Letter: Mr. “FITS Over-Hyped The Gamecocks” Is Back
In August, I wrote you a little concerned that you were over-hyping the Gamecock football program for the 2013 season.
As you may recall, I predicted BEFORE THE SEASON BEGAN that the Gamecocks would go 7-5 because the defense would not be that good – and you placed my letter on your website.
As always, the comments section was full of naysayers, laughing at my prediction and claiming it was impossible and that I could not be a South Carolina fan or graduate of USC. In fact some of the comments suggested I was a Clemson homer disguising myself as a South Carolina alum.
I was hoping my prediction would be wrong. I would have loved for the Gamecocks to finish 12-0 but following the program for 35 years I don’t buy into hype, I buy into the painful truth.
If the Gamecocks drop two of three on the road then come home to face Florida, Mississippi State and Clemson, 7-5 will be fact not fiction. By the way, my prediction was preseason; your predictions are week-to-week. You have the luxury week-to-week to know about injury reports and all the drama.
Additionally, concerning Jadeveon Clowney, D.J. Swearinger was the heart of the USC defense last year, but Clowney got all the hype.
Still a lot of football to be played, man … still a lot of football to be played.
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