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Old 08-31-2013, 12:32 AM   #1
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Default Couldn't have had a better start the way I see it

Gamecock fans know that we often come out flat in the opener. Sloppy plays, false starts, miscommunication, missed assignments, etc. But after watching in the stands and rewatching the broadcast I have to say that I am super pleased and excited about this team. I went to bed being pissed about the criticism of Clowney and woke up thinking about it mostly because I knew that all of this hype would backfire- and in an unfair way.

On second thought, this is perfect. There was no real star last night- because we actually have a full TEAM, with depth at quarterback, wide receiver, running back, right end. Oh and a massive offensive line with a freshman center than didn't choke first game. On the other side of the ball we have a hardcore D line ( including several guys not named Clowney), a quick DB corps and a secondary that can cover. On top of that, our 100 pound walk-on kicker made two field goals and we didn't have any major mistakes on special teams ( other than putting Hampton out there at all- too valuable to be out there). Connor was the great game manager that he always is and Dylan stepped out for a moment of glory. I'm not saying we don't have kinks to work out, but that is expected.

Admittedly we all get frustrated with Coach because he calls such a vanilla game sometimes- but we all know that it is all by design so as not to show our cards to UGA.
The icing on the cake is the media turning on Clowney. There is no downside to that ( aside from it pissing me off). It will only be more motivation for him to prove them all wrong. And even if he doesn't have a monster game statistically, who cares? So long as he can occupy 2-3 players on their offense and they scheme around him, the rest of the ( team) defense will step up and make them pay. Win win! I just don't remember feeling this way after the first game. I gotta feeling this is gonna be a great year gamecocks!!
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Old 08-31-2013, 12:40 AM   #2
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Old 08-31-2013, 12:43 AM   #3
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Default Re: Couldn't have had a better start the way I see it

This is what I've been saying, too.

Except for the part about coach "not wanting to show UGA his cards." That is said every year and it's never made sense. Running the ball more because we were up and it was the smart thing to do? Yes. Trying to hide the same offensive plays that he's been running for the past 8 years? Not so much. :)
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Old 08-31-2013, 12:56 AM   #4
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True but somehow it has worked the last three years, so let's not jinx it!! Admittedly it was very frustrating being a fan in the oppressive heat last night.
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Old 08-31-2013, 01:02 AM   #5
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Maybe, we will be underestimated now.
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Default Re: Couldn't have had a better start the way I see it

I agree. Any complaints can be attributed to rust in an opening game.

There's the old adage that teams make the most improvement between the first and second game. The pluses of the first game outweigh the minuses. The minuses were just rust. The pluses are:

- Two very capable QB's.
- Two very capable RB's.
- Some new WR's stepping up.
- O-line is probably better than last year.
- Our D held them to fewer points than anyone they played last year. Gimmick offenses, i.e. ones that try to equalize the playing field against better talent, give even good defenses fits. A single touchdown and a single field goal isn't too shabby against a team that regularly scored 40. And while the ACC isn't the SEC, it's still more than Saint Martha's School of the Proverbially Challenged (which I think Texas A&M might have scheduled this year).

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Old 08-31-2013, 09:03 AM   #7
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Best opening game I have seen this team play in a long time. Remember Vandy? ECU - we were down by several scores.
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Best opening game I have seen this team play in a long time. Remember Vandy? ECU - we were down by several scores.
we tend to play very well at home. hopefully we can become a consistently great road team this year also.
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Old 08-31-2013, 11:05 AM   #9
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I think we will see UNC ranked by season's end. They're a better team than people think, and us beating them like we did makes people think we're average.
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Old 08-31-2013, 11:07 AM   #10
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Default Re: Couldn't have had a better start the way I see it

Given that we've been known to be kinda sloppy in openers, I was pleased. Comfortable lead with 17 points. We had a convincing lead..especially in the first quarter.

Yes, the D wasn't their best. Yes,we have to work out the kinks. But that's ok. Happens to every team. Still have 11 more weeks. Be glad that were 1-0!

Now lets focus on UGA!
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Old 08-31-2013, 12:04 PM   #11
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Default Re: Couldn't have had a better start the way I see it

I too, was very impressed with that game. Had the delay not occurred then I'm sure we would have added another score.
Offense was good. A little rust, but our best wr and te were out. It was nice, like the op said, to not have any to's and no wasted time outs, false starts, illegal formations, etc.... That tells me that our guys pay attention and want to play smart football. Their heads are in the right place.
The only negatives for me on o were shaw holding the ball and the line not being able to get the push they needed at times.
The defense played well for having to replace a lot of leadership and experience. Solid game, and looked like what we've grown accustomed to seeing the past few years. Clowney will be fine, and I think they will only get better as the season goes on.
I did not like giving up long 3rd and 4th dwn conversions. We need to get off the field, esp if its a long conversion. Also we seemed to give up some yards on inside runs but part of that could have been us being tired, or the d playing contain so those wr screens, etc wouldn't hurt us.
Special teams was solid. I do disagree that Hampton shouldn't return kicks. I mean, ace was the #1 wr last season and he did it. Point is, we all saw how valuable a good returner is to have. It is a game hanging position, why not have your best guy out there? Vic almost broke one the other night.
Anyway, it was a great game and unc was better than I expected. Like vandy last yr, this game will prove to be a quality win.
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Clowney is average, and out of shape now. I hope Georgia writes him off.
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I agree! Perfect? Far from it. Better? Most definitely!
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