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Sunday, November 12, 2006

Heartbreaker

Five losses.

All to Top 20 teams. Four of them by a touchdown or less. Three on tipped passes. And one of them - today's emotionally-draining 17-16 loss to No. 5 Florida in "The Swamp" - by a fingertip.

South Carolina's 2006 football season would appear at first blush to resemble the history of the program - the definition of mediocrity.

Closer inspection, however, reveals a team that is playing on the same level (if not better) than the finest teams in the finest conference in all of college football.

Gamecock football is at long last making the leap to competitiveness in the upper echelon of the Southeastern Conference, and head coach Steve Spurrier is just getting started.

Keep your chins up, Gamecock fans ...

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder what No. 1 Ohio State and No. 2 Michigan would say about that finest conference stuff?

10:20 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wholeheartedly agree. Yesterday was heartbreaking but soon after the game I reached the same conclusion you have reached. The USC Gamecocks are on the rise and will soon be an SEC power to be dealt with regularly.

10:35 AM

 
Blogger faithinsound said...

No. 1 Ohio State and No. 2 Michigan would say - if they were honest - that the Big Ten is overrated and that the SEC is by far and away the best conference in football.

Perhaps Anon #1 forgets what happened the last two times the Buckeyes tangled with South Carolina on the gridiron?

And that was pre-Spurrier, baby.

4:09 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I seem to recall that the Buckeyes have won a national championship since they last tangled with South Carolina.

5:49 PM

 
Blogger Frank said...

Another loss, another moral victory. Sometimes I wonder if the chicken curse really exists.

8:09 PM

 

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