Originally Posted by MWard
So to get this straight:
We're Top #8 BCS.
We're #8 in Stadium Seating Capacity attendance at 102.8%.
We're #9 for TV Viewership Nationally South Carolina 3,499,875 avg 2.2rating
We're the 16th most valuable team in the NCAA, according to Forbes.
We have the Nation's longest home winning streak for BCS AQ teams.
Our QB is #1 in the Nation for Fewest INT's.
We're going after our 3rd consecutive 11 win season and 1 of only 4 teams in the country to do so.
We beat that team from the upstate for the 5th consecutive year.
Our Coaching Staff is paid in the Top 20 nationally.
We are recruiting Top 20 ranked classes every year.
...and we're the Nation's youngest CFB team.
Damn, it feels good to be a Gamecock.
Thanks for posting this. I think we have a tendency to take all of this for granted. Just think of all the "elite" programs that don't measure up to very many of these standards.
We keep saying we are not "elite" yet, but it's a mindset. Some of our "fans" even go on this board and list a litany of reasons why South Carolina will NEVER be elite. That blows my mind. We have already shown that we can sustain excellence. The problem is that with each succeeding year, we raise our expectations, which is amazing to contemplate.
In so many ways, this college, this program, this team is already outperforming established "elite" teams. Can we continue to climb the ladder? With Ray at the helm and HBC calling the plays, I say ABSOLUTELY.