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Tajh Boyd: Staying At Clemson

TIGERS’ STAR QUARTERBACK WILL RETURN FOR SENIOR SEASON, FOREGO 2013 NFL DRAFT Clemson University quarterback Tajh Boyd – who had the game of his career in last month’s Chick-fil-A bowl win over No. 8 LSU – will return to Tigertown for his senior season. The 6-foot-1, 225-pound rising senior thought…

TIGERS’ STAR QUARTERBACK WILL RETURN FOR SENIOR SEASON, FOREGO 2013 NFL DRAFT

Clemson University quarterback Tajh Boyd – who had the game of his career in last month’s Chick-fil-A bowl win over No. 8 LSU – will return to Tigertown for his senior season.

The 6-foot-1, 225-pound rising senior thought about entering the 2013 NFL draft – and would have likely been among the top five or six quarterbacks selected had he decided to jump to the next level. As it stands, he will enter the 2013 season as one of two legitimate Heisman Trophy candidates playing at South Carolina schools (the other being 2012 National Player of the Year Jadeveon Clowney of the University of South Carolina).

Boyd has thrown for 8,053 yards and 73 touchdowns at Clemson – where he has started at quarterback for the last two seasons under offensive coordinator Chad Morris. Boyd has also rushed for 765 yards and another sixteen touchdowns.

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This website has been critical of Boyd’s gaudy numbers in the past – arguing that he put them up against inferior Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) opponents. In fact Boyd has been held completely in check all three times he’s faced off against the stringent University of South Carolina defense.

Of course Boyd’s gritty, clutch performance against LSU made us eat some of our words.

“Against a national championship caliber team, Boyd turned in the best – and gutsiest performance of his career,” we wrote. “And while there are plenty of question marks surrounding the ability of the ACC to compete against other conferences (particularly the powerful SEC), Clemson emphatically answered its critics by knocking off one of the SEC’s elite programs.”

The only thing Boyd has left to prove at the college level? That he can beat the Gamecocks …

Boyd will begin his Heisman Trophy campaign on August 31, 2013 at Death Valley in Clemson, S.C. – going up against the University of Georgia and its own Heisman Trophy candidate, quarterback Aaron Murray.

UPDATE: That didn’t take long …

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65 comments

Carl Spackler January 9, 2013 at 2:51 pm

Guns going.
Liberals reproducing.
Boyd staying.

BigT is having a bad bad day

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not trying to defend Big T January 9, 2013 at 3:01 pm

But why would Boyd staying hurt him? As a Georgia fan it seems Clemson hasnt beaten USC with him, more than likely they wont next year either. If you read the posts going on the WIS page it seems Carolina fans are happier than Clemson fans about this.

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Original Good Old Boy January 9, 2013 at 3:30 pm

He’s 0-3 in games played against USC. 0-2 as a starter.

Boyd is an excellent college QB and perhaps the best to ever play at Clemson. But he’s still never beaten USC.

My only real disappointment is that Clowney won’t get a chance to smash Chad Kelly a few times.

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Ben Dover January 9, 2013 at 3:20 pm

Bad news for Duke, BC, Wake and all the slow white d-backs in the ACC.

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CNSYD January 9, 2013 at 3:32 pm

how about those slow DBs at LSU. How did they do?

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Original Good Old Boy January 9, 2013 at 3:39 pm

Not to take anything away from Clemson’s win, but LSU’s DBs are relatively slower compared to many others in the SEC. They are known for being big and physical, but not necessarily for being fast.

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CNSYD January 9, 2013 at 3:48 pm

OGOB,

Per the CBS Sports NFL draft site, the 35th and 95th players (means at any position) that will be taken are DBs from LSU. I guess they are slow.

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Original Good Old Boy January 9, 2013 at 5:49 pm

I never said they were slow, just *relatively* slower. Please read again, this time slower. Also, most teams play five DBs against passing teams. So 2 of 5 are pro prospects. Maybe the problem was with the other 2 or 3.

Regardless, our DBs were quicker, faster, or whatever. Either that or they just had better coverage skills because the receivers that were open against LSU were not so open against USC.

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Grateful Cock January 10, 2013 at 9:30 am

Or they might have been open, but with Clowney chasing him down he had a little more to think about.

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Original Good Old Boy January 10, 2013 at 11:31 am

We had several coverage sacks in that game. And we picked off Tajh three times, one of which was erased on a BS pass interference call.

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2 cents January 9, 2013 at 3:30 pm

# 1 He’ll be the 1st 4 year quarterback at ClemSux that never beat Carolina.

# 2 Mr. Clowney will be glad to see him again, and again, and again.

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BradWarthenSucks January 9, 2013 at 5:44 pm

Unless he finally gets caught smoking dope. The guy probably smokes more in a week than Garcia did in a semester.

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A Humble Chef January 10, 2013 at 9:59 am

^^^^^^ He be trolling, hating……

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toyota kawaski January 10, 2013 at 3:38 pm

just add cock at the end

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BigT January 9, 2013 at 3:33 pm

Duh….

Clemson is like a Roach Motel…you can check out anytime you want…but you cannot leave, ’til they tell you they are done w/ you…

Clemson and Dabo own this kid. He stays til they say go…

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Silvio Dante January 9, 2013 at 4:15 pm

Welcome Back Tajh!

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BigT January 9, 2013 at 4:27 pm

In a related story:

Clemson officials had held back video from Boyd of ‘THE HIT.’
“Ain’t no reason for Tajh to see such as that,” Head Coach Dabo Swinney said when asked why he withheld images of the terrifying collison. THE HIT, that has instantly become a part of football folklore, turned the Outback Bowl in USC’s favor and caused three QBs and four RBs, who would face JD Clowney to declare for the NFL. Five of the seven were either freshmen or sophmores, but said it did not matter. They said they’d quit football before risking being “CLOWNEYED.”
“They’ve all said Tajh is stupid to come back and risk being permanently disabled by JD, but it ain’t stupid at all. I just lied to that dumb some beech,” Swinney said with a laugh. “If Tajh leaves, we fall apart. So far I’ve managed to hold this thing together. So Duke, Wake and Maryland better watch out. Here we come. We great. We National Champions.”

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junior justice January 9, 2013 at 4:57 pm

Good One!

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coolhandluke January 9, 2013 at 4:57 pm

Dey gonna mis the dude who baptised himself in a barrel on de practice field (nuk, dem tiggers yell) more dan dey wud the “tajh” as dey call’im. de boy, sammy, may or may not be sober? But tat any rate, the “Tajh’, over de three (3) yeahs dare, has only completed 32 passes agin dem mighty cocks while he be git sacked 14 times, repeat dat, 14 times by de cocks and 4.5 times in one game by the superman, CLOWNEY, the consensus All-American and National Player of the Year. Bet dat boy dabba-doo is bawling like a tiny baby oer the fac that dat boy “Tajh” is spurning the big boy, NFL, oer a higher IPTAY booster salary dare and coming back. FEAR THE THUMB, dabba-dabba-do.

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Mike Traynor January 9, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Dabo welcomes back his national championship quarterback. Hunh? No national championship? Well what did Dabo say after the last game?

Wait OK, so Dabo welcomes back his ACC Championship team’s quarterback. Florida State? OK

SO, Dabo welcomes back his Heisman trophy winning quarterback. What? But he did the Heisman pose after the 1st touchdown against South Carolina. No?

OK, Dabo welcomes back his quarterback who has consistently beaten arch rival, South Carolina. Hunh?

Never mind.

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Jeffy01 January 9, 2013 at 6:06 pm

Vs going to the nfl and being exposed as a fraud….I’d stay too. Good choice.

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Thomas January 9, 2013 at 6:15 pm

I want to get something off me. I looked at the black players on the great Alabama team. Not all of them are NFL caliber. However, they work very hard on and off the field to bring championships to Alabama? Alabama? I do not see them boycotting Alabama football despite the civil rights history in Alabama.

I want to know that the Florida loss in 2012 was not a “we will not bring home any championships to South Carolina because of the NAACP boycott over the flag issue” statement from black players. The Florida game looked like it was thrown. SC deserves a National Championship because the talented players can win the National Championship. If any player has held back over politics…look at Alabama. Think those players care about the NAACP?

Also, I think Lattimore should take the medical red shirt next season, Clowney should play his senior season, and together with QB Thompson, get a National Championship for your team, school, and state in 2014.

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Original Good Ole Boy January 9, 2013 at 7:12 pm

Say what?

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CNSYD January 9, 2013 at 7:28 pm

Thomas has himself some strong stuff this evening.

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Thomas January 9, 2013 at 11:16 pm

I am drug and alcohol free. Recall:
“Basically we’re saying, ‘Here, Florida. We don’t want to win. You can have this fumble, you can have this fumble, you can have this fumble,’” Spurrier said.
“One thing we must do is find the guys that really want to play for South Carolina,” he said. “We can’t watch the guys that are playing right now. We can’t watch the guys that are laying it on the ground.”
Something happened at that game and I just gave my opinion. K?

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Original Good Old Boy January 10, 2013 at 11:34 am

Yeah, something happened in that game, and it’s called turnovers. It’s pretty far out there to assume they threw the game over some stupid political statement.

If that was the case, why didn’t they throw the game against Michigan — one of those northern “progressive” states.

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toyota kawaski January 10, 2013 at 3:46 pm

Thoms lay of “that shit”

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Tiger fan all in all the time January 10, 2013 at 2:09 am

Y are USC fans here posting about Clemson once again stop talking about or to Clemson fans it does make my day to know the enemy worries more about Clemson than the tigers fan

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2 cents January 10, 2013 at 8:57 am

Tater

We want one more shot at him. We’re not finished busting his ass. He couldn’t beat USC in Clemsux during his best season, how do you think he is going to do at Williams Brice in November? Carolina fans couldn’t be happier that he is returning. He can’t beat us, he won’t win the Heisman and he sure as hell won’t be a national champion.

Carolina fans are all over this because we have bragging rights.

Now go away. Tiger droppings needs you.

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Original Good Old Boy January 10, 2013 at 11:36 am

Does this make your day: “Four in a row.”

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Tiger fan all in all the time January 10, 2013 at 2:11 am

Why are there my USC fans worried about what Clemson dose and our players! But I have to say it makes me all worm and tingly that they can’t get them tigers out if their minds lol GO TIGERS!

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2 cents January 10, 2013 at 6:31 am

No fruit sucks like the orange.

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BigT January 10, 2013 at 7:02 am

Because I think Clemson, and what it represents w/ Dabo,
Brad Scott and all, is a disgrace to college football..

Add to that: the STUPIDITY of the media (see FITS) where Clemson is concerned, and you HAVE TO HATE Clemson…or you’re Effed Up….

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Pot Kettle January 10, 2013 at 8:26 am

Obviously you have never been in this area of fits before, but you Tater fans post just as much, if not more, than Gamecock fans on post for Gamecocks, so before you go spilling any of that bullshit actually speak the truth or admit you have no clue what you are talking about. Just go back and read the past stories about USC and see how long it took a tiger to comment. Sometimes they were the 1st ones. Looks as if you must get “ all warm and tingly” that Clemsux is so worried about not being able to beat The Gamecocks anymore and must post BS like that. Pot meet the kettle you idiot. LOL Go Gamecocks!!

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coolhandluke January 10, 2013 at 8:25 am

You think USC’s Connor Shaw will hold a press conference soon to announce that he’s returning for his senior year? Afterall, he has had more success than CU’s Tajh Boyd over his career. Probably been much more successful if not for the shoulder and foot injuries.

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Pot Kettle January 10, 2013 at 8:28 am

careful, delusional and orange and purple blinded Taters will think that post means you are worried about them, yet will post as much if not more on a Gamecock page then act like they don’t. They must really enjoy rolling up that cow dung up there and smoking it.

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CNSYD January 10, 2013 at 8:29 am

Woulda, coulda, shoulda

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Pot Kettle January 10, 2013 at 8:35 am

Wow, you dont watch Dabo rant after a loss do you? what about after the season that didnt turn out the way he wanted. “We were just one play here, or one play there away from winning the title, or beating the Gamecocks”. Or “if so and so catches that ball its a different game”. Its funny becuase “Woulda, coulda, shoulda” is Dabo’s go to excuse and you tried to use it to put down a Gamecock.

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Silvio Dante January 10, 2013 at 9:05 am

Woulda, coulda, shoulda, is right CNSYD. Boyd can take his big numbers and parlay that into some NFL money…wear his Eat Mor Chikin swag around town.

Connor Shaw? No Heisman posters for him, but a team player. He knew a back-up was enough to beat the Tigers. In fact, he told Dylan Thompson to take the night off because Seth Strickland could just have easily won the game.

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Thomas January 10, 2013 at 10:14 am

Connor is going to get that SEC Championship ring next season then in the second round to the Chicago Bears.

One of the all time, if not the best QB in SC history.

You the man, Connor!

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Original Good Old Boy January 10, 2013 at 11:38 am

I love Connor, but an NFL QB he is not.

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Original Good Old Boy January 10, 2013 at 11:38 am

Dylan, on the other hand, will get a shot due to his size, decent arm strength and athletic ability, and quick release.

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Pot Kettle January 10, 2013 at 8:31 am

I notice that “Tiger fan all in all the time” didnt say anything to the Georgia bulldog fan in one of the 1st posts on this story. I guess he folded that time huh? so much for all in.

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2 cents January 10, 2013 at 8:59 am

Early 2013 Prediction

Jack Leggett & Dabo will both be replaced this year. Jack because he can’t win the big one, and Dabo because he can’t beat USC.

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CNSYD January 10, 2013 at 9:34 am

2 cents=Big T as this is his prediction every year.

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Gamecock Hall of Fame January 10, 2013 at 9:15 am

Rivalry aside momentarily, TB seems to be a good student athlete who is representing his team well. Congrats to the Tigers for getting him another year.

On another note, you better have those trainers double-check that chin strap…

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JBarker January 10, 2013 at 9:20 am

Don’t make a big fuss over the posters, we just updated the ones we had for CJ Spiller. He didn’t win, which shocked us because we had those posters in every 7-11 in Pickens AND Anderson Counties.

Just got off the phone with Harry Pastides, and although I complain about him alot, I must say I admire his offer to pay for Boyd’s scholarship this year. Says Spurrier, Tanner, and it’s the least they can do!

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tiger fan all in all the time January 10, 2013 at 1:48 pm

TO POT KETTLE
I don’t dislike George bc their fans do not stalk all tiger pages, feeds, or anything else Clemson and number one and even if they did the desire to dislike a COOT is srtonger number two. Number three I have been and will always be a TIGER FAN YOU COOT. If the Lamecocks would worry more about their own football team, program MAYBE yall could won your precious SEC championship that has some how just been out of reach (LOL). And yes yes yes yall beat us but focus on winning something that u get notarized for. By the way glad to know the CLEMSON TIGERS ARE ON YOUR MIND and thank you for talking more about us than you do your on LAMECOCK TEAM! (sorry I did not use the numbers for u hope it was not to confusing)

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2 cents January 10, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Thanks for admitting that we beat ya’ll. Acceptance is only one part of healing.

One for the thumb, horsejacker.

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tiger fan all in all the time January 10, 2013 at 2:47 pm

yes yall did and fuck the thumb we have had both arms in yall ass for over 100 years 4 wins in a row dont mean nothing we still own yall bitches!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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2 cents January 10, 2013 at 3:28 pm

It don’t mean nothing. Come on now. I know it hurts. Can’t brag at work, can’t brag anywhere. Can’t fly your little orange flag. The only thing you can do is wait until November and hope, I said hope, that you can turn things around. On top of that you’ll be in our back yard. Come on down. We’ll be easy to find. Didn’t I hear Dabo just last year say that all of that (old history) meant nothing? You’re only as good as your last game (against us). You haven’t beat us in, oh, about 1500 days or so. How does it feel, loser? Where’s your orange flag now? Rolled up in the truck of your car?

The only ass you’ve had your arm in is in Pickens County. Your prom date. And if you want to see a bitch, look in the mirror.

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tiger fan all in all the time January 10, 2013 at 3:35 pm

We will never hide from Lamecocks and im coming on down to in yall juck yard to watch the game and our flags will be flying high in the sky over that dump you call a stadium and now history dont matter shut and make sure you are ready for NOV and yes u are MY BITCH LOL poor poor coot get the fuck out of hear!

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Pot Kettle January 10, 2013 at 3:36 pm

you dont own shit anymore you little bitch, we took it from your gay punk ass, and with your sissy head cheerleading coach dabo you aint ever going to get it back. while you keep thinking about the past you blow in the future. yes I know blowing each other in the locker room is about as much fun as the Tigers get to have now. suck on that you loser!!!!! I guess the only question that is on the tiger acceptance letter for football players is spit or swallow.

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tiger fan all in all the time January 10, 2013 at 3:41 pm

Y so mad Coot does he truth hurt and I do know what I am talking about lol the history does speak for it self we have owned you your ASS and will remain to own your ass for another 100 wears win something then you may speak so until then SHUT BITCH SWALLOW!!!!!!!!!!

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Pot Kettle January 10, 2013 at 3:54 pm

so you are saying you do swallow? I figured you would. lol whats da matta little putty tat? Cant win anymore so you get all mad bring up ancient history and try to act bad? Finally win again then come back. here y little bitch, you need some mouth wash.

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tiger fan all in all the time January 10, 2013 at 4:37 pm

calling me a bitch or a pussy will make the LAMCOCKS better than us or anybody else for that matter 65-41-4 remember that yall have beaten us 4 times and for some reason yall think are great but at the end of the day YOUR NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And did you forget dumb ass we have the same record this year sorry forgot you’re a coot it is hard to understand what the same means so here is the dentition for you. (SAME= Adjective
Identical; not different; unchanged.
Pronoun
The same thing as something previously mentioned.) Now he lamecocks are not better than us bc we have the SAME record DUMBASS!!!!!!!

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Pot Kettle January 10, 2013 at 5:45 pm

you really are stupid arent you. the same record? wow who did you beat? 1 team all year that wasnt a JV squad. Even ESPN ranks your creampuff conference with a score of 52% look at the 4 teams we beat that were ranked. and oh yeah WE BEAT YOU hense better. nuff said dumbass. I read one of you idiot taters claim you were better becuase LSU beat the gamecocks and you beat lsu, but if you go that path it comes right back to us being better. vandy beat NC state, NC state beat FSU, FSU beat you therefor vandy beat is better than you and we beat vandy therefor we are better than you. wait WE BEAT YOU and are better. all you got is history so your little crybaby bitch ass goes back to it. you cant win NOW. We are better NOW which is proven by the fact that WE BEAT YOUR ASS THIS YEAR and last year and the year before and the year before that and will win next year too. tell you what little cupcake, go back to your history 102 class at TaterU called “back when we wuz good” and tell me how that is working for you now. It comes after history 101 which is about the american revolution. you know that right? It was all about how England used to be the shit, but they arent anymore because someone who wasnt before over took them. S Sounds like Clemsux and England have alot in common. They both suck now, and they all seem to be sissys too. Nice try sweetpea. Come back when you fianlly win again as you are no match tinkerbell.

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tiger fan all in all the time January 10, 2013 at 6:35 pm

Guess I hit a never with the big bad LAMECOCK and he i\is mad lol we still own u bitch we own this state deal with it. sleep well BITCH good bye!

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Pot Kettle January 10, 2013 at 6:51 pm

not made at all, just laughing at being better than your little baby bitch ass, and you know it. I have been laughing at you this whole time because you know the Gamecocks to be a better team now. The truth sucks but look at it this way. You can bring out that outfit you have hidden in that closet with you and joing Dabo and all the other pretty girls on the sidelines when you bitch ass gets owned again. BYE BYE BITCH

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Pot Kettle January 10, 2013 at 3:37 pm

pussy

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2 cents January 10, 2013 at 4:34 pm

You da man. Go Cocks. Thanks for watching my back. I was starting to worry about this punk ass tiger fan. Especially when he started talking about arms and ass. I bet he has a real sweet cow and you just have to know that she is already stump broke.

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Pot Kettle January 11, 2013 at 10:04 am

No problem. Its too funny getting a tater like that all fired up. They always accuse you of getting mad when you are just laughing and pointing out how dumb they sound. This guy took the cake for dumbest ever on here. I was having fun. Go Gamecocks

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VoiceofReason January 12, 2013 at 9:29 am

He is just another uneducated thug that probably got paid to stay so he could buy more pot.

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tiger fan all in all the time January 13, 2013 at 9:36 am

Someone finally explained to me the it doesnt matter that we had the same record. We lost this yer and that trumps having the same record. I guess I really am an idiot sorry to waste everyones time

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jeffy01 January 14, 2013 at 11:44 am

27-17

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