Then maybe Bed, Bath & Beyond..if they have enough time
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    Ray is in kind of a lose-lose situation. Firing Muschamp is almost out of the question. The department simply does not have enough money to pay the buyout. Lesson learned? Don't go giving mediocre coaches raises for being mediocre. But ya did. So now it's either go down to one of the pawn shops on Two Notch and try to get some quick cash, or weather the storm for a little while. The latter option is cheaper, but you gotta try and sell it to the fans. And that is what that radio broadcast was about.
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    I will be honest, I think we are going to win this game by 2 TDs, at least. But who am I to make an assumption, I am just a fan after all.
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    I really like our chances against the gators. Vegas cannot quantify many of the factors in the college game as evidenced by us being 24+ point underdogs to uga. If our defense has found it's identity and plays to it's potential, I see another low scoring victory in the rain at Williams-Brice. Go Cocks!
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    Sorry, but I don't like all these negative comments about Joyner. He could have easily jumped in the transfer portal, but decided to stay (for now) and contribute. I hope he has a great performance and shows why he was so highly recruited.
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    Your right, and Israel M. could be the next number one overall pick in the draft if he keeps it up............ get it.. Pick lol
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    Will Muschamp on the SEC call: Talks Hilinski & Dakereon Oct. 16, 2019 Will Muschamp made the point clear, his top two quarterbacks were out on the field doing everything they’d be expected to on Wednesday. "(Hilinski) and Dakereon both practiced and got every rep, so we’re good to go." (And has the med staff cleared Hilinski to play or is that TBD?) "They'll clear him later, but he looked fine today to me, so I think we’re ready to roll." Otherwise, it’s a clean bill of health.
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    What a worthless post! Why not just call him ugly or fat or stupid? But yes carry on
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    Pawl Finebutt?? Never heard of her.
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    GAMECOCKFANATICS PLAYERS OF THE GAME: South Carolina vs Georgia Final: South Carolina Gamecocks (3-3, 2-2) 20 – Georgia Bulldogs (5-1, 2-1) 17, 2nd OT The South Carolina Gamecocks get a huge, hard-fought SEC win on the road against the nationally 3rd-ranked Georgia Bulldogs in Athens, GA 20-17 in the second overtime. The win evens USC’s record overall to 3-3, and in SEC play to 2-2, while is the first defeat for UGA thus far this season, dropping them to 5-1 overall and 2-1 in SEC play. The win is also a major win for the Will Muschamp Era, not only easily his best victory as Gamecock Head Coach, but also arguably equaling (bettering?) the previous consensus best victory over #1-ranked Alabama in 2010, due to this game being on the road in a hostile environment, as well as USC not being ranked (the 2010 Gamecocks were 19th nationally at the time). The Gamecocks on both offense and defense found a way to ignore the extremely loud and hostile crowd, and the aggressive Bulldogs to continue attacking right to the end of the game, which was extended into a second overtime. Heisman candidate and Bulldog QB Jake Fromm – who had thrown 0 interceptions and been sacked 0 times thus far this season, was flustered and pressured by the Gamecock defense all game long, surrendering to 3 sacks and 3 interceptions, one pick being taken all the way for a defensive touchdown by CB Israel Mukuamu. The vaunted Bulldog rush offense that came into the game leading the SEC in yards per game and averaging nearly 3 touchdowns per game thus far, was held to 80 yards under their average, and only 1 score. On offense, QB Ryan Hilinski withstood a ferocious UGA defensive attack that had him bruised and limping, but he was a solid 15 for 20 for 116 yards, and a touchdown pass, a long 46-yard play to WR Bryan Edwards. Eventually Dak Joyner came into the game in replacement for Hilinski, and he also played strong in his first ever road SEC game, with 39 passing yards and 28 rushing. Ultimately though, it was the Gamecock defense that made the biggest statement of the game, with their outstanding play to the very end, with a Bulldog rush for no gain, and two straight incomplete passes from Fromm at the USC 25-yd line, to bring in their prolific placekicker Rodrigo Blankenship to kick a 42-yarder, a “gimme” kick for him. But this game was full of pressure and tension throughout, as neither team was able to pull away from the other, and Gamecock kicker Parker White felt it moments earlier in missing a “gimme” 32-yard FG for him that would have won the game in the 1st overtime. Now, Blankenship – who had an earlier field goal blocked – felt that pressure, and his kick goes wide, giving South Carolina the win. Now the Gamecocks have to enjoy this victory quickly, and then turn their attention to their opponent next week versus top-10 ranked Florida, which will be at home this time, in Williams-Brice. Now let’s get to the players of the game, starting with the Gamecocks: OFFENSE QB Ryan Hilinski played heroically despite the defensive onslaught, and RB Rico Dowdle was once again solid, but WR Bryan Edwards gets the vote here: Edwards had 6 receptions for 78 yards, the big one being the 46-yard reception for his lone touchdown, and the lone TD for the offense on the day. Honorable Mentions: OK, lets give it as a tie to both QB Ryan Hilinski and RB Rico Dowdle. DEFENSE CB Israel Mukuamu: Mukuamu was clearly the biggest impact player for the game, with a career-high three (3) interceptions – all the picks of the game – including a pick-six score. Honorable mention: Entire Gamecock Defense: this was undoubtedly one of the best defensive performances yet under Coach Muschamp – if not THE best – and it came against a highly regarded SEC opponent on their home field. The defense never gave up even when there were times that they could have, and they were certainly tired towards the end of regulation, much less the two overtime periods. But they kept coming – Kinlaw, Jones, Enagbare, Sterling, Wonnum, Brunson. Horn took on UGA’s top WR in Pickens and held him scoreless. It was an overall unit effort that was sorely needed, because UGA’s own defense was also stout and contained our offense. For Georgia OFFENSE RB D’Andre Swift: Swift was steady throughout the game for the Bulldogs, with 113 yards on 23 carries (4.9 YPC) and 1 TD. Honorable Mention: WR Demetris Robertson: Robertson also had a solid receiving game with 5 receptions for 51 yards and 1 TD. DEFENSE Tie between LBs Tae Crowder and Monty Rice: Crowder had 12 total tackles, with a tackle for loss assist, and Rice also had 12 total tackles, with a pass break-up. Honorable Mention: None for Georgia since they had co-winners.
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    Finnebaum has never liked SC in the SEC from the day they announced we were joining the conference. He’s a tool and still holds the grudges from almost 30 years ago.
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    You all remember the Turf thing when a team won a big game on the road and then snatch a hand of turf and dirt at mid field to bring home.
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    My biggest take-a-way on this game was our defense stepped up and play the best that they have done all season. Hard tackling and pass defenders were playing "lights out coverage for the most part". Running game was good at times and until Ryan Hillinski went out - I really thought we would score another TD or two. Dak Joyner came in and played a very manageable game for us, but he is not the Savior for this team if Ryan H is hurt and can't play anymore. Dak Joyner is a fast athlete, but as a passing QB he is sort of a liability back there. I don't know if Jay Ulrich might not be a better option for us? The O-Coordinator and QB Coach would know that answer better than me, but Dak just looks small back there and I think you need a QB who can see over the big lineman and has a good arm. If the O-Coaching Staff thinks Dak Joyner gives us a better chance to win, then I will be behind him 100%, but I just did not see anything great about his performance against GA other than what he was suppose to do and that was manage the game and don't give up any turnovers. Kinlaw and company were monsters out there against that Big GA O-Line!!!!
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    Iron man Javon Kinlaw played all out in the Gamecocks win over Georgia Oct. 13, 2019 After being a relentless force all game, Javon Kinlaw changed speeds as soon as the Gamecocks game was over with Saturday afternoon. Gamecock players where all over the field at Sanford Stadium after their double overtime win over No. 3 Georgia. They waved a giant Gamecock flag. They picked pieces of UGA’s famous hedges for take-home souvenirs.But not Kinlaw, he just walked around. His teammates and coaches came up and patted his giant shoulders and Kinlaw would respond with a smile and hug, but his pace rarely changed. Kinlaw said.All I can say is, I left it all out there." Kinlaw had every right to be exhausted. Georgia ran 95 plays Saturday and while neither he nor USC coach Will Muschamp could immediately confirm just how many Kinlaw was in for, just know the 6-foot-6, 310-pound defensive tackle was rarely noticed on the sideline. Even though the Carolina staff tried to get him there on at least three occasions. Kinlaw replyed back. ‘The hell with y’all,’ and went back in the game,” Muschamp admitted to reporters afterward. “You ever seen him? He’s about that big (raises hand). I said, ‘Hey, let him keep playing.’” Kinlaw’s stat line for the game stands out he had four tackles and sack — don’t tell the whole story about his impact. No. 1 on the hit list: It was Kinlaw who crushed Jake Fromm as the Bulldog quarterback threw a pick-six to Israel Mukuamu late in the second quarter. Kinlaw said. “I was just working “I came free, got (Fromm) down. Honestly, I was so in the moment I didn’t even we scored. Honestly, I came to the sideline and I saw the board and I go, ‘Oh, we scored?’ I didn’t know it.” Kinlaw was a known NFL prospect after last season, but decided to come back for his senior year. What’s transpired is an All-SEC caliber campaign that received its proper exposure Saturday. “DL Javon Kinlaw has outstanding physical tools,” tweeted Dane Brugler, an NFL Draft analyst for The Athletic. “Explosive first step. Converts his initial momentum to power and uses his length to out-leverage blockers. His mechanics are undeveloped, but the talent is there to be an NFL homewrecker. “First round player.” DL Javon Kinlaw has outstanding physical tools. Explosive first step. Converts his initial momentum to power and uses his length to out-leverage blockers. His mechanics are undeveloped, but the talent is there to be an NFL homewrecker. Kinlaw for the season now has 65 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, nine sacks and one huge win in two-plus seasons as a Gamecock. Kinlaw finished up by saying. "Honestly, putting Saturday’s result in perspective, "it’s the second-best feeling this year. Right behind the birth of my daughter. It’s a great feeling. Never felt that before." No matter how tired it made him. Closing out with Muschamp had the last word. “Competitive guys want to play and he’s a competitive guy.He wants to play in the game. We keep trying to take him out and I say, ‘Hell, let him play. He’s playing (well)."
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    We need him against UF, but it is just one game. The overall season and his health and career should be priority one. A quick call needs to be made so we can get Joyner (and Urich) ready if Hilinski can't go. I have been a fan of Joyner since he committed and think that he can be a good QB if we tweak the system to fit his (and Urich's) talents. I still think that we can take UF down if we run the ball well, get pressure on their QB, and Joyner is comfortable with what we ask him to do.
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    Imagine what Dabo will do when he loses to the Gamecocks on a missed field goal
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    This was the best Carolina vs Georgia game ever for me. My date (1st) for this game said yes on 1/9/1989 and we married on 5/20/1989. We haven't missed but maybe a hand full of games in the 30 years of our marriage. The one thing I do remember about this game, ( besides Carolina winning ), it was hot as fire 100 degrees. lol Prediction Bulldogs 42 Gamecocks 14
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    SA, I did them for about 35 minutes on each side as these were "bone-in - pork - chops and about 1-1/2 inches thick" I took them off at about 135F and allowed them to rest for about 25 minutes. They were great, tender, moist, and one of them was more than I could eat along with our side dishes. I did however finish another one off the next day and it was still just as good - even though I did use a little bit of Memphis-Styled BBQ Sauce on it. I think now with these chops being so thick I will do the "reverse sear" after taking them off the pellet smoker and see how that goes to just make the fat around the edges a tad bit more tasty??? What say you?
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    Relative to what I've watched over last season and prior to KY, I thought the defense played great. Notice I said relative. We still can't defend any designed QB runs (Posse or Wildcat formation). I hated to think our defensive backfield really looked better minus Jamyest. Williams. Williams could have been a very good slot receiver/special teams player for us. Wish that could have happened. The defense was fun to watch last night.
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    and just a few posts up you were talking s***? What you call negativity, I call realism. UK's Quarterback is injured and was injured for yesterday's game against us. So, that same logic you use for us losing to Mizzu because #3 was injured you could use for last nights game. Look we are going to lose to UGA big, We will see if Florida is for real next weekend, UcheaT and Vandy should be wins, App state is a toss up in my mind (should win), TA&M is going to be a close loss ( play at their house), and Clempson will beat us again. We finish at 4,5,or 6 wins, Most likely 5 which is 1 less tan I thought as UNC was a real kick to the balls, and Muschamp should be on the hot seat just for that game alone. 6 wins and a bowl is still possible, but this season is already a huge disappointment.
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    That's ambiguous. It's respectable that we don't have guys getting into trouble, but disrespectable when it comes to losing games to teams we should beat. And if the fans should expect a little less, then maybe we can pay the coaches "a little less"? Right now we're 1-3 with a $4.2 mil/yr HC.
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    Love to get one of the Coordinators from tater land. Dam did I just say that. Anyhow that will not happen. Just hope if because I say if because as of now no one I say no one has lost their job and might not. I just say this, from Tanner to Trustees to Coaches all need to get their act together before anything can be done construct-fully. Can't build you house in a sandbox. We need a solid foundation first.
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    I'd settle for him getting over the hump of beating mediocre teams, tbh
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    I have all kinds of civil war mementos from my Great great Grand father his uniform his sword and much much more. Lots of very old photos and letters. I have my Great great great grand fathers Razor he shaved with. Beautiful piece of art the handle is made out of ivory. Also Great great grand father too. another made out of ivory also Great grandfather and my Grandfather too. When I hold them in my hand I feel like I am there with them watching them shave. All are straight razors how they used them with out cutting themselves is amazing. One of them is over 250 years old.
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    It's near impossible to get any rhythm when your QB can't hit a pass. There were plays left on the field Saturday and Hilinski was clearly off. To people saying Muschamp doesn't meddle in the offense, he has admitted as much indirectly several times now. He even said last week he told the offense to keep throwing the ball
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    Lucky for you we might not be mediocre for long if our trajectory continues. I mean unless you consider Tennessee mediocre...
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    Hearing good things from the pitchers regarding Wes Clark. He may not have the bat that Luke did, but they feel he'll be a good backstop. Re Noah - can he just hit with a wooden bat in games? He seems to do so much better with wood than aluminum.
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    Feel the same as well. Will be an interesting Game. Hopefully with a Gamecock favor outcome.
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    Until he beats teams of equal talent and stops losing to teams like UNC and UVA, he's headed for removal. He could have Bama's players and still find a way to lose. If anything saves him, it's Ryan Hilinski not some magical recruiting. His defenses are not doing him any favors.
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    No fan of UT, but this was so very classy! Now they have offered the boy a FULL RIDE for him. Wow.
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    We are playing a true freshman at QB, along with a lot of sophomores and red-shirt freshmen. The SEC East/West has also gotten a lot better in the last 5 years. Coach Muschamp has come in and recruited some very good players and is really into his 3 - 1/2 year with recruiting as he was late getting hired here at first. As I explained earlier, what would you have USC do to fix the problem right now??? I hate losing also, but we are in a lot better position now than when Coach Muschamp took over. Constant changing/firing of coaches is not the way to go. I would really love to hear your plan to make it happen now??? It is so easy to complain from your recliner or chair after a bad loss, but please enlighten us all to how you would fix these problems with our football team and turn us into a Super Power over night or maybe in one year??? I don't agree with everything that Coach Muschamp and his staff does, but I do have enough football sense to know that I and many here on this board could not do 1/10th as good. Let's allow Coach Muschamp and his staff to hopefully get this program turned around and start winning a lot more.
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