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Old 05-18-2014, 04:57 PM   #61
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I have always believed all of our best players should get recognized with a statue. Marcus gave everything for Carolina football and when he's passed away we will need something to remember him. We should put it in the horseshoe area on campus. Then put one for Coach Spurrier. They could go in the same area. The time has come.
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:18 AM   #62
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I'm as big a Gamecock fan and Marcus Lattimore fan as you'll find. With that said; there is no way we should erect a statue of him. He is a fantastic young man, judging that by everything I have heard him and other say. However, I think the points have been made that no statue is in order. When Spurrier wins the National Title, we put up a statue of him and name the field Spurrier Field. What Lattimore did is not blow us away with stats and figures; what he did can only be measured for years to come with sustained success of our program.
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Serious idea, have a garden of quotes from former players like Marcus. Do plaques with the quotes on them outside the stadium in a small plaza. That would be nice.
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Serious idea, have a garden of quotes from former players like Marcus. Do plaques with the quotes on them outside the stadium in a small plaza. That would be nice.
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Old 05-19-2014, 07:53 PM   #66
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This debate could go on and on what about Bruce Ellington, he did as much if not more than Lattimore he played TWO sports on a very high level and went about everything the right way never in trouble.
And what did he ever win?

We can't just go retiring numbers and giving out statues because Player X was a really nice guy or something. Lattimore has the best case to have his number retired, but he only played 1 full season as a Gamecock unfortunately.

Now if Spurrier wins a NC before he retires, then we should start the statue discussions.
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:29 PM   #67
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And what did he ever win?

We can't just go retiring numbers and giving out statues because Player X was a really nice guy or something. Lattimore has the best case to have his number retired, but he only played 1 full season as a Gamecock unfortunately.

Now if Spurrier wins a NC before he retires, then we should start the statue discussions.
I didn't say we should retire Bruce's number or jersey my point was the debate could feasibly go on for every single player, the point is when does this nonsense stop. The only people who deserve statues are those who won National Titles and since that is only three head coaches at USC those three have the right to make that claim , the only player in USC history who deserves a statue is Big George since he is the only Heisman Trophy winner. Look at Florida they have three statues and they all have one thing in common they are Heisman winners. Given Lattimore's on the field accomplishments, his name on the concourses is the proper respect, had he stayed healthy and had the career we all believe he could have had you can make the argument that his name could go on the 1 of the 4 Towers. If Tanner, Major, Frye or Rogers don't have statues, Lattimore clearly should not.
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:53 PM   #68
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:56 PM   #69
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SOS deserves one for sure !
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Old 05-19-2014, 09:18 PM   #70
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Default Re: Marcus Lattimore statue

Lattimore did more for the program outside of the games than he did in the games. He was a great culture carrier and if you want to honor him, do it by keeping that culture in the clubhouse. The connection he had with teammates, fans, opposing teams (remember TN players when he got hurt?) is nothing more than the reflection of respect he earned as a person due to his character. His tremendous work ethic drove others to be the best they could possibly be and should continue to be the benchmark of what it takes to be great. He never wanted the praise, always redirecting it to his teammates. They heard this and responded for him, this in itself helped bring the rest of the team up around him. Challenge the current and future players to carry this culture forward and great things will continue to happen for this team.
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Old 05-19-2014, 09:36 PM   #71
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Put this in bronze where the players enter the stadium. Rub Dabo's head before running on to the field

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Old 05-21-2014, 02:54 AM   #72
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLHW_fZ_tF4

This is Marcus' team mate Carlos Hyde from Ohio State. He is very similar in style to Marcus. He may be a step slower but slightly more powerful. He is a big bruiser type but he can make cuts.
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Old 05-21-2014, 06:23 AM   #73
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Our fans tend to get carried away sometimes. You erect statues when your program has reached a pinnacle, when a player essentially can't achieve a higher honor. Marcus Lattimore didn't change this program by himself. It was a collection of guys. What about DJ Swearinger? Did he not give his heart and soul to this program for 4 years? What about Connor Shaw? Is he not deserving of a statue?

If our program still continues winning like it is now we're gonna have a hell of a lot of good players. If you erect a statue for Lattimore, you're gonna have to keep erecting statues because great players are going to keep coming through the program.

Lattimore really has nothing tangible stat-wise that came with his career. If our grandkids 50 years from now see the Marcus statue and asks who he was what will you say? He was a great guy? He didn't set any major records, he didn't win a title, he didn't stay 4 years, and he didn't die tragically.
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There is a statute of Pat Tillman.

There is no statue of Marcus Lattimore.

There is a reason why.
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Does Big George have a statue? He at least won the Heisman.

Why do we need a statue when we can always see the real thing in his favorite spot (along with the Heisman)? Love Big George, but I always do get a chuckle out of him and his entourage at every game with his trophy.
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Statues are out of vogue. When the government oks a monument now it's usually some stupid design that makes sense to nobody with a price tag that is even more absurd.
Maybe if they would build The Lattimore Monument that is 400 feet tall in the shape of an Egyption obelisk then people would go for that. But then you'd have Lattimore trying to tell us adoring fans that he played football and never crossed the Deleware River during war time.
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If we don't have a statue for our Heisman trophy winner then we shouldn't have one for anybody else...yet

If you are talking about University as a whole, and not just athletics; Suggs is in a class by himself.

Dude has done more for USC than most University presidents.

Marcus was a game changer for the football program, and we all know that. But he doesn't deserve a statue.
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I have always believed all of our best players should get recognized with a statue. Marcus gave everything for Carolina football and when he's passed away we will need something to remember him. We should put it in the horseshoe area on campus. Then put one for Coach Spurrier. They could go in the same area. The time has come.
I hate to sound rude, but dont trash up the horseshoe with that. The horseshoe is natural beauty, athletic statues wouldnt fit
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