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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
  2. 4 points
    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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    Yep - just beat Florida, and take it from there. Either way, I like how the defense has made strides forward over the past 2 games - something I was expecting at the least, with a Will Muschamp coached team. Still got to get that good balance on both sides of the ball, with both offense and defense, to even talk about contending for titles. The offense has been decent in the face of injury attrition - the defense has been lagging behind, but it seems to be improving now. Just hope our offense doesn't crumble now with all the QB injuries......
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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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    The commentary that Muschamp out coached Kirby with lower star value players is gold. UGA fans thinking they made the wrong hire is priceless.
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    Even poor little Ugga is speaking his mind. If the First Dawg says it, it must be true.
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    A solid get for Coach Martin and staff - it further addresses our needs in the post for 2020-21, along with Iriel. I agree with GeoCocky about player attrition, but a lot of the more recent ones were during span after the program lost a number of players due to off-court legal issues, and had to replace them quickly with transfers, JUCOs, and others the staff hadn't had a lot of time evaluating. So hopefully the staff has been able to evaluate Benson well - he's pretty much in our backyard, so it shouldn't have been too difficult for them to monitor Benson's development. But the staff also has a better- than decent track record of developing players who actually choose to stay in the program, so hopefully Ja'Von will be another one in 2-3 years......
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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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    Bentley’s is still has a team presences guiding Gamecock QBs Joyner, Hilinski Oct. 17, 2019 To the outside, Gamecock QB Jake Bentley has become a bit of a ghost. Has he? The injured senior QB hasn’t spoken publicly since his foot injury at the end of the UNC game in first game of the season. His social media accounts have been silent since the start of August. He’s usually on the sidelines during home games, but it’s been two weeks since one of those and he didn’t make the trip to Athens last week for the Georgia game. It’s a quiet moment for a player who was the face of a program. But it’s not really that way behind the scenes. Donell Stanley said. “Jake is here every day,” senior center I still talk to him the same. He still has a good, positive attitude. He’s encouraging guys like a leader should.” Bentley’s QB teammates have been through a lot the past few weeks. Ryan Hilinski had a rough first road start, played solid against Kentucky and was holding his own against Georgia before a knee sprain knocked him out of the game. Dakereon Joyner missed two weeks with a hamstring issue, then was pressed into action to lead the Gamecocks to their biggest win in more than half a decade. That’s a lot on the shoulders of two players in their first two seasons on campus. Neither was supposed to be in that spot. And Bentley, who also was thrown into the fire unexpectedly early in his career, is there for them. “He’s in every meeting,” Gamecocks coach Will Muschamp said. “And his experience as a freshman, his experience in three years, has certainly been beneficial for the entire room. As far as both Ryan, Dakereon and Jay (Urich).” Bentley can share was he’s seen, what happened to him and what he went through. He opened the season within striking distance of a few major program records. Against a tough schedule, there were lingering questions about winning a big game and life after Deebo Samuel’s departure from the NFL. Then the game opener against North Carolina where the offense seemed lost. In that game he threw for 142 yards with a pair of untimely interceptions down the stretch. His future is uncertain. Following the last 2 games of last season and then the opener this year gives speculation for 2020 where it looks now that Hilinski seeming to assert himself solidly at the position. Muschamp was asked this week if there was any chance Bentley would be able to return for a bowl game. The answer: The son of Gamecock tight ends coach would not be able to put weight on his foot for three months or cleared for football for five to six months minimum. So for now, Bentley is still around, still in the building, sharing what he can with younger players and adding a little something to their experience. Muschamp in closing said “It’s easier when you have a peer to talk to as opposed to a coach, in my opinion,”
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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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    Not many folks are giving us a chance, including those in Vegas. But, I will give my two cents for what it is worth. If our team, comes out and plays hard, if the coaches call good plays, it is a formula for winning. Nick Saban taught Muschamp to strive, and rely. Strive meaning get the best, rely meaning to rely on your coaches in the ball game. If both of those things are done, with the talent we have, we could kick Florida's ass. We already own the toughest schedule in 10 years, lets top it off by biting a bit off that gator.
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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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    ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit sends praise the Gamecocks way after beating then No.3 UGA ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit’s sons might be playing ball at Clemson, but that’s not stopping him from throwing some praise South Carolina’s way. The former Ohio State quarterback included the Gamecocks in multiple top 5 lists coming off the weekend after USC upended No. 3 Georgia on the road in double overtime. The 20-17 win was South Carolina’s first against a top-5 team since 2013. That got South Carolina a spot as Herbstreit’s top team of the week. That wasn’t the only respect below Muschamp got as he was also named the Bobby Dodd Trophy Coach of the Week following the upset that moved USC to 3-3 on the season and 2-2 in the SEC.
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    the offense hasnt been good this year, but it was very good last year in the stats and efficiency rankings until it imploded those last 6 quarters. mostly though i look at it as we're only 6 games in and theres a whole lot of season left to decide if we need to make any changes in the offseason because we're not going to make any during the season. the positive trending forward is we havent turned the ball over in 2 weeks and it might be looked at as baby steps to some but the offense hasnt put the defense in a bad position the past 2 weeks. the offense didnt score in regulation after hilinski left the game but there were some positives beyond just not turning it over that gave us a good chance to win the game in regulation. converting a 3rd and 15, only one 3 and out during dak's 4 regulation drives, driving from our 25 to inside the uga 40 with a chance to go for it or kick the winning field goal. big throw for a 1st down to open up that drive and the ball to dawkins was almost hauled in despite the pass interference. we clean up these procedure penalties that had the offense playing from behind too often and i have faith this offense will help us win games.
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    If the defense can continue the strong play we've seen the last 2 games, there's no reason we can't win this game. I see this one as being a back and forth type game, with whoever has the final possession winning. I feel good about our chances, so Gamecocks 28 - Gators 21
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    The Turks must be driven out of Kentucky for good, dagnabbit. The horror, oh, the horror. https://www.foxnews.com/media/abc-news-error-gun-video-syria-turkey
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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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    Football 10/14/2019 Mukaumu and Kinlaw Earn SEC Weekly Awards Gamecock Pair Recognized for Efforts at Georgia University of South Carolina defensive back Israel Mukaumu was selected as the SEC Defensive Player of the Week and defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw was named the SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week for their performances in the Gamecocks' 20-17 double-overtime win over third-ranked Georgia in Athens on Saturday, the Southeastern Conference office announced today. Mukaumu, a sophomore cornerback, intercepted three Jake Fromm passes, returning one 53 yards for a touchdown in the Carolina win. Mukaumu's pick-6 came in the final minute of the first half, putting the Gamecocks on top 17-10. He also had an interception in the first overtime and was credited with a career-high 11 tackles on the day. He became the first Gamecock to record three interceptions in a game since 1988. Fromm had not been intercepted in Georgia's first five games of the season, as the Gamecocks knocked off a top-5 team for the first time since 2013. Kinlaw, a senior defensive tackle, continues to have an All-America season, as a constant disruption in the opponents' backfield. He was credited with four tackles and a sack in the Gamecocks' upset win over Georgia, but affected many other plays. The Carolina defense limited Georgia to just 4.0 yards per carry (they came in averaging 6.7) while forcing four turnovers. Kinlaw leads the SEC with five sacks on the season. Mukaumu, Kinlaw and the rest of the Gamecocks (3-3, 2-2 SEC) are in action again Saturday when they host the ninth-ranked Florida Gators (6-1, 3-1 SEC) at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia. Game time is set for noon ET and the contest will be televised nationally on ESPN with Dave Pasch and Greg McElroy in the booth and Tom Luginbill on the sidelines.
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    I am still taking things one game at a time, but I am hoping to see a similar reaction in Pickens County on 12-1-2019.
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    Fry has a point. Does he chew out receivers like that when they drop a pass? What about when the QB throws an air ball with open receivers out there? What about when a RB trips up? I don't think you see him do like he did that kicker, so it was not right. And it didn't even affect the outcome. I guess that UGA kicker deserved lashes.
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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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    Agree with this. UGA fans have been looking at a lot of conference programs over the years that they have recruited comparatively with, but who have realized much more success than they have. Most SEC fans think that Florida was never a powerhouse recruiting program under Spurrier, where they consistently pulled #1 classes every cycle. But they DID pull a number of #1 classes under Spurrier just the same, and regularly pulled top 10 national classes most cycles. This was when the prep FB talent in FL blew up in the 80s and into the 90s, so it was hard for a FL program to not pull that kind of talent. And UF under Spurrier started winning SEC titles regularly, played in 2 MNC games, winning one of them. And owned UGA while he was there, too. UGA wasn't doing much worse in recruiting than UF was, but wanted more to stay competitive against their rivals. In comes Richt: he doesn't do much better against UF than his predecessors, but he does win two SEC titles, thanks in large part to Spurrier leaving for the NFL, and Fulmer's Tennessee fading after his/their 1998 MNC. But then during the Richt Era at UGA, Florida returns to prominence under Urban Meyer, who wins 2 MNC titles. LSU, Alabama, and Auburn all rise up as well with titles of their own plus multiple appearances. The prep talent in the state of GA was rising with every year, until it took GA among the giants of CA, TX, and FL. And Richt's UGA regularly brought in top 10 classes - much like how Spurrier did at UF. But the best Richt could do was win two SEC conference titles, the last one in 2005, and three BCS bowls, the last one in 2007. 2007 was essentially the end of the best and most consistent years at UGA under Richt - he coached there until 2016. So the fans felt that he had gotten fat and complacent. UGA's recruiting class rankings since 2005 have not been at Alabama's level, but they were most definitely very similar to Florida's, LSU's, and Auburn's levels, if not slightly better than Auburn's. During that time span, Florida has 6 division titles, 2 SECCG titles in 4 appearances, 2 BCS bowl appearances with one win, and 2 MNC championships. LSU has 3 division titles, 2 SECCG titles in 3 appearances, 2 BCS appearances winning both, and 2 MNC appearances with one championship. Auburn has 4 division titles, 2 SECCG titles in 3 appearances, 2 BCS bowl appearances, and 2 MNC appearances with one championship. UGA has 6 division titles, 2 SECCG titles in 5 appearances, 4 BCS bowl appearances with 2 wins (1 appearance - a win - was Round 1 of the 2017 CFP), and one CFP appearance where UGA was a finalist. The big difference between all the above 4 SEC programs is that the first 3 all have national championship trophies, and UGA does not, and the Bulldog fans are gnashing their teeth....... Also agree with your comparison between Muschamp and Smart, and USC and UGA. Smart was really an opportunist in his first job as a Head Coach - he passed over several lesser opportunities as DC under Saban at Alabama. Under Richt in his final 2 years at UGA, the Bulldog program pulled in the 6th and 8th ranked classes for 2014 & 2015, and those teams each won 10 games those seasons. Muschamp took over a Gamecock program that pulled classes closer to the 20's than the 10's in ranking, and went 10-15 the final 2 seasons under Spurrier. Plus, while Smart took over the top GA program in a state that's rich in prep talent - when GA Tech ran an unorthodox offense that called for "special" talent skill-sets - Muschamp took over a SC program that was sharing a state that had a small population with a Clemson program entering the golden era of its entire history....
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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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    Look at the roster, particularly on defense. Lots of young guys playing, starting true Freshmen or Sophs. I think it took them some time to gel. Ernest Jones is turning into a star. Brunson is playing better. Izzy and Horn are turning into leaders. The DL is playing much better, the new DL coach deserves a lot of credit for straightening them out.
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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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    Mukuamu was undoubtedly the star individual player but the pressure from the front and stifling coverage in the secondary were things of beauty! After a great game vs Kentucky I hoped we could see them continue to improve. Today we saw that. Go Cocks!!!
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    Jordan Burch was also at the game, apparently....
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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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    My prediction with Garnet glasses Gamecocks 25 Georgia 24. Without Gamecocks 10 Georgia 45.
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    Nice. I'll be spending a lot of time here then. Capt9 was a long shot but I know etowns name and have his address somewhere. I'll get his butt over here. Paging Tasty
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