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Just say what you feel and no need to attach anyone who does not agree everybody has opinions of there own.  Truth be said Gamecocks are 4-4 with 4 to go. Think most are saying can any off them be won? answer now would be no for most of us would say no. Be it coaching, players or others in charge be far and honest. Could be a simple change like a new QB like Brown who knows. Players, coaches and fans are feeling  pretty low at this point. Gamecocks do have week off before facing Florida at home then on the road to Mizzu.

This game is what I closely predicted 42-10. it is 44-14. It's just the way it happen so fast, thought the Gamecocks would show little more life on offense. but just showed how bad the offense is and seems to have showed it's head on defense as well. very questionable coaching all season long as well. Has been a team effort of ugly' s.  So vent away.

 

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Not ready to fire anyone yet.  We are playing what is essentially a walk on quarterback.  Champ was a qb killer and left us with what amounted to 2 true freshman the better of which has been injured all season.  I though 4-5 wins would be the max and did not and still don’t see a path to 6 wins.  Teams have recognized that we don’t have the ability to deliver the ball downfield, loaded up to stop the run and dared us to beat them over the top.  We need better receivers and someone who can push the ball deep.  I don’t think play calling is the issue as much as how we are limited in what we can make a defense do when they play us.  

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Let's see........  for starters, we can't even hike the damn ball!  How pathetic is that?!  Every offensive play starts with that and us not even being able to do that with regularity, is scary, pathetic, sad, inexcusable.......  No one seems to be able to block or even get in the way of the defense so that means we also can't run or effectively throw the ball with little to no time to do so.  Our OC really likes to call up the middle a ton and we never get squat.  He seemingly has no imagination and with everything we lack, we have to do something a bit different than most teams just to try to advance the ball.  All of this is pretty basic stuff and we can't even do them so it definitely looks like we have years more to go before we are remotely competitive with teams that have a pulse.  For now, we are right there with the Vandy's of the world.  Got a long haul in front of us folks!!

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1 hour ago, Longhaul said:

Not ready to fire anyone yet.  We are playing what is essentially a walk on quarterback.  Champ was a qb killer and left us with what amounted to 2 true freshman the better of which has been injured all season.  I though 4-5 wins would be the max and did not and still don’t see a path to 6 wins.  Teams have recognized that we don’t have the ability to deliver the ball downfield, loaded up to stop the run and dared us to beat them over the top.  We need better receivers and someone who can push the ball deep.  I don’t think play calling is the issue as much as how we are limited in what we can make a defense do when they play us.  

^ This - Before the season, I think most folks thought 4-6 wins is the best we could do. And that's right where we will end up. Not sure what people expected. For beamer to walk in and turn this around instantly. He doesn't even have a full recruiting class in yet.

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Recruiting is going to be the issue for the next 2 years minimum.  We can definitely sell the play now..  Will who we have take the necessary steps forward, we can only hope so.  Thought we needed to keep some stability with the present coaches but not sure of that anymore.  Hopefully CSB can assess coaching talent as well as future players.  Hope  he's HC material.  Gonna take time and a lot patience from the fans.  

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23 minutes ago, CockyinVa said:

Recruiting is going to be the issue for the next 2 years minimum.  We can definitely sell the play now..  Will who we have take the necessary steps forward, we can only hope so.  Thought we needed to keep some stability with the present coaches but not sure of that anymore.  Hopefully CSB can assess coaching talent as well as future players.  Hope  he's HC material.  Gonna take time and a lot patience from the fans.  

Times are changing good players are not scared they will get playing time. If they fail just go to the portal and transfer out. Different times. So Gamecock best bet is to find the portal players and get the best leftovers. Going to be a tuff sell here. We are in the sparky and brad decade coaching circle for now.  I guess the new battle cry will be play Brown now. Seems the best is always the back-up. Good old days are back. been there done it over and over. All for stability here with the right hires. Wish for that day. Well be looking for a new coach shortly. grass is always greener with a new coach. Not really very frustrating. 

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I think it is time to look to the future and let some young guys get playing time.  This season is clearly not going anywhere.  If Brown is close or Gauthier get them out there and let them get experience.  You can see by what Bama did to Tennessee that we are nowhere close to being competitive with the middle of the pack in the SEC.  

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This season has been a long, long (long) learning process for Shane in his first year as HC. One thing I will say about Shane is that I think he is smart - I think he will learn, and I think he will do better if we give him time. This is painful football to watch. Can we recruit better players after a season like this? That remains to be seen. Can he learn from his mistakes? Does he have it in him to fire a friend? I have never looked at a box score before and seen us with 10 yards of offense the way we had at one point in the fourth quarter. It was scary bad. Another issue I see looming: how many of our good players will look at this season and hit the portal?

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South Carolina finished the night with 185 yards, but don’t let that fool you. Almost 92% of those came in the final quarter. The Gamecocks only managed two first downs one of which came via penalty  through the game’s first 45 minutes. They didn’t even record a third down conversion until six minutes were gone in the fourth quarter. “They were definitely heating us up, but then they were also sacking us when they were rushing four as well and not having to bring pressure,” Beamer said. “We’ve got to be able to block. We’re SEC football players, too. We’re an SEC football team. We’ve got to be able to block guys when they bring four.” Beamer has largely avoided questions about offensive coordinator Marcus Satterfield’s play-calling, and rightfully so. What head coach is going to march into a press conference and throw one of his assistants under the bus publicly? Yet against a Texas A&M defense that was in the middle of the pack defensively in the SEC entering the matchup, South Carolina looked closer to a Mid-American Conference team than a squad based out of college football’s almighty league of champions.

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I agree TKE226.  We play undisciplined, sloppy ball.  After 8 games, I don't understand this problem.  We have enough talent to at least compete with teams - even if we lose by 20 points.  We barely look competitive on the field.  No way our talent is that bad. Some of this has to be coaching.  I am not looking to fire anyone, but Shane will need to evaluate the staff to see if changes need to be made.  If we look anything like this next year, I don't see Shane lasting.

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7 minutes ago, Homebrewcock said:

I agree TKE226.  We play undisciplined, sloppy ball.  After 8 games, I don't understand this problem.  We have enough talent to at least compete with teams - even if we lose by 20 points.  We barely look competitive on the field.  No way our talent is that bad. Some of this has to be coaching.  I am not looking to fire anyone, but Shane will need to evaluate the staff to see if changes need to be made.  If we look anything like this next year, I don't see Shane lasting.

To hold on to fan base has to but that is up to Beaner and Tanners wallet.

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7 hours ago, Longhaul said:

I think it is time to look to the future and let some young guys get playing time.  This season is clearly not going anywhere.  If Brown is close or Gauthier get them out there and let them get experience.  You can see by what Bama did to Tennessee that we are nowhere close to being competitive with the middle of the pack in the SEC.  

Agree, nothing to loose.  Brown and Noland only have this year left, both seniors.  Gauthier is a freshman get him in their and give him some time.  Same with the rest of the positions.  Maybe we can get a win over Missouri and get lucky against Clemson.  As far as coaches go I'm willing to let CSB make those calls.  Ultimately his arse on the line.  Maybe time to get tougher.   But please get creative with the running game and limit the perimeter/screen pass unless we pull some blockers that don't whiff or HOLD!

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Brown impressed head coach Shane Beamer. The senior transfer from FCS St. Francis (Pennsylvania) went 8-for-14 passing for 84 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions, saving South Carolina from leaving College Station with a historically bad day on the stat sheet.

 

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23 hours ago, Spur's Addiction said:

^ This - Before the season, I think most folks thought 4-6 wins is the best we could do. And that's right where we will end up. Not sure what people expected. For beamer to walk in and turn this around instantly. He doesn't even have a full recruiting class in yet.

there is a difference in losing and not even being competitive...I thought 5 wins was the ceiling but we are getting the doors blown off of us at every turn...hell we got lucky to be ECU and Vandy....that being said Huepel seems to have turned around a mediocre UT team to at least be able to put some points on the board whereas we thrive in garbage time...I hope that you guys are correct about recruiting but I guess time will tell 

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I did some much-needed yard work Saturday afternoon, rested for a bit, and decided to work on a personal project online the rest of the night instead of watching or listening to the game.  I figured I would only watch the game replay if we won or kept the score close, which didn't happen.

Here is the box score from the game:

  1 2 3 4 Total
South Carolina 0 0 0 14 14
Texas A&M 14 17 10 3 44

We lost the 1st half 31-0, but won the second half 14-13.

Just taking a dispassionate look at things from afar, here are my thoughts:

Players.  We don't have enough good players to compete with the first string of a middle- to upper-level SEC team, but it looks like we do okay against their second- and third-stringers in garbage time.  We compete enough to win against a team like Vandy, but that's about it.

Coaching Staff.  It's hard for me to know where the dividing line is between coaches and players unless I am actually there with them, but I was more impressed with the current staff in their pressers more than those of any recent previous staffs.  They are getting used to working together in their first season as a staff while they are getting punched in the face by opposing coaches.  They are having to re-evaluate both themselves as well as their players against the reality of an actual SEC season in which neither are doing very well.

Clemson.  #17 Pitt handled Clemson 27-17 Saturday night.  The Taters are 4-3 and are mortal this year.  They play #13 Wake Forest the week before our game with them and that's likely another loss for them as well.  There might be another.

Going 6-5 is not normally an acceptable season, but finding another win and then beating the Taters to become bowl eligible would be a good season for a first-year coach here.

Shane's incredibly positive attitude gives me confidence that this may be our final result this season.  I believe he will keep the team pumped up enough to get the wins and become bowl eligible.

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2 hours ago, STS said:

there is a difference in losing and not even being competitive...I thought 5 wins was the ceiling but we are getting the doors blown off of us at every turn...hell we got lucky to be ECU and Vandy....that being said Huepel seems to have turned around a mediocre UT team to at least be able to put some points on the board whereas we thrive in garbage time...I hope that you guys are correct about recruiting but I guess time will tell 

Recruiting not great. Especially if the Gamecocks do not  finish strong and leaning that way seems. Typical  class at this time.

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