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Old 11-22-2013, 12:10 AM   #1
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COLUMBIA — In hindsight, logic wasn’t exactly oozing from the student section at Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday night.
Fans had a reason to be upset. It looked like South Carolina receiver Shaq Roland had a touchdown on the previous play, but refs ruled the sophomore didn’t have possession before falling out of bounds. Roland was held on the play, but no penalty was called.


The anger was instant, spewing from the north end zone as students hurled trash onto the field and, as it happened, in the direction of kicker Elliott Fry. With USC trailing Florida by one point in the fourth quarter, the freshman prepared for a 22-yard field goal that could give his team its first lead of the game.
The commotion could challenge any kicker’s concentration. Fry blocked it out.
“I thought they called a timeout,” Fry said of the delay before his kick as trash was cleared behind the goal post. “You just don’t really pay attention to that. You just focus on making the kick.”
Fry made that kick, and four others Saturday. He accounted for 13 of USC’s 19 points against the Gators, including two fourth-quarter field goals that were the difference on the scoreboard. It was good enough to be named SEC Freshman of the Week on Monday.
His four field goals were a lifetime high. Even in high school, Fry said he never had that many in one game. They were so critical to USC’s win, coach Steve Spurrier didn’t mind excusing Fry’s lone miss from 38 yards.
“Four out of five is not bad. Nobody yelled at him. Nobody said, ‘You idiot, what are you doing?’” Spurrier said on his coach’s show this week. “Elliott’s an excellent kicker. He’s still a walk-on. We’re going to try to get him on scholarship as soon as we can in January, which we should. But he was a big reason we won the game tonight.”
Fry’s mother, Jennifer Withrow, told The Post and Courier through a text message Monday she hadn’t heard of an impending scholarship. Her son has proven he’s worthy to shed the walk-on label.
Fry has made 14 of 17 field goals this season, the second-most makes and attempts in the SEC. He has scored 78 points, tied for fifth in the SEC with LSU running back Jeremy Hill. Fry ranks fifth among SEC kickers in scoring.
A native of Frisco, Texas, Fry picked a good time to have the game of his life. His family was in the stands Saturday night, and they brought a special visitor.
Thompson Moore is a fourth-grade student at Prince of Peace Christian, where Fry went to school. Fry met Moore two years ago after he was diagnosed with Type I diabetes, a disease Fry was also diagnosed with when he was in second grade.
Fry sent two tickets to the Florida game to Thompson and his father, Patrick. They sat with Fry’s family in the section reserved for players’ relatives in the lower level between the 40-yard lines.

“Great atmosphere!!” Patrick Moore texted before kickoff Saturday night.
“I got to say hi to Thompson before the game,” Fry said afterward. “He stayed at the same hotel as us. That was pretty cool having him there and being able to witness all that stuff in person with good seats and everything.”
First off, that's awesome that he is mentoring a kid and showing him what you can over come and succeed in spite of. Secondly, our players stay in hotels when we have home games?!? Seriously?
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Old 11-22-2013, 12:17 AM   #2
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We can't yell at kicker that only missed two or three FGs all year. We have low expectations when we line up for FGs.
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Old 11-22-2013, 12:25 AM   #3
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Anyone know why the team stays in a hotel when we have home games? Really too hard to get them all together when they live in the dorms?
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Old 11-22-2013, 12:53 AM   #4
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Anyone know why the team stays in a hotel when we have home games? Really too hard to get them all together when they live in the dorms?
Keeps them from getting into trouble the night before
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Old 11-22-2013, 08:53 AM   #5
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Anyone know why the team stays in a hotel when we have home games? Really too hard to get them all together when they live in the dorms?
It's pretty common for all teams and it minimizes distractions before gameday.
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Anyone know why the team stays in a hotel when we have home games? Really too hard to get them all together when they live in the dorms?
Yes I do. It does several things including assuring all players are present at position/team meetings/team meal the night before and morning of the game. Plus they can control curfew by doing room checks (remember Garcia got caught!) and ride together to the stadium. Otherwise, players who live either in random dorms around campus or off-campus housing are completely on their own and doing who knows what, might miss an alarm and get to the stadium in time etc.

Another aspect of this practice is that it provides game day consistency whether at home or on the road. Staying in a hotel environment, all the day before and game day patterns are exactly the same. This has been a very long tradition at USC and elsewhere. When I was there the team stayed at the Tremont Hotel on Knox Abbott. They later moved to the Sheraton on Bush River.

Trust me, it's money well-spent to make sure everyone's there, rested and ready. Otherwise, some would be in Five Points, playing xbox, staying up late, missing important preparatory meetings/meals and the bus! Such is the nature of most college kids!
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Old 11-22-2013, 10:16 AM   #7
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"Small Fry" is "Big Fry" in my book!
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Old 11-22-2013, 10:48 AM   #8
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Anyone know why the team stays in a hotel when we have home games? Really too hard to get them all together when they live in the dorms?
Just about every team does that.
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They also typically go see a movie the night before as a team .. Typically the only ones who actually stay in the hotel are the usual travel squad with a few more players ... There are some walk-ons and scout team players they may dress for the home game but do not actually stay in the team hotel they just have to report to the stadium by a certain time... This is all pretty much standard practice for all teams at this level.... But this a cool story I hope fry can continue being successful and even improve as he gets bigger and strong .. Will be good to have consistency in the kicking game for a solid 4 years
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Old 11-22-2013, 02:02 PM   #10
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Elliott deserves a scholarship more than anyone. The guy is the real deal. I can see him breaking some records while at USC.
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Fry is more popular than Spurrier right now
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The team has been staying in a hotel for home games for at least 20 years that I know of... I am sure longer. Pretty much every team does this for the reasons others cited above.
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