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  1. The best coaches are the ones who figure out how to get 3* athletes to perform like 4*/5* ones and I think we finally have those coaches here now. The past several years we've had coaches that brought everyone down to a 3* level and kept them there. Win or lose, I am looking forward to seeing us play better against UGA than we have in some time.
  2. Take a look at the SEC schedule this weekend: DATE AWAY HOME GAME INFO 9/18 - 12:00 PM ET New Mexico (7) Texas A&M SEC Network 9/18 - 12:00 PM ET Chattanooga Kentucky SEC Network+ | ESPN+ 9/18 - 12:00 PM ET SE Missouri St Missouri SEC Network+ | ESPN+ 9/18 - 12:00 PM ET Tennessee Tech Tennessee SEC Network+ | ESPN+ 9/18 - 3:30 PM ET (1) Alabama (11) Florida CBS 9/18 - 4:00 PM ET Georgia So (20) Arkansas SEC Network 9/18 - 4:00 PM ET Mississippi St Memphis ESPN2 9/18 - 7:00 PM ET South Carolina (2) Georgia ESPN 9/18 - 7:30 PM ET (22) Auburn (10) Penn State ABC 9/18 - 7:30 PM ET C Michigan LSU SEC Network 9/18 - 8:00 PM ET Tulane (17) Ole Miss ESPN2 9/18 - 8:00 PM ET Stanford Vanderbilt ESPNU Now look at the SEC East standings: CONF OVERALL HOME ROAD NEUTRAL PF PA STRK Kentucky 1-0 2-0 2-0 0-0 0-0 80 38 W2 Florida 0-0 2-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 77 34 W2 Georgia 0-0 2-0 1-0 0-0 1-0 66 10 W2 South Carolina 0-0 2-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 66 17 W2 Missouri 0-1 1-1 1-0 0-1 0-0 62 59 L1 Tennessee 0-0 1-1 1-1 0-0 0-0 72 47 L1 Vanderbilt 0-0 1-1 0-1 1-0 0-0 27 44 W1 Bama will handle the Gators and our game is the only other in-conference game this weekend. Man, just think how we could get a leg up on the East if we could pull off the upset because we're improving and playing better. We would probably come in ranked at around #18 if we get the upset. Getting the win and continuing to play better would really energize Gamecock Nation.
  3. The arrest made the NBC Nightly News last night.
  4. The plays Satt runs are probably just variations of many of those Noland has already seen as a more veteran player than Doty, so maybe there has been less of a learning curve with the new playbook with Noland. I think people are jaded with Noland because we all saw how Collyn Hill petered out after a couple of games, but I think Noland is a few ticks better. It always took Hill a few possessions to get settled in at Colorado St. and that's what we saw with him here. Noland seemed a lot sharper out of the box this year than Hill was last year and being on a better-coached team obviously has something to do with that, too. The angle for Vann's fumble in the ECU game was just weird. I think Vann will get better like the rest of the team has/will. We need a solid second receiver to materialize. I like Joyner. Hopefully it's him. Win or lose, I still think we will play better against UGA than we have in a while.
  5. They were talking about it on 107.5 yesterday afternoon like it was a real thing even though there wasn't much online about it at the time.
  6. I remember speaking with a retired state trooper at a local restaurant about 10 years ago. He talked about the traffic duty at W-B for the games and said they always had their hands full with fights in the parking lots and surrounding areas when the Dawgs would come to town. He said it never took much for things to get started. The folks around the country can have their opinions and point spreads, but the rivalry is still there. It just is what it is. Go Cocks!!
  7. Hope nothing bad has happened to the young man or his family. Having said that, I am fairly certain most Taters cannot spell or pronounce the last names of their QB1 and QB2. They must named be D.J. Ukulele or Datsun Papajohn for most of the Clemson faithful. LOL
  8. A summary of Shane's coaching career up to this point: https://gamecocksonline.com/staff-directory/shane-beamer/764 Here's who he brought in here during his time as Recruiting Coordinator: https://247sports.com/college/south-carolina/Season/2009-Football/Commits/ https://247sports.com/college/south-carolina/Season/2010-Football/Commits/ Basically all the big names on the 33-6 squads. My perception the past several years has been that our biggest issue has been coaches who couldn't coach the players they recruited. Shane was able to do that during his first time here and he has hired a staff that can do the same as well. We are going to have one of the top-rated defenses in the country in the next two years (maybe sooner depending on how this season plays out). The offense may take a bit longer, but I think we'll do pretty good there as well.
  9. UGA's QB injury situation will negatively impact their production on offense as the game wears on and we will find the handle on our offense, with or without Luke Doty. Our defense will rise to the occasion and get a couple of key picks as well. USC 23 UGA 10
  10. We have always been the underdogs. so this year is really nothing new. My very first job I worked for a man who was a UGA alum who worshipped the ground Herschel Walker walked on. I hope we're going back to the good ole days of that rivalry with UGA this year. We tend to take the comprehensive TV coverage and the Internet for granted these days, but there was very little TV coverage for us back in those days. The Caroliniana Library has all the old sports footage from the TV shows plus the footage shot by the school during many of those games you couldn't see on TV back in the day. A few of them are public access, but the rest have to be licensed. Darlington Raceway has installed two large video monitors in the infield area and they had the old race footage running on them before the pre-race stuff started. We could do something like that here on the new video board at W-B before the games.
  11. I remember that now and I seem to recall my friends saying that the old Bush River Mall cinema used to have a Rocky Horror weekend, although it may have been the old Jefferson Square theater on either Assembly or North Main. I had never heard of the movie before, either, but my friends who did had every part of it memorized. I thought the movie itself was just something new and different in the Freshman world of new and different things. They also showed a lot of avantgarde movies that weren't mainstream. I remember seeing the Japanese movie Woman in the Dunes. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woman_in_the_Dunes I could try to explain the movie, but it wouldn't do it justice. The dudes I knew who also saw it cracked jokes about it the rest of the semester. Some years later I remembered the premise of the movie and remember thinking to myself, "Oh, I get it now." LOL You missed it, SA, you just missed it. LOL
  12. The mantra Eli Drinkwitz used with his South Carolina-native players at App. St. going into his last victory against us was, "They didn't want you because they didn't think you were good enough. Prove to the Gamecocks just how wrong they were." Any decent coach like Shane can use that technique on a player to get them to play better like App. St. did against us. We have plenty of Georgia natives on our roster in addition to the whole planet picking us to get blown out by the Dawgs this Saturday night. All Shane and his staff have to do, at least from the emotional perspective, is tell our guys to "prove everyone wrong." You know they already have by now. Our football issues are what they are, but that is something intangible going for us for this particular game.
  13. I went on a Saturday and was not able to find a parking place in Five Points and had to park in a metered space on Greene St. up the hill past the railroad tracks going towards campus. Got kinda nostalgic after purposely taking the cross-streets off the beaten path back to Elmwood on the way home.
  14. Papa Jazz is still there; bought some LPs from them last year. You had to make a reservation because of Covid. They carry a small selection of new vinyl LP pressings for both old and new musical acts. The place is like being inside a time warp once you get inside the store.
  15. I went to the Russell House movie theater on a regular basis. Always a good time. Had a couple of friends who were into Rocky Horror and they always enjoyed those shows as well.
  16. My perception is the success of Spurrier during the 33-6 years was probably one of the major selling points for launching the SEC Network. Then our program went off the rails after 2014 and Spurrier quit in the middle of a season. I think the network execs are probably excited that Shane may be filling the void left by Spurrier once he gets our program back on track.
  17. I believe our players are actually the wild card for this game and we will get the upset. They're tired of losing, will play competitive for Shane even by his high standards, and enough UGA players will get complacent because of the spread, not recovering until it's too late if at all. The UGA game has classic upset written all over it.
  18. He was very positive about Shane when we hired him. Maybe he's trying to generate caller traffic from us and the Dawgs the way he did with Bama and Auburn. Let's face it, Bama has become so dominating there's nothing much to argue about anymore. He could probably milk UGA and Carolina fans for a while if we beat them. Generating Clemson/Carolina callers would be something as well for him. He could do the same thing with us and the Gators for that matter as we get better during the season.
  19. I caught the last part of Shane's presser on 107.5. Shane said Noland was from Athens and being able to play there was one of the important parts of their discussion to get him to play again. He said that he only watched the defense practice and didn't know off the top of his head how Doty did in practice. Judging from the tone of his voice, it's unlikely Doty will get PT if Noland is doing well. He seemed more concerned about other issues like the defense and OL and he's doing the right thing by focusing on our defense while Satt takes care of the offensive preparation. 107.5 had a great discussion with Ryan Brewer after the presser. Tommy said Kirby probably didn't want to see a spread of 32 for this game and Brewer said that really didn't matter. He said as a player you just see the Dawgs as the hated rival and want to do well against them and win. I still think this has the potential to be a pretty big upset for us. They asked him if he had talked to any of his friends about the OSU upset loss and he just laughed and told them he hadn't. He has his own business down here now and I doubt he pays much attention to what goes on with OSU anymore. Win or lose, I am just happy to hear discussions about great Gamecock football again. Really great stuff on the radio today.
  20. Anything can happen. That's why you have to have a thick skin if you're a Gamecock. LOL
  21. I have always heard most program rebuilds usually start with the defense. We always talk about Shane's recruits, but he was also responsible for coaching the Safeties and Special Teams from 2009-2010 when we beat #4 Ole Miss and #1 Alabama. Offensive execution was difficult for Spurrier at times while he was here for one reason or the other. I think Shane will get the defense trued-up first this year and a victory against UGA would be a signature win for Beamer and White if we can pull it off. All of our upsets against Top 5 teams have come at home, though. Maybe the ECU win will give the guys enough confidence to win on the road at Athens on Saturday. We'll see.
  22. Just my .02. Ain't gonna think about it too much. I approve this message.
  23. The last time we beat a Top 5 opponent. Mizzou was #5 back then. Shaw will be on the sidelines in a different role this time, but will be there nonetheless. Then there was this time. Good defense gets it done and we have that right now. And let's not forget this one, either. Shane was on Spurrier's staff when the 2009 and 2010 wins occurred. It can happen again with him as the HC this time around.
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