Spurrier on war of words with Swinney: ‘I’m talking to our people’

'The old-time Gamecock fans have suffered for years and year and years as we know, so they are enjoying it'

South Carolina's Steve Spurrier and Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney shake hands before Saturday's rivalry game between the schools.

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South Carolina's Steve Spurrier and Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney shake hands before Saturday's rivalry game between the schools.

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier is aware that the words he and Clemson coach Dabo Swinney have shared with their respective fan bases in recent weeks have become headline news.

Spurrier doesn’t think it should be such a big deal.

“I don’t think we’ve really thrown (barbs) much,” the Head Ball Coach said to the media at halftime of the South Carolina basketball game against Ole Miss on Saturday. "I think (media members) blow that up a little bit.

“Obviously our fans love beating Clemson. The old-time Gamecock fans have suffered for years and years and years. So they’re enjoying it and they should enjoy it because they’ve been on the short stick most of the time.”

Spurrier, whose Gamecocks have won the last five meetings with the Tigers for the first time in the history of the program, says he’s not trying to take shots at Clemson or fire up any other fan base.

“I’m talking to our people,” Spurrier said. “Talk is just all talk. It’s for our people. It’s not for others schools’ people. And when Dabo talks, it’s for his people.”

The state’s most high profile coaches have caused a stir at times with their back-and-forth exchanges through the media, beginning in December of 2011, but all was quiet in the 2013 season until the bowl games this year. During rivalry week, Spurrier and Swinney were very complimentary of each other and talked about their friendly relationship, not any kind of war of words.

After the Gamecock beat Wisconsin 34-24 the Capital One Bowl on Jan. 1, Spurrier said winning two of the last three Orlando bowl games were “pretty nice, but that state championship ain’t bad either.”

That didn’t sit well with the Clemson fan base, and after the Tigers won the Orange Bowl two days later, Swinney fired back.

“We’re the first team from South Carolina to ever win a BCS game,” Swinney said to the Orange faithful after the 40-35 win over Ohio State on Jan. 3.

Swinney used a similar line last week when the Clemson football team was honored at halftime of a basketball game against Duke.

“It doesn’t bother me, I can assure you, anything (Swinney) says,” Spurrier said. “That’s what we do in the offseason. We have to talk a little bit so I’m talking to the Gamecocks. The other people shouldn’t listen to me, but they may anyway. I don’t know.”

When USC was honored Saturday for its 11-2 season (the same record as Clemson in 2013), Spurrier mentioned several of the program’s accomplishments – and made sure he saved the historic win over the Tigers for last.

“Another streak that we’ve got going right now, it’s not a three-year streak, not four-year. It’s a five-year,” Spurrier said to the crowd. “We’ve been fortunate to beat that big orange team from Upstate about five straight years, pretty convincingly.”

Spurrier also recognized former receiver Bruce Ellington, who caught three touchdowns in his three-year career against Clemson, which Spurrier pointed out was better than Clemson star receiver Sammy Watkins.

“I think that's three more (TDs) than their first-round pick,” Spurrier said.

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TigerFan95 writes:

So basically Spurrier told Clemson fans to ignore his stupid comments because he's just saying them to play SC fans for the fools everyone knows they are. Priceless.

gamecockg writes:

in response to TigerFan95:

So basically Spurrier told Clemson fans to ignore his stupid comments because he's just saying them to play SC fans for the fools everyone knows they are. Priceless.

31-17

radtiger writes:

in response to TigerFan95:

So basically Spurrier told Clemson fans to ignore his stupid comments because he's just saying them to play SC fans for the fools everyone knows they are. Priceless.

If you think that's the LOGIC behind Spurriers comment, then the SC fans are'nt the only FOOLS.

tigerrob44#291802 writes:

Spurrier is exactly right. He is mouthing off so his fans can yap at us. He knows the truth as do most of the SC fans. They just won't admit the truth. We have owned them for 100 years and they got lucky this year and fairly lucky last year and have now won 5 in a row. Up until that streak started we had won 9 out of 11 dating back to 1998 thru 2008. Nobody seems to remember the rear end kicking we put on them 9 games out of 11. That is pretty good. We have beaten them 5 times in a row several times over the years. Look up the record and see how we have dominated them. Spurrier knows it and he is right in what he said.

TRUTH4U2 writes:

I am ok with both of them barbing back and forth. This rivalry deserves way more attention that it gets. It is the 2nd longest running rivalry in college football. Yes Clemson has owned USC for long time. But now with USC having its best teams in the history of the school. It's worth talking bragging on both ends and making this game as well known as such like the Iron Bowl. I don't care which side you're on, these two coaches are playing it well and bringing attention to the game.

daddyo2373 writes:

in response to tigerrob44#291802:

Spurrier is exactly right. He is mouthing off so his fans can yap at us. He knows the truth as do most of the SC fans. They just won't admit the truth. We have owned them for 100 years and they got lucky this year and fairly lucky last year and have now won 5 in a row. Up until that streak started we had won 9 out of 11 dating back to 1998 thru 2008. Nobody seems to remember the rear end kicking we put on them 9 games out of 11. That is pretty good. We have beaten them 5 times in a row several times over the years. Look up the record and see how we have dominated them. Spurrier knows it and he is right in what he said.

Get ready, gamecock fans are going to come back with some comment about Clemson fans living in the past when referring to the overall record. Then they will say something about the here and now with 5 in a row. Guess what, the past 5 years is in the past too! If you're going to talk 5 in a row then you must also consider the 65 - 42 record of Clemson. The only true here and now is that it's a new season and we will have to wait and see who the winner will be.

TigerFan95 writes:

in response to radtiger:

If you think that's the LOGIC behind Spurriers comment, then the SC fans are'nt the only FOOLS.

TardTiger,
I know it's hard for cocklovers like yourself to see it right now because you're still under the trance-like spell of the win streak, but perhaps this time next year after that's over with you'll have a little clearer perspective. Maybe then, you guys will see that after 10 years Spurrier really hasn't accomplished any of the things he lead you guys to believe were possible at SC when he was hired. Things like SEC championships and BCS bowls. Perhaps next year you'll see that all of this talk from him was just his way of distracting you guys away from his failure to accomplish those things and in turn protect his precious ego..After all, protecting their ego is the most important thing to narcissistic A-holes like Spurrier.

harryD writes:

If you pay close attention OBS spoke very very slowly so his people could understand

twk writes:

I'm a lifelong Gamecock fan! got to love the OBC he tells it like it is!, Its great to see South Carolina & Clemson doing good, its good for the Rivalry, the bashing and riding ripping it's what makes it complete, if we didn't do it and we all were polite how fun would that crap be? both coach's are great! they have their good points and bad , OMG! they are human. haha

YabbaDaboDooDoo writes:

The funny thing about this is how much Dabo gets bothered by what Spurrier says. Google "Dabo Swinney rant" and watch 6 and a half minutes of pure comedy. Spurrier owns so much space between Dabo's ears that he's renting it out on Craigslist.

TheTruth46 writes:

in response to harryD:

If you pay close attention OBS spoke very very slowly so his people could understand

Actually Hairy...the slow speech was directed at you Clemmers, so your fanbase could understand, and most importantly...you.

es_tiger writes:

in response to TheTruth46:

Actually Hairy...the slow speech was directed at you Clemmers, so your fanbase could understand, and most importantly...you.

Says the guy who must be oblivious to the fact that Clemson's academic prestige is much higher than USCe. Well done troll, but I think your break is over... back to work, the toilets still need cleaning.

clemvol writes:

Spurriers gamecocks have beaten us 5 years in a row. What's sad about this is it's being done by an average coach at SC at best. In Spurriers history he has not done anything outstanding as a player or a coach. You would thing that the pedestal some folks put him on he has more than 1 N/C. You would think his overall bowl record would be better than 10-9 between Florida and SC. You would think that him being thought of as an offensive genius and a Heisman Quarterback he would have a least 1 NFL quarterback that played for him would be a mention for Hall of Fame. We know his professional record as a player and a coach...poor at best. Now what he is good at is having learned that all he needed to do was to land a job at a school who was starved to be consistant to win a few games and beat that teams rival on a regular basis. So far this has been accomplished. Nevermind that there are no conference championships to hang a hat on. Nevermind that it's ok to be in a league where the least is in the east and the best is in the west so the chance of anything greater is out of reach ( i.e. game against Auburn ). What a great example of the perfect "carney man". No serious expectations of any more than what has happened and he laughs all the way to the bank. Nevermind that somehow Georgia has managed to "slip in to win the east". Nevermid that the other teams in east have been down. He's knows to strike when the iron is hot. So, as far as the Tigers losing to SC 5 times in a row this has been unbelievable to such a mediocore leader of Carolina. Shame on us. Time will continue to tell this story.

TheTruth46 writes:

in response to es_tiger:

Says the guy who must be oblivious to the fact that Clemson's academic prestige is much higher than USCe. Well done troll, but I think your break is over... back to work, the toilets still need cleaning.

Reasonably decent post tigger. It does display some slight forethought, creativity, and humor. Overall, on a scale of 1 to 10, maybe a 4. Oops...my apology, I was about to depart without inquiring about your proctologist appointment. It is my understanding that cranial anal insertion removal procedure is quite involved and uncomfortable. Hope it went well for you, and you are resting comfortably. I won't keep you, as I'm sure you need to get back to your icepack. Stop back by when you're feeling better.

BigBud52 writes:

What I don't understand is why there are so many coot lovers on this site? Are you so obsessed with Clemson you can't look at your own site? Do you post stuff on every school you plays websites? I think an Auburn fan said it best about USC, "an Alabama mouth with a Vanderbilt trophy case."

clemvol writes:

in response to BigBud52:

What I don't understand is why there are so many coot lovers on this site? Are you so obsessed with Clemson you can't look at your own site? Do you post stuff on every school you plays websites? I think an Auburn fan said it best about USC, "an Alabama mouth with a Vanderbilt trophy case."

A very "truthful" quote. I like it. "BOOM"

TheTruth46 writes:

in response to BigBud52:

What I don't understand is why there are so many coot lovers on this site? Are you so obsessed with Clemson you can't look at your own site? Do you post stuff on every school you plays websites? I think an Auburn fan said it best about USC, "an Alabama mouth with a Vanderbilt trophy case."

Every school we plays? Interesting spelling LilBuddy. I can promise you..nothing about Clemmons cause me to obsess. You should wish and hope SC never has an Alabama mouth, if so, there will be many more dark and dreary days in Clemmons. Now, I'll ask you, as I have asked many of your fellow fanbase, and have never gotten an answer. What in the world does a duck have to do with a Gamecock? I suppose only Clemmers understand that association. You need to keep one thing in mind, along with clemmervol. I'm sure earlier in life, someone told you to "just be yourself"...they gave you some really bad advice.

clemvol writes:

in response to TheTruth46:

Every school we plays? Interesting spelling LilBuddy. I can promise you..nothing about Clemmons cause me to obsess. You should wish and hope SC never has an Alabama mouth, if so, there will be many more dark and dreary days in Clemmons. Now, I'll ask you, as I have asked many of your fellow fanbase, and have never gotten an answer. What in the world does a duck have to do with a Gamecock? I suppose only Clemmers understand that association. You need to keep one thing in mind, along with clemmervol. I'm sure earlier in life, someone told you to "just be yourself"...they gave you some really bad advice.

I can man up and agree that South Carolina owns Clemson in the last 5 years. I also agree that you should continue to pound on this and pound hard as you rightly should. But, are you willing to man up and agree that the South Carolina trophy case is a bit bare? Just wondering. I'll be looking for an answer dealing in reality.

YabbaDaboDooDoo writes:

in response to clemvol:

Spurriers gamecocks have beaten us 5 years in a row. What's sad about this is it's being done by an average coach at SC at best. In Spurriers history he has not done anything outstanding as a player or a coach. You would thing that the pedestal some folks put him on he has more than 1 N/C. You would think his overall bowl record would be better than 10-9 between Florida and SC. You would think that him being thought of as an offensive genius and a Heisman Quarterback he would have a least 1 NFL quarterback that played for him would be a mention for Hall of Fame. We know his professional record as a player and a coach...poor at best. Now what he is good at is having learned that all he needed to do was to land a job at a school who was starved to be consistant to win a few games and beat that teams rival on a regular basis. So far this has been accomplished. Nevermind that there are no conference championships to hang a hat on. Nevermind that it's ok to be in a league where the least is in the east and the best is in the west so the chance of anything greater is out of reach ( i.e. game against Auburn ). What a great example of the perfect "carney man". No serious expectations of any more than what has happened and he laughs all the way to the bank. Nevermind that somehow Georgia has managed to "slip in to win the east". Nevermid that the other teams in east have been down. He's knows to strike when the iron is hot. So, as far as the Tigers losing to SC 5 times in a row this has been unbelievable to such a mediocore leader of Carolina. Shame on us. Time will continue to tell this story.

In Spurrier's history he's done nothing outstanding as a coach? Florida had never won a national championship or an SEC championship before Spurrier. He took over Florida when they were on probation and won a national championship and 6 SEC titles before he left. He won the SEC east 9 out of his 12 seasons at Florida. He BUILT Florida! One more thing: Spurrier has the same number of ACC titles as Dabo... and he did it at DUKE.

If Spurrier is an average coach and Dabo is 1-5 against him with the 5 straight losses by double digits, then what does that make Dabo?

BigBud52 writes:

For Thetruth46, just so you know a coot is not a duck. It does not have web feet like a duck. It has feet like your beloved chickens. Again I ask, why are the USC fans on this site? I find it sad they have no one else to talk to.

TheTruth46 writes:

in response to BigBud52:

For Thetruth46, just so you know a coot is not a duck. It does not have web feet like a duck. It has feet like your beloved chickens. Again I ask, why are the USC fans on this site? I find it sad they have no one else to talk to.

Congrats on the coot description. Agreed, they do not have web feet. However, just so you know, they are aquatic and live near bodies of water, either large or small. Most of the species do migrate(i.e. ducks),and can fly long distances, and just so you know, chickens do not, beloved or not. Now for clemmervol. I can man up about Carolinas trophy case. It is slightly bare. However, it sure is fun watching them smack around those uringe colored puddytats. Carolina, even with an average coach, continues to beat Clemmons and end the season with a higher ranking. USC fans come here to be amused, enjoy, and observe you Clemmers continue to wear those uringe colored glasses, and keep drinking Blabbos koolaide. Talk about a used car salesman extraordinaire.

clemvol writes:

in response to YabbaDaboDooDoo:

In Spurrier's history he's done nothing outstanding as a coach? Florida had never won a national championship or an SEC championship before Spurrier. He took over Florida when they were on probation and won a national championship and 6 SEC titles before he left. He won the SEC east 9 out of his 12 seasons at Florida. He BUILT Florida! One more thing: Spurrier has the same number of ACC titles as Dabo... and he did it at DUKE.

If Spurrier is an average coach and Dabo is 1-5 against him with the 5 straight losses by double digits, then what does that make Dabo?

I don't praise dabo and will not until he proves me wrong.In my opinion he is not a good coach and cannot take care of his rival.Spurrier is just a good coach at best, no more no less. Surely he is not on the same stage Bryant, Saban even Pete Carroll. He is in a niche right now and happy to keep cashing the checks. Average coach, no matter what he did at Florida.

TheTruth46 writes:

Clemmervol...would you happen to have an old friend named Marty? Could have you confused with someone else. Just curious.

clemvol writes:

Have no knowledge of Marty. Curiosity answered. Look forward to future banter.

essoclub writes:

We really should give the 'Ol Ball Coach a break… He has had a hall of fame career as a head coach in college football; however, let's face it, no matter what he says, every year, the Gamecocks consistently stumble against a team like the hapless Vols. They inexplicably cannot win the SEC East, even though it is the weakest division in the conference. Oh, and so much for the "strength of schedule" argument, now that the ACC's best beat the SEC's best for the national title.

With that said, it is understandable why the OBC hangs his hat on the annual beating that the Gamecocks have issued to Clemson for the last 5 years… A few mediocre bowl wins by the Gamecocks against subpar competition, coupled with the lack of national recognition (other than for Clowney) have compelled the OBC to develop a mild inferiority complex. Other than S. Carolina's success against Clemson, there is simply nothing else for the OBC to talk about. It's kind of sad, actually.

essoclub writes:

in response to gamecockg:

31-17

65-42-4

Now please kindly do us all a favor and go crawl back under your rock.

TheTruth46 writes:

in response to essoclub:

65-42-4

Now please kindly do us all a favor and go crawl back under your rock.

Lifetime membership to the History Channel? That's the only place to see a tigger win against USC. You have lots to say, and yet say nothing mr yesso. Know what you mean about subpar competiton. Our last regular season game falls into that category. Blabbo..1-5. 31-17...27-17...34-13...29-7...34-17. You may go now. Try to not hurt yourself.

YabbaDaboDooDoo writes:

in response to essoclub:

We really should give the 'Ol Ball Coach a break… He has had a hall of fame career as a head coach in college football; however, let's face it, no matter what he says, every year, the Gamecocks consistently stumble against a team like the hapless Vols. They inexplicably cannot win the SEC East, even though it is the weakest division in the conference. Oh, and so much for the "strength of schedule" argument, now that the ACC's best beat the SEC's best for the national title.

With that said, it is understandable why the OBC hangs his hat on the annual beating that the Gamecocks have issued to Clemson for the last 5 years… A few mediocre bowl wins by the Gamecocks against subpar competition, coupled with the lack of national recognition (other than for Clowney) have compelled the OBC to develop a mild inferiority complex. Other than S. Carolina's success against Clemson, there is simply nothing else for the OBC to talk about. It's kind of sad, actually.

Several points to make here.

When you say inexplicably stumble you mean "pulling a Clemson", right? Isn't that the phrase Kirk Herbstreit made famous when referring to teams that "inexplicably stumble" as you put it?

The Vols are hapless why? Because of their record? Their schedule was murder. Look at their losses (@Oregon, @Florida, @Alabama, UGa in OT, @Missouri, Auburn, Vanderbilt). I can only fault them for the Vanderbilt loss and maybe the FL loss although that game was early in the season before FL suffered a ton of injuries. All 7 of their losses came against teams that were ranked in the top 25 at the time or finished the season ranked in the top 25. How would Tennessee have fared in the ACC? There's no doubt in my mind that they would've gone to a bowl game. They're certainly better than the half of the ACC that went 7-6.

So you're going to throw out the "strength of schedule" argument based on the final possession of 1 game? That's stupid. Look at the conference from top to bottom. Look at the final rankings. The SEC had the most ranked teams of any conference with 7. The ACC had 3.

gamecockg writes:

in response to essoclub:

65-42-4

Now please kindly do us all a favor and go crawl back under your rock.

When my granpa was living,back in the 1920"30"40" and so on it does not matter to me who won.I care about now 2014.we are going to KICK that TIGER tail in clemson this year.2 reasons why.#1 COACH SPURRIER is in daboo head and he will out coach him AGAIN.#2 we just have a better team.So its okay (nov 2014)after the game when you post 65-43-4.Also it made me very happy daboo new 8 year deal.GOOD LUCK WITH THAT.

tigerrob44#291802 writes:

The University of South Carolina is an inferior school academically, athletically and morally to Clemson and everybody in the United States knows that to be a fact. It has always been a fact and will continue to be a fact. Yes, we have lost 5 games in a row but SC got very,very,very lucky to win this year and they know it to be a fact. They only beat us in 2012 because we played with our 2nd team defense. We have owned them in all sports over the last 100 years. In baseball they have done very well lately and we have slipped a little bit but that will turn around also. USC is a academic fraud as a university that anyone can get accepted into and they will take players we won't even recruit. (Mike Davis) In other words, Clemson has integrity and they have Spurrier and he has none. The end is near for their free ride.

TheTruth46 writes:

in response to tigerrob44#291802:

The University of South Carolina is an inferior school academically, athletically and morally to Clemson and everybody in the United States knows that to be a fact. It has always been a fact and will continue to be a fact. Yes, we have lost 5 games in a row but SC got very,very,very lucky to win this year and they know it to be a fact. They only beat us in 2012 because we played with our 2nd team defense. We have owned them in all sports over the last 100 years. In baseball they have done very well lately and we have slipped a little bit but that will turn around also. USC is a academic fraud as a university that anyone can get accepted into and they will take players we won't even recruit. (Mike Davis) In other words, Clemson has integrity and they have Spurrier and he has none. The end is near for their free ride.

Dang Robbie, get yourself a new soapbox? All you have done is give us your opinion, and as we all know, everybody has one along with numerous other things. SC beat you because they took the ballgame away from you in the 4th quarter(i.e. 11 minutes of possession). They outscored you 14-0 in that quarter, and did the exact same thing to you in 2012. It appears the only thing you are decent at doing is making boastful statements and predictions, and then whining, sniveling, and making excuses when you get beat...again. Have a nice day.

essoclub writes:

in response to TheTruth46:

Lifetime membership to the History Channel? That's the only place to see a tigger win against USC. You have lots to say, and yet say nothing mr yesso. Know what you mean about subpar competiton. Our last regular season game falls into that category. Blabbo..1-5. 31-17...27-17...34-13...29-7...34-17. You may go now. Try to not hurt yourself.

Your parents really should not let you play on the Internet unsupervised. But, I digress...

Please try and pay attention. Nobody is disputing Carolina's five straight wins vs. Clemson. With that said, please give us all a break with the "history" argument. If that's the case, according to your feeble logic, or lack thereof, then the series is 0-0 until the next game. However, that's not how history works. Your football program has been historically mediocre, to the tune of downright dreadful for nearly 100 years.

Fast forward 100 years, and it's nice to see the Gamecocks doing some things right. Finally. Keep up the good work and hopefully y'all will not stumble against another hapless team like the Vols this year.

Oh, and yes, the Vols won a total of 5 games in '13, one of which was against a FCS team. Other than their epic win against the Gamecocks, the Vols' other three wins were against dreadful competition: (Kentucky, South Alabama and Western Kentucky). Nice work.

Now run along; it's way past your bedtime, young troll. 65-42-4. Here endeth the lesson.

essoclub writes:

in response to YabbaDaboDooDoo:

Several points to make here.

When you say inexplicably stumble you mean "pulling a Clemson", right? Isn't that the phrase Kirk Herbstreit made famous when referring to teams that "inexplicably stumble" as you put it?

The Vols are hapless why? Because of their record? Their schedule was murder. Look at their losses (@Oregon, @Florida, @Alabama, UGa in OT, @Missouri, Auburn, Vanderbilt). I can only fault them for the Vanderbilt loss and maybe the FL loss although that game was early in the season before FL suffered a ton of injuries. All 7 of their losses came against teams that were ranked in the top 25 at the time or finished the season ranked in the top 25. How would Tennessee have fared in the ACC? There's no doubt in my mind that they would've gone to a bowl game. They're certainly better than the half of the ACC that went 7-6.

So you're going to throw out the "strength of schedule" argument based on the final possession of 1 game? That's stupid. Look at the conference from top to bottom. Look at the final rankings. The SEC had the most ranked teams of any conference with 7. The ACC had 3.

Interesting post, in which you make some very one-sided comments about an awful Tennessee team. Let me take the first silly comment, which is "pulling a Clemson". The Gamecocks were melting down long before the term "pulling a Clemson" was coined. The difference is y'all were so dreadful, that everyone expected you to lose. Clemson, on the other hand, has been favored in a number of games over the last decade, which they have not won. You see, in order for an ESPN announcer to coin a phrase about your football program, such as "pulling a Clemson", your program has to be relevant. Y'all have been relevant for 5 of the last 100+ years. Welcome to big boy football. And no, losing to the dreadful, hapless Vols is not "pulling a Clemson". It's called Gamecock football.

Let's take a different look at the 2013 Vols. They won 5 games, one of which was the epic win against the Gamecocks.

Of the other four wins, one was against a FCS team, so that one just does not count. The other three wins were against the following poor excuses for "football programs":

Kentucky (0-8 in the SEC and 2-10 overall)
South Alabama (6-6 overall)
Western Kentucky (8-4 overall)

During the '13 season, Tennessee lost by an average of 24.28 points (including the blowout vs. Oregon). Good teams do not lose 7 games. The Vols were a joke, which makes their win against the Gamecocks all the more improbable.

Regarding strength of schedule, both Clemson and Florida State have disproved the notion that playing in a stronger conference is a guarantee for success in bowl games. FSU beat the SEC's best, with their QB turning in his worst performance of the season. Over the last two seasons, Clemson is the only team in the country to win bowl games against two top ten teams. Coming from the "weak" ACC, that does not make much sense if you buy into the "strength of schedule" argument.

We'll see what happens in '14. I predict that FSU will run the table again. We'll see how Clemson adjusts to the loss of the entire offense, while returning nearly everyone on defense. It will be interesting to see how S. Carolina adjusts to the loss of Shaw, Clowney & Ellington.

essoclub writes:

in response to TheTruth46:

Congrats on the coot description. Agreed, they do not have web feet. However, just so you know, they are aquatic and live near bodies of water, either large or small. Most of the species do migrate(i.e. ducks),and can fly long distances, and just so you know, chickens do not, beloved or not. Now for clemmervol. I can man up about Carolinas trophy case. It is slightly bare. However, it sure is fun watching them smack around those uringe colored puddytats. Carolina, even with an average coach, continues to beat Clemmons and end the season with a higher ranking. USC fans come here to be amused, enjoy, and observe you Clemmers continue to wear those uringe colored glasses, and keep drinking Blabbos koolaide. Talk about a used car salesman extraordinaire.

"It is slightly bare"... Wow. Now, there is the galactic understatement of the century. In fact, the Gamecocks' football trophy case is essentially empty. Period. End of discussion. Next.

essoclub writes:

in response to TheTruth46:

Lifetime membership to the History Channel? That's the only place to see a tigger win against USC. You have lots to say, and yet say nothing mr yesso. Know what you mean about subpar competiton. Our last regular season game falls into that category. Blabbo..1-5. 31-17...27-17...34-13...29-7...34-17. You may go now. Try to not hurt yourself.

Here is a comparison of the S. Carolina & Clemson football programs.

First football season:
S. Carolina 1892 / Clemson 1896

All-Time Record:
S. Carolina: 566–544–44 (.510) / Clemson: 680–452–45 (.597)

National Titles:
S. Carolina: 0 / Clemson: 1 (1981)

Conference titles:
S. Carolina: 2 (1933 Southern Conference, 1969 ACC) / Clemson: 18 (14 ACC)

Division titles:
S. Carolina: 1 (2010 SEC East) / Clemson: 3 (2009, 2011 & 2012)

Postseason bowl record:
S. Carolina: 7–12 (.368) / Clemson: 18–18 (.500)

BCS Bowl Victories:
S. Carolina: 0 / Clemson: 1

The data points above provide irrefutable proof that in 121 years, the middling S. Carolina football program has managed to fill its trophy case with significantly more dust than actual trophies.

Interestingly enough, Clemson has won 18 bowl games while the Gamecocks have played in a total of only 19 bowl games. In essence, the pedestrian S. Carolina football program is still wearing "short pants". There is just not much to write home about during the last 121 years.

With that said, everyone on this board is growing tired of your childish comments, which consistently lack empirical data to back up your feeble-minded arguments. In fact, your juvenile posts are as bush-league as the uninspired S. Carolina football program, which you so vehemently attempt to defend.

Clearly, you did not have any intention of actually talking about football. Now run along and don't miss your short bus to school on Monday.

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