Re: CAROLINA vs CLEMSON (Five Years Later)
The one BIG thing that has come out of the win streak, and is a REALLY
HUGE fly in the ointment for the Tiger fans when looking down the road:
We just dominated Clemson's best team they've put together since the
late 70s / early 80s. Talentwise, they were at a 40 year peak, and had
the athletes on that 2010-2013 class that were better (IMHO) than their
1980 class. ... Boyd, Hopkins, Watkins, Ford, A. Ellington, etc..... yet at
no point did that talent, speed and ability challenge the Gamecocks and
look like they were going to beat us. Our House, Their House ... made no
THAT is a BIG PLUS !
It shows not only how fast we've been able to assemble a team that has
both the talent AND the mental part of the game to take over the rivalry,
but proves that we've done it so quickly that we were not only able to
match them, WE'VE PASSED THEM AND PUT THEM IN THE REAR VIEW
2012 Was BIG for South Carolina in that streak. ... I really feel like that
was their best team EVER (at least in my lifetime). Speed, Skill, Athleticism...
they were LOADED... they were playing in their stadium, we went into the
game with a backup QB, RB and left Tackle. Clowney was about 80%
after dealing with a foot injury and we still controlled that game from
start to finish. That was proof to me that we had taken over and at that
point, I think our team now feels like we own the rivalry and can win
under any circumstances.