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Check Yourself, Dabo Swinney

This website has praised Clemson University’s football team when they deserved it – and there’s no doubt the Tigers’ thrilling 40-35 victory over No. 7 Ohio State in the 2014 Orange Bowl was a praiseworthy performance. Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd finished his record-setting college career in spectacular fashion – running and…

This website has praised Clemson University’s football team when they deserved it – and there’s no doubt the Tigers’ thrilling 40-35 victory over No. 7 Ohio State in the 2014 Orange Bowl was a praiseworthy performance.

Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd finished his record-setting college career in spectacular fashion – running and throwing the football – and wide receiver Sammy Watkins showed once again why he is among the most gifted players in the country at any position.  At any level.

Thanks to solid recruiting by head coach Dabo Swinney, Chad Morris’ always-electric offense and a vastly improved defense under second-year coordinator Brent Venables, Clemson is truly one of the nation’s elite programs – which is why it was so disappointing to see Swinney use the occasion of his team’s Orange Bowl victory to throw a not-so-subtle jab at his in-state rival, the University of South Carolina.

“We are the first team from the state of South Carolina to ever win a BCS game,” Swinney crowed after the Tigers big win.

Really, Dabo? Really?

We held our tongues in our write-up of the Orange Bowl out of respect to Boyd, Watkins and the rest of the Clemson team (who didn’t deserve to have their moment spoiled by a classless coach with an itching inferiority complex).

But not now …

If Dabo Swinney is going to try and score points against South Carolina via postseason trash talk (which we suppose is understandable seeing as his program can’t score points against the Gamecocks on the field), then it’s important to put his comment in context.

First and foremost, here’s the dirty little secret about that “prestigious” Bowl Championship Series bid Clemson received. As we noted in a previous column, Clemson didn’t earn its trip to Miami – that bid was handed to them because they play football in an inferior conference.

The ACC’s 2013-14 bowl record? 4-6.  The SEC’s? 7-2.

Next, before Swinney runs down the Gamecocks he might want to take a look at the schedule South Carolina played.  Five of USC’s 2013 opponents won bowl games this year – including two BCS victors.  Clemson defeated precisely one bowl champion – Syracuse (which is unranked and finished the year with a 7-6 record).

Then there’s simple rivalry arithmetic. Prior to Swinney’s arrival at Clemson, the Tigers flat out owned South Carolina.  In fact we famously referred to it as a “Rivalry in Name Only.”  Since then, though, Clemson has gone 1-5 against the Gamecocks – including five losses in a row.

Seriously Dabo, if you’re going to talk trash about a rival program it helps to beat them occasionally – something the Tigers haven’t done since before the Great Recession.  Or since Miley Cyrus was sixteen years old (and still going by the name of Hannah Montana).

And while Swinney likes to brag about winning 11 games in back-to-back seasons (a Clemson first), he should try doing it three times in a row like the Gamecocks have done – and do it against teams not named Wake Forest or Virginia.

Don’t get us wrong, this is a great time to be a Clemson fan – and a great time to be a football fan in the Palmetto State.  Both Clemson and South Carolina are clearly Top Ten programs churning out elite NFL talent – programs with bright futures ahead of them.  And trash talk is expected – and encouraged – in the rivalry.

But there’s such a thing as “room to talk,” and when it comes to running down the Gamecock program in an effort to artificially inflate his own team’s status (at a time when it was totally unnecessary to do so) – Dabo has no room.

Clemson’s dramatic, come-from-behind victory over Ohio State – like its big wins over Georgia and LSU – speaks for itself.  Unfortunately for Tiger fans, Dabo Swinney speaks for Clemson.

Pic: Travis Bell Photography

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669 comments

Fitsblues January 4, 2014 at 2:22 pm

You are a whiney little bitch, aren’t you?

It’s okay for Slurrier to take jabs, but when Dabo makes a valid point, you cry like rain.

Boo hoo.Sorry about your luck.

How does that extra 16 million bucks and BCS trophy look compared to your stupid “fear the thumb” t shirt?

Don’t hold a double standard and whine about Dabo when Slurturd makes constant childish reference to “that school in the upstate”.

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Trav January 4, 2014 at 2:29 pm

“16 million” split among your conference. IPTAY will have net loss paying for all the tickets… “BCS trophy” LMAO? what? Is that a title? You going to hang an Orange Bowl banner. Ill take the state trophy and our bowl trophy. Any bowl not called the National Title is just another game.

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I prefer jazz January 4, 2014 at 3:41 pm

Clemson fans just don’t get the fact that the money is split by the conference, and that in fact the SEC got the same from the Sugar bowl (and the last 7 BCS championship games). In fact the total pay out is higher this year for the sec with the bowls they were in over the acc’s and all of those “emerald nut bowls” or what ever they are called that are all played way back between Dec 23rd and December 18th when no one watches or goes with a pay out that so low it actually cost the school and conference money to send them. but keep thinking clemmy gets all of that $ dumdass

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YOU SUCK January 9, 2014 at 1:51 am

If you are not a player…then there is no we…there is no our…stop jerking off on your keyboard and fapping to a team you don’t play for…cum to your senses, and stop leaving a mess on the screen!

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JJ January 4, 2014 at 6:26 pm

Clemson didn’t make an additional 16 million. They only got about 6. When two teams from the same conference make BcS bowls they don’t both get the big payout. So they made about 1.5 million more for their conference than we did for ours. Besides it’s all goes to the conference then divided up between all the schools.

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Cush January 4, 2014 at 11:46 pm

But the Gamecocks don’t share their bowl revenue because that sort of thing doesn’t exist in the almighty SEC right? It’s your world right? We’re just living in it.

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Patty January 5, 2014 at 8:25 am

SEC was first with the idea of conference revenue sharing more than 2 decades ago. That’s a major reason for the SEC domination over the last decade.

Cush January 5, 2014 at 7:12 pm

No shit Sherlock.

YOU SUCK 2 January 9, 2014 at 1:52 am

If you are not a player…then there is no we…there is no our…stop jerking off on your keyboard and fapping to a team you don’t play for…cum to your senses, and stop leaving a mess on the screen!!

Elfego January 4, 2014 at 2:36 pm

What was Dabo’s valid point? Clemson is still the second best team in SC and their schedule like Ohio States does not compare to South Carolina’s.

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Robert Altman January 4, 2014 at 3:02 pm

yea, TN, which you lost to, UGA, which you lost to and Clemson beat, Kentucky which rarely wins a game, didn’t you guys play Wofford this year..vandybilt (really)…OK, I;ll give you that Missouri had a bad day and lost to you…Oh and good win over Coastal Carolina.

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well you played no one either January 4, 2014 at 3:13 pm

we beat 5 teams that will be ranked in the top 25 at the end of the year, not when they are over rated at the beginning or during actually finished in the top 25. kind of like Southern Cal last year being #1. Clem5on beat 1. So what ‘hard” schedule did you play and win against? again 5 win over teams that finish in the top 25 (vandy is winning big right now and will be the 5th) vs your just 1. You want to say you only lost 2 games to top 10 teams well we also beat 2 top 10 teams. STFU ass clown. factual numbers don’t lie.

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Rick David January 4, 2014 at 6:38 pm

The wins aren’t what doesn’t impress about South Carolina. It’s the awful, inexplicable tanking to inferior teams. Carolina’s two losses were awful, not only to a team Clemson put on a show against the previous week, but also to a Tennessee team that didn’t even make it to a bowl. Kind of hard not to snicker at that loss. And who said Carolina wouldn’t also finish Clemson’s schedule with two losses, considering they lost to UGA and probably wouldn’t of had a shot against FSU? At least Clemson lost to two descent teams, I can’t say the same for Carolina. Their wins are better, sure. But their losses are that much worse.

Lol get a grip January 4, 2014 at 7:37 pm

Dude, Clemson got massacred by WVU and USC did a whole hell of a lot more than “snicker”. High 5 bro! Clemson’s team is so scared of the Gamecocks that Boyd always tucks his head between his legs and kisses his ass goodbye after the 1st quarter. Oh, I can’t wait to watch the Ol’ Ball Coach piss all over Yabba Dabba Doooo again.

wiggles January 4, 2014 at 11:16 pm

I bet you’ve never even stepped foot on the campus of South Carolina and would have a difficult time finding Columbia on a map.

Rick David January 5, 2014 at 12:52 am

I’m from South Carolina and GTFO, I’ve been to plenty of games at Willy Brice and avoid Columbia at all costs. Awful city full of crime and traffic two hours away from the closest beach? No thanks.

wiggles January 5, 2014 at 11:14 am

The stadium isn’t on campus, a true fan would know that. You would never hear a Clemson fan make your comment about the Gem of Pickens County.

Rick David January 5, 2014 at 9:39 pm

I never said anything about the location of any stadium. So wtf are you talking about wiggles?

wiggles January 5, 2014 at 9:47 pm

My bad, meant to reply to get a grip.

Mike Steinhilper January 5, 2014 at 7:50 pm

Crime?

Rick David January 5, 2014 at 8:31 pm

Yes crime. Never been to Columbia, huh? Looking more like Spartenburgh everyday

Mike Steinhilper January 5, 2014 at 10:14 pm

Scared of the big city huh?

mark sebshe January 6, 2014 at 12:32 am

“Spartanburg”

Rick David January 5, 2014 at 12:40 am

You seem to have forgotten 2010 when usc jr. sniffed the taint of an SEC championship. Cam Newton pretty much did the Heisman stance for 40 mins en rout to a 56-17 Auburn asswhipping. That was a “first” for you, first team to take such an asswhipping like that in an SECCG. That is the biggest accomplishment of SOS’s tenure in Columbia. Why do you think he reminded everyone of the “state championship”? Hint : He didn’t even hold the trophy in the air when he received it. Its junk to him, it means nothing. Success to Spurrier is winning the SEC title, or a national title. South Carolina has yet to come even remotely close to playing for either title (2010 doesn’t count, over by second quarter). Beating Clemson is the only thing your team has accomplished.

stonebk January 5, 2014 at 7:06 am

you wrong we did play for a title the same year you metioned we played Alabama twice

stonebk January 5, 2014 at 7:06 am

the SEC title

Rick David January 5, 2014 at 12:48 pm

Now you are making shit up. In 2010 usc jr. beat Alabama in Willy Brice. They did NOT play Bama twice. They played Auburn and didn’t remotely compete in that game, getting their asses kicked 56-14. They then played FSU and lost again in the CFA bowl. Pull your head out of SOS’s ass.

cbh1961 January 5, 2014 at 4:33 pm

We beat you!!!

RW Goodwin January 6, 2014 at 2:20 am

And THAT team beat you! High 5!

Clem5on 5uck5 January 5, 2014 at 8:07 am

Hey Rick, when was the last time Clemson beat South Carolina? Serious question please do answer.

cbh1961 January 5, 2014 at 4:31 pm

We beat you!!

Charlie Cat January 5, 2014 at 9:44 pm

It’s the only win you need for the State Bowl Championship!! I would rather be selected for a bowl than have a handout by obligation to a conference.

RW Goodwin January 6, 2014 at 2:20 am

Wow! And THAT team beat you! High 5!

brigh January 4, 2014 at 7:52 pm

I would rather lose to Tennessee by a few than get embarrassed and blown out by FSU. Seriously? We beat 2 BCS championship teams and one team who was in the best bowl outside the BCS. Two teams won 12 games and 1 won 11. Not hating on Clemson but our schedule was much harder and played better football then yall. Dado just got a 8 year extension so that’s eight more years Carolina will be beating the shit out of Clemson.

Nick Belt January 5, 2014 at 12:33 am

if i remember correctly, Duke put up a better fight then Clem5on… so does that mean Duke is better then Clem5on. This whole Ten beating Gamecocks is funny bc its like ppl just expect them to play like shit bc they are not ranked. One thing i love about college football is that ANYONE can fucking win. Like the year that Carolina beat number 1 Alabama during the season, no one including Carolina fans saw that coming…. but did that make alabama inferior??? didnt think so.

GC11 January 5, 2014 at 6:52 pm

I saw it…lol I told EVERYBODY in the student section what was about to happen!

Charlie Cat January 5, 2014 at 9:33 pm

Please renew Dabos contract for 20 not 8 years. Hell with Dabo at the helm, good times will continue for the gamecocks.

Garnetandblack January 5, 2014 at 10:55 pm

Exactly! And not only did FSU blow up Clemson, but Clemson showed how overinflated their heads were with that bus ride around the stadium before the game.

Rick David January 6, 2014 at 2:07 pm

Participation ribbon awarded

Jeremy January 4, 2014 at 7:53 pm

beating georgia by is not putting on a show haha..that game could have gone either way..just like when USC played georgia

Jacob January 5, 2014 at 12:24 pm

A win’s a win. Not are fault we can contend with high ranked football teams unlike y’all. You got lucky with Missouri. They’ve done more work in the last two years they joined unlike y’all in the last 15 years! LOLLLL

cbh1961 January 5, 2014 at 4:43 pm

We beat you!!!!!!

RocketRodCub January 4, 2014 at 8:13 pm

Losing to an under rated opponent has historically been called “pulling a Clemson” if I recall right and I do.

wiggles January 4, 2014 at 10:49 pm

I guess pulling a Carolina would be losing 21 games in a row then.

Tom January 5, 2014 at 12:36 pm

typical Clem5on…always! living in the past! Still rocking that ’81 championship right?? TURN THE PAGE already.

Claude Smoote January 5, 2014 at 12:41 pm

And like most USuCk fans I’m sure you have no affiliation with the school other than the camouflage hat and window flag you bought from the Walmart in West Columbia.

cbh1961 January 5, 2014 at 4:36 pm

Yeah, right dumbass! You might want to check those numbers on Clem’s son fans who actually went to school there or donate any money before you talk about USC and how many of us went to school at THE University o South Carolina!

Claude Smoote January 5, 2014 at 5:15 pm

You mean The university that people go to when they can’t get into Clemson? You got me on that one, I’ll wave to you on I 26 when I see your Cutlas proudly waving it’s window flag.

RW Goodwin January 6, 2014 at 2:24 am

The Univer5ity that beat you! High 5! And 5ince U5C was founded before Clem5on – I doubt it…

Open-minded Black girl January 5, 2014 at 11:04 pm

Really? Lmfao! I don’t recall camo being popular when I attended the University of South Carolina. Perhaps you have that confused with Podunk town Clemson where cow-tipping is a favorite pastime. Next time try being a little less of a prejudice, narrow-minded fool!

Rick David January 5, 2014 at 8:44 pm

Still rocking the only conference title in school history? Oh it says ” ACC” and isis still the only banner flying in Willy Brice? Still bragging about the George “Cocain train” Rogers 8-5 Heisman winning campaign from 1984? Oh ok. Weird how that works….

wiggles January 5, 2014 at 9:51 pm

Rick, don’t forget about that Southern Conference Championship back in ’33!

j January 5, 2014 at 9:34 pm

You talking about winning right now is the past dipshit

cbh1961 January 5, 2014 at 4:33 pm

We beat you!!!!

Ryan January 4, 2014 at 8:24 pm

Yet Clemson still got spanked by Carolina

YourLogicAmusesMe January 4, 2014 at 9:16 pm

Interesting opinion, Rick. What’s interesting is that one of those “decent” teams that Clemson lost to is a team that “doesn’t impress” you.

Rick David January 4, 2014 at 10:15 pm

It doesn’t impress me to the point to where South Carolina fans could talk shit is the point I’m getting at. For as bad as that loss was to FSU, it wasn’t as bad as loss to a non bowl qualifying Tennesse team.

brigh January 5, 2014 at 12:04 am

Ha yall got embarrassed on national TV by losing at home by 37 (same a mount of points you lost to wvu in the orange bowl 2 years ago) No team in the country would have beatin SC by 37 points. Especially a team we thought we would/could beat. We are still better than Clemson BCS champs, CFU BCS champs and Missouri cotton bowl and sec east champs. South Carolina is better than Clemson and had been the last half decade. So quite making excuses for that and except your the #2 team in south Carolina.

Lamecocks Suck January 5, 2014 at 12:20 pm

Clemson has embarrased y’all your trash hole you call William Brice 63-17 score. Get your facts straight faggot.

mark sebshe January 5, 2014 at 6:50 pm

Damn! A hit dog sure will holler now won’t he!

Mike Steinhilper January 5, 2014 at 7:53 pm

Hahaha

Lamecocks Suck January 5, 2014 at 12:22 pm

Clemson has even 45-0 Carolina an you say y’all protect your house? Kiss my ass with your pathetic ass excuse for a football team.

Rick David April 22, 2014 at 6:03 am

“no team in the country would have beatin (sic) SC by 37 points” You are exactly right. Auburn tapped that ass by 39 in the only game played that Saturday.

YourLogicAmusesMe January 5, 2014 at 12:10 am

I don’t know, Rick, a 51-14 loss as home seems pretty bad to me regardless of the opponent. I’m pretty sure this article is all about someone talking shit undeservingly. If I recall correctly, Carolina has won those bragging rights for the last five years.

Jacob January 5, 2014 at 12:28 pm

Yeah an 63-17 loss for y’all at William Brice is pretty bad too. Carolina has been embarrassed by Clemson countless times.

lets all remember January 5, 2014 at 3:55 pm

And Carolina also embarrassed clem50n 56-20. what does that mean? nothing it was in the past. go back to your history class tater, Gamecocks own you now!!!!!!!!!!! high 5

Rick David April 22, 2014 at 6:05 am

Wow, only had to go back to 1975 to find that gem. Bet you can’t name the coach or a single player from that team.

cbh1961 January 5, 2014 at 4:40 pm

We beat you!!!!!

Living in the present January 7, 2014 at 1:48 am

You know, Jacob, you’re absolutely right. That was an embarrassing loss. Good thing it was 10 years ago and means nothing now.

Robert Gardner January 5, 2014 at 10:10 am

WE BEAT YOU!

joe January 5, 2014 at 11:04 am

Get real Rick…Tennesee’s 2 worst losses were @UF and UGA… Clemson’s BEST win! Tennessee lost to ONE…yes ONE… team that did not finish in the top 25 this year and beat a top 10 team…. UT would have been a contender in the ACC this year…just a fact. I know you ACC fans don’t know what its like to play “terrible” teams that consistently bring in top 15 recruiting classes in front of 95+thousand fans….well, maybe those road games at BC, UVA, Wake etc are comparable…..what was the biggest road crowd clemson faced this year besides SC? 57k @ NCSU and 48k@Syracuse…LOL

cbh1961 January 5, 2014 at 4:37 pm

So your team lost to a team that lost to Tennessee! You must be so proud!

Mike Steinhilper January 5, 2014 at 7:52 pm

So beating you does not mean we can can talk shit? I guess I don’t understand the concept of a game.

Rick David January 5, 2014 at 8:25 pm

Its like a guy with a 5 inch penis laughing at another guy with a 5 inch penis. Neither one really has much to brag about in the first place. South Carolina hasn’t won shit, therefore no real reason to brag about anything. Go beat some highly ranked teams, win your conference, make it to or win a BCS game. The “SEC is just too good” is a bullshit excuse, and if that truely is the reason then I would GTFO of that conference.

Mike Steinhilper January 5, 2014 at 8:32 pm

Uhhh, no it’s not. You’re an idiot. Only 2 teams can make it, that is the rule. But it doesn’t matter anyway, the BCS is a crock of shit and in the past. Enjoy your bowl win. It’s a bowl just like any other.

Rick David January 5, 2014 at 8:37 pm

I’m an idiot with three degrees, OK lol. And why is South Carolina not grabbing one of those spots? I think there could be a reason…

Mike Steinhilper January 5, 2014 at 8:40 pm

Bragging about your degrees. Hmmm, that is a little odd. And we don’t have one of those spots because there were at least 2 teams deemed a better choice. What is your point?

Rick David January 5, 2014 at 8:57 pm

When you hear people talking about how “great” the SEC is and how many championships they have won, they most assuredly are NOT talking about South Carolina. They bring ZERO to the table, in that regard. And bragging about my degrees? I was merely bringing light to the fact that when mouthbreathers go name calling, 95% of the time they have no idea what they are talking about (in this case, the mouthbreather is you)

Mike Steinhilper January 5, 2014 at 9:33 pm

You obviously have some self-esteem issues. The University of Phoenix probably has a degree in psychology that you could add to your collection. But beyond that, I am still not clear on your point as it relates to Carolina beating Clemson all the time.

RHood2 January 7, 2014 at 12:39 pm

I think the penis analogy is very apt. Except Clemson right now is 5 inches fully erect, and USC is 5, but not yet warmed up.

RW Goodwin January 6, 2014 at 2:25 am

And yet THAT team beat you – AGAIN

Rick David January 5, 2014 at 12:57 pm

Learn to read. I said the LOSSES are what don’t impress with usc jr. I think South Carolina is a good team, but they still havent won a BCS bowl. Do something other than beating Clemson, the team you claim “sucks” every year

cbh1961 January 5, 2014 at 4:42 pm

Well, let’s see…..USC beat three teams that won BCS games this year…….

Dylan Hose January 4, 2014 at 9:39 pm

If only there were some sort of game between Clemson and Carolina that was played every year to decide who was better…. I wonder what the score of that game would have been if Clemson and Carolina played this year. Also did you really just talk about Carolina “tanking to inferior teams” when there is an actual term called “Clemsoning” because of how often you guys fuck your season over by not showing up when you need to. Call the loss to Tennessee what you will. South Carolina fans will say its pathetic as well, but we all know damn well that Carolina would beat Tennessee 99 times out of 100. So enjoy your Orange Bowl victory (glad to see you didn’t allow 70 points this year and have six more bowl records set against you) and Carolina will enjoy their bowl win along with their fifth year in a row of showing you who’s state this really is.

cmc81 January 4, 2014 at 10:37 pm

Good point. Why are we even discussing this? If Clem is the first team in SC to win a BCS game then let me give you another USC “first” (you know Spurrier loves firsts). USC is the only SC team to beat the only BCS winner from SC 5 years in a row. There is no argument…the TN loss stunk but that is college football. You lose some games you shouldn’t especially on the road. I like how the article talked about an inferiority complex. You start seeing that when people point our your losses and not the head to head competition.

Bullgerbil January 4, 2014 at 11:14 pm

You said it, cmc81, “You lose some games you shouldn’t especially on the road.” Clemson did just that in Columbia this year.

Guest January 4, 2014 at 11:36 pm

And in 2011… And in 2009… Haha GTFO here you clown

Bullgerbil January 6, 2014 at 9:37 am

So, you don’t lose some games you shouldn’t?

Robert Walker January 5, 2014 at 10:01 pm

Agree 100 %

oh you we forget January 6, 2014 at 10:11 am

Not exactly, Clemson was a double digit win. That’s a loss you earned. the more accurate analogy would be UGA losing to Clemson all because they botched a fg attempt snap. I guess UGA beat themselves and Clemson didn’t win that game.

Bullgerbil January 8, 2014 at 9:37 pm

Ok, so our win doesn’t count because UGA botched a snap so we didn’t earn it.. By the same criteria, Mizzou lost to scar due to a “botched” missed field goal. Bet you earned that one though. Ok, now I understand.,

godisgreat January 9, 2014 at 1:14 pm

5 times in a row isn’t a fluke, though

Haha January 5, 2014 at 2:32 pm

USC hasn’t played a team from SC. USC is on the West Coast. Cali to be exact.

cbh1961 January 5, 2014 at 4:24 pm

Sorry buttmunch but USC (South Carolina) has been around much longer than USC (So. Califirnia) Oh and the last time USC (SC) played USC (California) USC (South Carolina) beat them!

carolinagirl January 5, 2014 at 4:55 pm

Really? So USC can’t stand for University of South Carolina? Yes, there is a USC on the west coast, University of Southern California. Make no mistake there are 2 USC’s and the one from SC will be in the top 10.

Rick David January 7, 2014 at 9:30 pm

correction: USC = So Cal in every state in the country, except for South Carolina. Or LMGTFY http://lmgtfy.com/?q=USC+

Mike Steinhilper January 5, 2014 at 7:48 pm

Cali? Spoken like a true college punk.

RW Goodwin January 6, 2014 at 2:04 am

5how5 how much you know – I am NO College PUNK – But maybe you are??? Or are you ju5t a whipped Clem5on fan? Now that I think about it – Probably the latter! High 5!!!

Rick David January 7, 2014 at 9:32 pm

He’s spelling words with numbers, I wouldn’t expect too much out of him.He’s probably 14.

RW Goodwin January 6, 2014 at 12:50 am

5o if U5C is in Cali and the real Carolina is in Chapel Hill – WHO keep5 beating Clem5on?

GoCocks! April 11, 2014 at 11:54 am

Yes they have. Southern California played South Carolina in 1983 and Southern Cal lost 38 to 14.

still25behind January 8, 2014 at 8:59 pm

Clemson will have to lose 25 more times before South Carolina can just break EVEN to the wins Clemson has against South Carolina! Why can’t people just be happy that two teams from the State of South Carolina finished in the top 10? Some people just don’t get it!!!!!!!!!!!

Claude Smoote January 4, 2014 at 10:59 pm

Enjoy your 7th bowl victory in you teams illustrious history while we enjoy our 18th. Enjoy it while it lasts, cause it want last forever and then you’ll be back to your fourth or fifth place position in the east.

brigh January 4, 2014 at 11:47 pm

Why are you still talking about the past? Carolina is better than Clemson. Enough said. Ha ignorant fans

Claude Smoote January 5, 2014 at 11:20 am

North Carolina maybe, Chapel Hill is a beautiful place, but not SCarolina. Your time will come, your recruiting is already slacking. There is no ignorance here, only the cold hard facts.

cbh1961 January 5, 2014 at 4:26 pm

Fact: 5-0!

Claude Smoote January 5, 2014 at 5:19 pm

Fact: Wake Forest has more conference championships than you.

RHood2 January 7, 2014 at 12:31 pm

This is the kind of asshattery I despise about rivalries. I actually pull for Clemson, but I stopped because Dabo is such a clown. When he’s gone, I should resume. Except when they play Carolina. You have a gorgeous campus up there, and it’s a nice rural setting. Your gameday atmosphere is pretty cool. I prefer ours. But the Horseshoe is about as pretty a campus element as I have ever seen, and I’ve seen some of the prettiest. (UVa in Charlottesville being the prettiest.)

James Evans January 5, 2014 at 11:53 am

Claude HENRY Smoot? Wow. It’s an honor, sir. An honor.

Mike Steinhilper January 5, 2014 at 7:58 pm

It ‘want’ last forever? Illiterate hick.

Claude Smoote January 5, 2014 at 9:45 pm

Won’t, sorry Mr. Editor. One would think with a last name like Steinhilper you’d be better at counting money than correcting grammar.

Mike Steinhilper January 5, 2014 at 9:49 pm

Nice. A racist hick. Way to represent.

Claude Smoote January 5, 2014 at 9:58 pm

Classless asshole, representative of most of the SCarolina fans I’ve had the “pleasure” to be acquainted with.

Mike Steinhilper January 5, 2014 at 10:01 pm

I’m classless. Haha right. Good night you piece of shit.

Claude Smoote January 5, 2014 at 10:11 pm

Night douche!

TontoBubbaGoldstein January 5, 2014 at 11:34 pm

Easy, now!

RW Goodwin January 6, 2014 at 2:08 am

And plea5e do not forget the 1981 Champion5hip and the 5crutiny and embara55ment it brought our 5tate nor the record you gave WVa for mo5t point5 5cored in a Bowl game! High5!

RHood2 January 7, 2014 at 12:27 pm

The funny thing about us enjoying it now because it won’t last forever is you said we would never, EVER, break our streak of bowl losses. Took a while, but we did. Old Steve Taneyhill did it while FatBrad was ostensibly the coach. And you said we’d NEVER get above .500. Which we were during Morrison’s tenure, remained during Sparky Woods’ tenure, but were no longer, after FatBrad’s tenure. But Spurrier has us over .500, well over .500, and on our way to maintaining that. And you said many times we’d never beat you again, and never beat you on a streak. Ho humm. Said we’d never win our division and go to the SEC Championship. Please tell us what we will never do, and what will never last. Because I enjoying finding out what we are GOING to do and GOING to enjoy.

Monica Riga January 5, 2014 at 10:40 am

For all the USC fans bashing us Tiger fans, you may have won the last 5, but start bragging when you’ve won 7 straight, as we have done and have several years where we beat you guys 4 and 5 times in a row. This is y”alls first you can say this, and please don’t forget that you gamecocks will NEVER catch up to us with our overall wins and losses to each other!! Go suck your thumbs, you big babies!!!

haha January 5, 2014 at 3:15 pm

no one in here was even alive when Clem5on won seven, but seeing as we had the youngest team on D1 football this year and still beat you with all those players you lose, I am sure we will have 7 in 2 years time. go cry on that you little pussy

cbh1961 January 5, 2014 at 4:28 pm

We beat you again!

Mike Steinhilper January 5, 2014 at 9:50 pm

Never say never fool.

RedThunder January 5, 2014 at 10:21 pm

Don’t know what you’re talking about do you. Typical Clemson fan. You won 7 in a row from ’34-’40. Don’t freaking care. No team has one more than FOUR IN A ROW since. Except for us, that’s right FIVE IN A ROW

Rick David January 7, 2014 at 9:23 pm

Actually, Charlie Whitehurst didn’t lose a game against usc jr., beating Spurrier his senior year.That was a recent as 2005

Rick David January 7, 2014 at 9:25 pm

you aren’t by chance the brother of Red Lightening, FSU’s famous ball boy, are you?

Black January 5, 2014 at 10:52 pm

Ummm…that 7 game streak was in the 1930’s…70+ years ago, and since then, Clemson has not had a 5 game win streak. Check your stats. And as for not catching up, we’re doing that every year. As of this year, Clemson only has 8 more wins than Carolina since 1941. Now, if you Clemson fans want to concentrate on games from over 70 years ago, then go ahead. We Carolina fans will continue to celebrate the present! And by the way, if USC is in California and Carolina is in Chapel Hill, then who the hell keeps spanking Clemson’s ass like a rented mule?? It doesn’t matter how you refer to the University of South Carolina, what matters is that dear old Dabo and Clemson has been spanked repeatedly for 5 years.

f clemsux January 5, 2014 at 11:18 pm

Stop living in the past…..every clemson fan knows yall are skrewed in the future so yall live in the past

RW Goodwin January 6, 2014 at 2:12 am

Get the real fact5 – If you count win5 v5 lo55e5 when BOTH team5 were ranked – you lo5e again… Not much to brag about when you beat a 1-10 or 0-11 team… High 5!

godisgreat January 9, 2014 at 1:16 pm

Never say never!!!

Cry Me A River Monica April 11, 2014 at 12:01 pm

That was from 1934 to 1940. I take it from your childish post that you weren’t even close to being born. South Carolina is two away from accomplishing that feat. Clemson is seven away…

Jacob January 5, 2014 at 12:08 pm

You’re school is still ours queer bait. Carolina sucks an always will.

cbh1961 January 5, 2014 at 4:27 pm

We beat you!

mark sebshe January 6, 2014 at 12:30 am

Man, that’s good. You must’ve been up all night working on that one. You must work in quantum physics or engineering to be so conceptually insightful, or maybe as an artist of some sort, with a command of language on a different level than the rest. I’m humbled, truly. You know what, fuck it. I’m a Clemson fan now. Why, because “Jacob” says Carolina is “queer bait.” I never knew. Thanks for setting me straight . . you know, in between trolling the Seneca Wal-Mart for spare change and meat scraps, laughing at your ability to noisily pass gas, swilling Coors Light from a can, pleasuring yourself to Sunday morning cartoons and sniffing little boy’s bicycle seats.

“Queer bait?” Seriously?

Dumb ass.

RW Goodwin January 6, 2014 at 2:14 am

5o we beat the team that own5 u5 – High 5! We beat you!

Rick David January 5, 2014 at 8:11 pm

Why has South Carolina have a losing overall record to UT if they would beat them 99 out of 100 times? Looks to me like they would win only 6 out of those 100 times. And keep bringing up that win over Clemson, usc Jr. Definitely has Clemson’s number at the moment. But keep that win streak in memory. Out of those three straight 11 win seasons, usc jr has won nothing, just beat a bunch of sub par Big Ten teams in inferior bowl games. Congrats on that, maybe you guys will get to take on Iowa next year in a bowl next year?

Gamecock Die Hard January 6, 2014 at 3:48 pm

We beat 5 teams that won bowl games, Clemson beat 1, the overall W/L record of the teams we play during the regular season is infinitely better than the teams Clemsux plays, and the 1981 National Title, tainted. http://www.heraldonline.com/2011/12/26/3622529_tigers-perfect-1981-season-tainted.html

realist January 9, 2014 at 8:52 pm

7-23-2 is what your record would be if you played tennessee 32 times

Dylan Hose January 10, 2014 at 2:01 am

I was referring to this year, not since the two teams started playing each other. So what you’re telling me is that South Carolina would tie Tennessee twice in a game that it is incapable of having that outcome? What insightful information you bring to the table. Let’s not speak about the past Mr. “Realist”. Get real.

Rick David April 21, 2014 at 3:28 am

If only there were some way to judge how good a team was in a particular year…oh yeah! These magical pieces of furniture called “trophy cases”. South Carolina’s trophy case hasn’t been opened since 1984 when George Rodgers put a Heisman trophy next to the 1969 ACC championship, before he snorted his way out of football. South Carolina has beaten Clemson more than a handful of years in a row now. Congratulations, really. A five win streak in any rivalry in any sport is impressive, especially in college football where teams play each other once a year. South Carolina should be recognized for the last three years, those were the best teams South Carolina has ever fielded. But that is it. Keep that win streak fresh in your mind, its the only thing Spurrier has added to his resume since accepting that Augusta National membership. When Spurrier retires, which is coming sooner rather than later, South Carolina goes back forgetting what its like to play football after November. That is inevitable. I really do hope South Carolina wins SOMETHING eventually. The sun shines on the dogs ass every once and a while, right?

Brad Smyly January 4, 2014 at 9:52 pm

South Carolina only had 1 bad loss to an inferior UT team. That loss was inexcusable but those things happen once in a while(Oklahoma St losing to Iowa St in 2011 keeping them out of the National Title). The UGA game wasn’t decided until late and it was in Athens, disappointing but not a bad loss.

Blake January 5, 2014 at 10:44 am

Yeah, too bad you lost to the team that lost to Tennessee. I guess Tennessee would have really messed yall up.

Bullshit January 5, 2014 at 3:59 pm

what top 10 team did you beat the last 2 years? they didn’t finish top 10. so they really aren’t top 10 are they? South Carolina on the other hand actually did beat 2 teams that finished top 10 this year. that’s the truth not a made up stat like you and your coach like to do

cbh1961 January 5, 2014 at 4:19 pm

You’re bragging about how your team lost to two better teams! REALLY! Oh my God, are you retarded or just that desperate?

what a homer January 5, 2014 at 11:01 pm

please. Georgia was a good team when they beat SC, they didn’t start playing badly until they got raked by injuries. I mean, they almost beat Auburn at the end of the year. SC stayed with them for most of the game, and if not for a horsecollar that saved a TD, followed by a missed FG, Clemson had a pretty good chance of losing to Georgia that first week. Let’s not forget that Clemson beat UGA at HOME, while SC lost to them on the road, big difference. And an absolute spanking by FSU at home is way more embarrassing than a field-goal loss as time expires to Tennessee on the road

RW Goodwin January 6, 2014 at 12:47 am

How does it feel to be beat by a team that lost to UGA & Tn? We beat you!

Smirks January 6, 2014 at 9:52 am

ITT: Clemson fans forget how many close calls they had with inferior teams this year.

Also ITT: Clemson fans bash a team they themselves lost against. For the fifth time. Six turnovers. Double digit deficit.

You are not the better team. Not this year. Not even close. If you think so, then you are dreaming, just like Dabo was when he claimed Clemson could beat FSU 5 out of 10 games. If he wants to win against USC 5 out of 10, he can’t afford to lose again.

Rick David's a sore loser April 11, 2014 at 11:45 am

So your team lost to a team that lost to Tennessee…

Rick David April 21, 2014 at 4:03 am

Did you really just create a name using my likeness to reply? You must get tons of pussy. Can I smell your mustache?

Shannon Crawford Tuten January 5, 2014 at 11:39 am

Clemson only school to beat a top 10 team in a bowl game each of last 2 years. there’s that,.

Shannon Crawford Tuten January 5, 2014 at 11:41 am

This is Clemson’s 5th top-10 win over the last 3 years. Clemson, Alabama, Baylor only teams with top-10 wins each of last 3 yrs.

Philip January 5, 2014 at 12:56 pm

Yeah it helps when you play overrated teams in an overrated conference. Its been pretty well shown this bowl season that the SEC as a whole has been overestimated. You can brag about your conference schedule all that you want but in reality the SEC is no better than any other conference in the country. They get more top 25 teams internally because Alabama and Auburn have been so dominant the last 7 to 10 years. We’ve seen Alabama fall already and we’ll see the same out of Auburn tomorrow night. And you can’t say how “good” Missou and A&M are both did very well in a “dominant conference after floundering in their old conferences for years. Not to mention that A&M victory over Duke was a joke. The ref’s handed that game over to A&M on a silver platter and i’d be shocked if the NCAA didn’t review it at the end of the season.

cbh1961 January 5, 2014 at 7:18 pm

ACC is what 4-6 in bowls so far and SEC is 7-2 and two of ACC wins are from Pitt and Syracuse! Bahahahahahaha! We beat you!

AND YOU SUCK January 9, 2014 at 1:53 am

If you are not a player…then there is no we…there is no our…stop jerking off on your keyboard and fapping to a team you don’t play for…cum to your senses, and stop leaving a mess on the screen!!!

Frequent Guest January 4, 2014 at 3:14 pm

No we did not play Wofford, but you did play Citadel and SC State in addition to you weak ass conference schedule. One FCS opponent is bad enough, but 2? Just to compensate for having to play uga? Our OOC schedule includes UCF and unc as well. I know, that acc team was almost like playing another FCS opponent.

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Elfego January 4, 2014 at 5:48 pm

Vandy is a little different team under Franklin and have won back to back bowls.Guess you think Furman is a power house Carolina also beat two teams that won in the BCS Bowls and did not get wiped out at home! Fla. St. did not quite do the job the WVA did though! By the way I was pulling for Clemson and try to always unless they play Carolina. I try every year but some mouth always derails me,”Like were back be home soon,get ready!”

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TontoBubbaGoldstein January 4, 2014 at 6:32 pm

Fla. St. did not quite do the job the WVA did though!

Got to disagree with you on that one. WVa involved a plethora of turnovers in the second quarter. The first quarter was about even and the second half was meaningless. FSU beat the living crap out of us (at home) for the whole effing game!

JJ January 4, 2014 at 6:28 pm

Who did you beat that is still in the top 25?

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TontoBubbaGoldstein January 4, 2014 at 6:36 pm

Who did you beat that is still in the top 25?

THE Ohio State University Buckeyes.

Duh.

RocketRodCub January 4, 2014 at 8:18 pm

You did defeat OSU in the “Pretenders” BCS Bowl. And they were missing 3 starting defenders.

Squishy123 January 5, 2014 at 12:04 pm

So the Orange Bowl is a “pretenders” bowl? What’s the bowl’s history comared to say the crappy steaks bowl?

cbh1961 January 5, 2014 at 7:28 pm

You obviously have never eaten at Outback….their steaks are awesome and their service is fantastic! We beat you!

Squishy123 January 6, 2014 at 3:41 pm

I’ve eaten at Outback, it’s where you stand in line for an hour, they give you a little buzzy pack to hold on to and then you eat a steak that has the texture like no other steak I’ve eaten… kind of like firm pink slime or a really tough hotdog.

Rick David April 22, 2014 at 6:12 am

has to be the shtty credit bowl

brigh January 5, 2014 at 12:12 am

Ha 1 over rated team. Congrats

TontoBubbaGoldstein January 5, 2014 at 12:47 pm

TBG simply answered Numbnuts’ question.

Why the hate?

Squishy123 January 5, 2014 at 11:59 am

So does that put Tennessee above Dirtpecker U.? I mean Dirtpecker U. beat all those teams, yet Tennessee beat Dirtpecker U. That would seem to some that Tennessee is a better team than Dirtpecker U.

Ryan January 4, 2014 at 8:22 pm

Just like Clemson played the citadel? Not to mention look where Georgia is at now.. Beating georgia isn’t really something to brag about … Plus half of Georgia’s team had never even played a college football game when they met clemson …and yes Clemson did have a BCS bowl handed to them pretty much just because they needed an acc team to be in the bowl game cause after all it is acc vs. B10 … Clemson also holds the worst loss in college history …. EVER …. And I’m not a Carolina fan or a Clemson fan but I will say Carolina has had the upper hand on Clemson Goethe past five years point blank

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Berkeley January 4, 2014 at 8:46 pm

So if half of Georgia’s team never played a game….. What’s your excuse for losing a week later to them? In one week they gained that much experience?

brigh January 5, 2014 at 12:11 am

South Carolina Is better than Clemson and has been for 5 years. We have also beatin so much better opponents in the last 5 years bc we don’t play in the all crappy conference. if we had Clemsons shitty schedule we would have accomplished much more which is hard to do. Again our record is better in the sec over the last 3 years than Clemson in the acc.

Joey Rogers January 4, 2014 at 8:58 pm

The worse loss in college football history. No losing 219 – 0 is the worst loss in college football history.

pdizzle January 5, 2014 at 3:08 am

worse loss in college football 1916 georgia tech vs cumberland 222-0. get your facts right.

Joey Rogers January 5, 2014 at 11:16 am

I didn’t know the exact score but I was just making the point that Clemson’s lowe 2 yrs. ago wasn’t the worse loss in history.

cbh January 5, 2014 at 7:26 pm

It is in BCS history!

cbh1961 January 5, 2014 at 7:24 pm

Actually Joey it was 222-0. Georgia Tech defeated Cumberland in the early 1900’s. Even back then ACC schools were playing weak ass schedules! Clemson’s loss to WVA was worst BCS loss ever, though!

TontoBubbaGoldstein January 5, 2014 at 1:40 am

…Goethe…

When the German poet bombed Pearl Harbor, did we quit?

Hell no!!!!!

Beating georgia isn’t really something to brag about …

Beats losing to them…

Robert Gardner January 5, 2014 at 10:14 am

Beats losing to a team 5 years in a row

TontoBubbaGoldstein January 5, 2014 at 12:47 pm

True dat.

opt January 5, 2014 at 9:02 am

NOW….YOU SPEAK OF WORST LOSSES EVER….Clemson 70/34, I think , yes, that that game was bad, but put your thinking hat on, remember 63/17, oh you forgot that game as being BAD, but to me the SEC produced the worst games lost or won, but for this post, I am referring to games lost would have happen just a few weeks ago…..remember, Ga/Au& Al/Au…..Bad coaching lost both of those games, and for my two cents they are worst than getting beat by 20 or more points…..what say you/?/

cbh January 5, 2014 at 7:22 pm

Clemson lost to an above average West Va. team while Carolina lost to the eventual National Champions! We beat you!

Philip January 5, 2014 at 12:44 pm

You seem to forget that UGA lost most of their good players in the Clemson and S Carolina games. They were a contender at the start of the year but lost most of their good players throughout the year. They are not a bad team just one with a load of injuries.

Jim Roberts January 4, 2014 at 8:43 pm

You really want to try the transitive property argument. Yeah, you beat Georgie, Goergia beat us. So what? we beat you. When you have a month or more to get ready you can win. Otherwise, if the team has a pulse, not so much. But congrats to Tahj on not choking yet again.

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Terrier Alum January 4, 2014 at 11:57 pm

Robert you are an idiot

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stonebk January 5, 2014 at 6:57 am

and of our out of conference games we played and beat UCF which destroyed Baylor in a bowl game we lost 2 games and Clemson lost 2 atleast our 2 were in conference play!! Clemson is a good team but not at the high caliber that they have been placed on. Boyd and Watkins are now and will always be to me over rated they got handled by us and FSU. Clemson will be a better team for the leaving this year! they will always be second rate until the coaches learn how to use their talent nit just 2 players! Spurrier figure that out and he use everyone now and look what it has done. we may not be a dominate high score against some of our opponents but look at ours compare to yours we play high ranked offenses and defense that are fast and more talented and beat them convincingly if you read the stat sheets. we do it by controlling the ball and by running long thought out drive plays to tire out a fast defense and it works everytime as long as our team plays to their talent and caliber.

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stonebk January 5, 2014 at 6:59 am

some of that got cut off but oh well its close enough lol

Roberto January 5, 2014 at 7:19 am

Thanks for the :good win over Coastal” comment. It was an important win, because they just won a BCS bowl game and we all know that makes a team great. Right?

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ricksplint January 5, 2014 at 3:57 pm

Damn fact checking Clemsux fans is a full time job. Only team in the country that beat 3 teams that made BCS games. Oh and Virginia, Wake, BC, Citadel, NC State, and Georgia Tech weren’t on our schedule moron. Vanderbilt would have easily finished 3rd in the ACC. Easily.

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this guy is an idiot January 5, 2014 at 4:03 pm

hey dumbass Vandy will finish in the top 25 after that bowl win they had, ranked higher than all but 2 of the ACC schools. how can you possible mock that? SC beat 6 different teams that won bowl games. but good win over teams like SC state, Syracuse, BC. do I need to go on?

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RHood2 January 5, 2014 at 11:19 pm

I would like to make a note about our “good win” over Coastal. That same day, Clemson played an in-state FCS school, but not one with a record as good as Coastal’s. Clemson beat THEIR inferior foe, but still had Tajh Boyd in in the fourth quarter. USC started like it’s fourth string QB. He got a TD, too. You got no game calling us out on that when your own house is not quite in order. We scored like 70. You, umm, have had 70 scored on you in recent years. No room to talk.

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jburn202 January 5, 2014 at 11:43 pm

Here’s some math for you on how the past 5 years have been dominating for SC OVER CLEMSON, and numbers don’t lie. 155-71 its the overall score of the past five meetings, kinda scary to look at i know. And here’s a look at how tough your conference is, you averaged 44.2 points a game against ACC teams the past two years. 17 is the big average against Carolina the past two years, combining for 34 points (not even reaching your average per game against the ACC). although Carolina rides the coat tails SEC, SC bama lsu auburn Georgia Tennessee Florida and new comers a&m Missouri all get national attention and are great football programs. ACC has fsu… VT in the past… And Clemsons one year of fame. Thank you for your time. But all in all, the better team beats the other team. Fact

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RW Goodwin January 6, 2014 at 12:46 am

How does it feel to lose to the team that lost to UGA & Tn? We BEAT you – 5 in a Row! We beat 6 Bowl Winners this year and we beat you!!!

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RW Goodwin January 6, 2014 at 2:30 am

AND we beat you! High 5!!!

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Gamecocks Die Hard January 6, 2014 at 3:37 pm

So you lost to the team that lost to TN.

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Gamecocks Die Hard January 6, 2014 at 3:38 pm

Don’t forget Vandy won 9 games. So stop talking out of your ass.

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Lacene Eaddy January 6, 2014 at 8:08 pm

USC didn’t lose to UK. Didn’t play Wofford. Do you even watch college football? And even bringing up a FCS opponent, when Clemson played not one BUT TWO FCS opponents is just…sad. Clemson has scheduled 3 seasons with 2+ FCS opponents in the past 15 years: USC hasn’t played more than 1 FCS opponent in a season since it’s independent years in 1987. The opponents for Clemson in 2013 had a combined LOSING RECORD, and that includes 12-2 OSU. The combined record for CU’s opponents for their past 2 11-2 seasons combined is 117-125 (48.4%) – USC’s in the same period is 143-111 (56.3%). In that time, Clemson beat 4 opponents that won 8 or more gms in their seasons – USC has beaten FIVE opponents in same period that won 11 or more gms, and 10 that won 8 or more. The 10 teams that Clemson beat in regular season over past 2 seasons that went on to play someone else in bowl gms went 3-7 – the 12 bowl teams USC beat past 2 seasons went 9-3 in their respective bowls.

Bottom line: Clemson plays nobodies in the ACC, but in the few times they have, they usually lose (0-4 to the 4 best opponents in past 2 seasons they faced). But if a SunBelt team went 11-2 and won a big bowl game, I guess they would crow some too. Clemson ought to crow a little I guess…

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Robert Altman's an Idiot April 11, 2014 at 11:42 am

So you lost to a team that lost to Tennessee? I guess when you don’t have quality wins to speak of you choose to focus on who your rival lost to. This only works when you beat your rival.

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Adam January 4, 2014 at 9:26 pm

Just tell me about how hard South Carolina’s schedule was. Really, are you that stupid? Y’all played 2 good teams and went 1-1. Just think, if the almighty Slurrier could have beaten a less than pathetic Tenn team, y’all could have beenin a BCS bowl

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Brad Smyly January 4, 2014 at 10:04 pm

2 Good teams? What 2 teams would that be? UGA and Clemson? Check again. Five teams on South Carolina’s schedule will finish the season ranked in top-25(Carolina beat all of them). There’s a good chance that Missouri, Clemson, and Central Florida will all be ranked in the top-10

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mark sebshe January 5, 2014 at 12:06 am

WTF!!!!!!! All this speculative talk about strength of schedule and comparative wins and losses might matter . . . if the two teams didn’t play head to head. BUT THEY DID! And Carolina whipped CU’s ass again. And like #5, the previous 4 weren’t even close. AND not that it matters, but USC’s schedule was much more difficult. What are you people smoking? And I’ve got some sobering news for you Tigers. 5 is not a fluke, but a trend. Spurrier, plus SEC, plus 3 x11 means USC will continue to get the best recruits from SC and surrounding states, at least over Clemson. The tide has shifted. So, wax nostalgic all you want at drive in movies, on black and white TVs, listening to gramophones, etc. But my advice . . . pick a new enemy, say Wake Forest, for example.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein January 5, 2014 at 12:45 pm

The first 4 were a trend. Number 5 was a fluke. You’re going to think next year’s beatdown is a fluke…but it won’t be.

mark sebshe January 5, 2014 at 1:59 pm

That makes no sense. What distinguishes 5 from 1-4?

TontoBubbaGoldstein January 5, 2014 at 5:39 pm

ITBGHO, in # 5, Clemson outplayed Sakerlina but was thwarted by 6 turnovers. The previous 4 years, Sakerlina clearly outplayed Clemson, either because they had a better team or were better prepared.

mark sebshe January 5, 2014 at 6:47 pm

You’re digging yourself deeper. “Outplayed?” How? SC had more first downs. (Check) SC won the time of possession by 17 minutes. (Check) SC had more yards rushing. (Check). Clemson had more passing yards. (I’ll give you that.) BUT total offensive yards Clemson only had only 30 more yards. Dude, that is hardly “outplaying” anyone. And the reason your team coughed up the ball so many times is because they were being outplayed. Taj was rattled and threw 2 picks. We stripped Taj and your return man. That leaves the trick play that didn’t work. (That’s not being outplayed?) And the muffed return. Please? Why’d you turn the ball over so many times? Because you were getting your asses kicked. You’ve got it backwards. You picked the wrong horse, took the ugly girl to the prom, whatever metaphor you like. We beat you, easily because SC is the better team. Admit it and move on. Were you the kid on the bus that every time your team lost you posited some conspiracy involving referees getting paid off? I bet you were.

TontoBubbaGoldstein January 5, 2014 at 11:11 pm

Yeah…this will probably sound like some *weird conspiracy theory* to you ….but TBG will ‘splain it to you anyway….

Every time team A turns the ball over; potential yards,time of possession, first downs, and scores are not realized. Team B is also the recipient of the opportunity to gain more yards,time of possession, first downs and scores that it would not have, had team A kept possession. This scenario occurred six times in the Clemson/Sakerlina game.

BUT total offensive yards Clemson only had only 30 more yards.

C’mon man!
Give me that, too.
PLEASE.

mark sebshe January 6, 2014 at 12:07 am

I’m almost feeling sorry for you at this point.

From ESPN total yards:

Clemson 352
SC 318

352 – 318 = 34

Is that too complicated, dumbass? Okay, let me try again.
Three hundred and fifty-two yards (Clemson) minus three hundred and eighteen yards (SC) equals thirty four yards.The difference is the amount Clemson gained over SC. Thus Clemson only gained 34 more offensive yards than SC.

I don’t speak Cracker so that’s as best I can do for you. Count it up on your fingers and toes if you need to. Bring in your waterhead siblings, cousins, with all their fingers and toes. Source: ESPN. Take it up with them. Crybaby. Wait, let me guess. SOS paid ESPN to falsify data on their website. How’d I know?

By the way, saying, “We outplayed you except for 6 turnovers, all but one forced by us kicking the shit out of you” is about like saying “we would have won if you didn’t score more points than we did.”

Seriously, I hate to devolve into name calling, but your argument is just stupid. Try this. It’s much easier, and more respectable. “You guys played a good game and definitely had our number that Saturday. I don’t think you saw us at our best, but I’m not one to make excuses. As disappointed as I am in the loss, I have confidence that my team will bounce back. We’ll see you next year and congrats. You own the bragging rights another 365. But don’t get too used to it.”

See, when you do THAT there’s not much anyone can say. (You’re welcome, by the way.) But when you bullshit and whine like a pussy, you open yourself to being exposed. Now try shutting the fuck up.

TontoBubbaGoldstein January 6, 2014 at 12:48 am

Is that too complicated, dumbass?

Obviously it is for you. Since you generously “gave” me the fact that Clemson had more passing yards…it seems odd that you won’t “give” me the fact that Clemson had more total yards.

Also, rather than burning up your limited resources by guessing what TBG might have said about FSU…you could actually read (and try to comprehend) actual comments, such as:

” FSU beat the living crap out of us (at home) for the whole effing game!”

or

“Re: WHICH FOOTBALL PROGRAM HAD THE BETTER 2013 SEASON?

Neither team won their respective division.

Clemson did not lose to anyone that they *should* beat handily.
*Though they sure came close @ NC State.
*TBG is glad they didn’t have to play Duke.

Sakerlina lost on Rock Top…*sings*… Rocky Top Tennessee.

FSU beat Clemson so bad that it should count twice.

Sakerlina beat Clemson.

ITBGHO, Sakerlina had the best season cuz y’all beat us.”

or

“Don’t disagree with anything that you wrote. Y’all have obviously had our number the past 5 years. FWIW, TBG thinks we’ll have a good chance beat y’all by double digits next year…but FSU will destroy us in Tallahassee.”

You are too short for this ride, Chief.

mark sebshe January 6, 2014 at 1:02 am

Here’s what you’re not defending. The claim that you “outplayed” us. You really think that 34 more offensive yards constitutes “outplaying?” Dude, that’s not even one of Sammy’s catches. So, one half of one pass play amounts to outplaying an opponent who beat you in every other statistic? (And don’t say passing yards counts as a second because that’s subsumed within the total yards.) Look, admit it. You made a stupid point you cannot back up. Walk back off the limb. Or tell me: How did Clemson outplay SC? This is all Emperor’s new clothes.

Clemson outplayed SC.

How?

We played better but because of 6 turnovers we lost.

How did you play better? SC beat you in every statistic but one, and that one was negligible.

We just did. It’s magic. Or because I say so.Or our uniforms were cooler. Or we executed the plays we did not fuck up better than SC and thus won on style points.

So tell me. How did Clemson “outplay SC?” That is a quantitative statement, empirically verifiable. So quit talking out of your ass and answer the question.

TontoBubbaGoldstein January 6, 2014 at 10:49 am

OK. TBG is going to try this one more time and then start obeying TBG’s Rule #3*.

1) Sakerlina won the game.

2) Had Clemson not turned the ball over 6 times, Clemson would have *probably* won the game.

3) Yes, turnovers count. And Carolina won the game.

4) In spite of the turnovers [Every time Team A turns the ball over; potential yards, time of possession, first downs, and scores are not realized. Team B is also the recipient of the opportunity to gain more yards,time of possession, first downs and scores that it would not have, had Team A kept possession.], the game was still close statistically with Sakerlina having an advantage in ToP and First Downs, while Clemson had a slight advantage in total yards. (Sakerlina’s advantage in Rushing Yards doesn’t count…as it is a subset of Total Yards [see above]).

5) All that TBG was saying is that because of the way this years game played out …he feels much more confident about next year than he has any of the previous 4. ( Had zero confidence going into this years game. Was pretty confident going into 2009, but that didn’t work out too well….)

6) There is a great deal of luck involved in college football.(Clemson/UGA and Sakerlina/UGA could have easily gone the other way and probably would have had the venues been changed…)
All wins count …but the best team does not always win. (No one in their right mind would claim the 2013 UT team is better than Sakerlina…)
Clemson and South Carolina are both legit Top Ten teams this year.

TBG’s Rule # 3:
Never argue with an idiot. Other folks might not be able to tell the difference…

mark sebshe January 7, 2014 at 2:26 pm

That’s not “all you said” Mr. Bait and Switch. You said Clemson “outplayed” SC. OUTPLAYED. Now that you see you cannot backup that claim you changed the topic of debate– “Clemson probably would have won but for the turnovers.” Nice try. You lose.

You’re right. I should follow your rule #3 and left you to wallow in your third-person-self-referential fantasy.

mark sebshe January 6, 2014 at 1:19 am

Wait, there’s more. So, I guess Clemson’s beating OSU was a fluke because OSU “outplayed” Clemson? Why, you ask? TBG Logic. (By the way, as a general rule, anyone who refers to themselves in the third person is, well, a douche. But I digress.) OSU “outplayed” Clemson but lost on the scoreboard, a la TBG because OSU held the ball for 5 minutes more than Clemson AND hadmore first downs than Clemson. And according to the TBG formula, if one team beats another in even one statistical category, that team “outplayed” the other, and the score really doesn’t matter. As a matter of fact, in all sports now keeping score is obsolete. And if any team beats another in any aspect of the game, that teams wins.

Wait. That makes no sense. What if the other team, regardless of score, beat the team in every other category but the one — you know, like SC over Clemson.

Good question. Ask TBG. It’s his dumb ass, ad hoc, contrived “logic.” You know, black is white, up is down and every day is 3rd grade “opposite day.”

There. If Clemson outplayed SC, OSU outplayed Clemson. Let me guess, you don’t agree.

cbh1961 January 5, 2014 at 7:38 pm

Why is it every time a team has so many turnovers that’s the excuse for losing as in “If it wasn’t for all the turnovers we had…….”. Maybe if it wasn’t for all the turnovers USC caused. Didn’t see anyone throw an INT in the game that didn’t have pressure on them or fumble a ball without being hit first! We BEAT YOU

TontoBubbaGoldstein January 5, 2014 at 10:57 pm

Why is it every time a team has so many turnovers that’s the excuse for losing as in “If it wasn’t for all the turnovers we had…….”.

TBG suspects that this will remain a mystery to you.

Didn’t see anyone throw an INT in the game that didn’t have pressure on them or fumble a ball without being hit first!

Are you sure we were watching the same game?

We BEAT YOU

Y’all keep saying that.
TBG keeps agreeing.
Not like TBG authored a post as to why it wasn’t a valid win or that the statement is misleading or anything.

brigh January 5, 2014 at 12:21 am

Way Harder than Clemsons you fuckn idiot. We beat way better teams. 2 top five teams. Sore loser. I know after 5 years it gets old. Sucks yall will never have the chance to play elite teams like s. Carolina bc the acc is garbage and is lucky to have 2 good teams. We beat 5 sec teams that won bowl games. Clemson is over rated just like everyone was saying about Ohio State. Wish yall could of played Bama. Would have been different.

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Squishy123 January 5, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Yet you lost to Tennessee… which ultimately kept you out of the SEC championship, a BCS bowl and according to Dirtpecker fans, the national championship game.

cbh1961 January 5, 2014 at 7:41 pm

We lost to Tennessee, but WE BEAT YOU! That means you suck!

Squishy123 January 6, 2014 at 3:42 pm

You didn’t beat me, you didn’t even play me this year.

Elfego January 5, 2014 at 8:06 am

Clemson played one good team and took a terrible whipping at home..

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Squishy123 January 5, 2014 at 12:01 pm

So Dirtpecker U. isn’t a good team? You are saying Clemson only played one good team.

Elfego January 5, 2014 at 4:25 pm

We were! The only good team they played. Florida State is a Great Team unfortunately!

Squishy123 January 5, 2014 at 5:38 pm

It’ll be interesting to see which conference has more top ten teams in the final poll, ACC or SEC.

that will be the SEC January 5, 2014 at 11:10 pm

Why? SEC will have Bama at around 7 or 8 still in there, Auburn either 1 or around 4 depending on if they win or lose, Mizzou won and was already 8 so they wont drop and the same with USC that was 9 they should both actually rise to the top 6. ACC will have FSU and Clemson. It will be 4-2. My guess is the top 10 will be in this order FSU, Michigan St., Oklahoma, Auburn, Mizzou, South Carolina, Bama, Clemson, Oregon, Central Florida. teams 3-9 will be those teams but hard to predict how high the Sooners will jump and how far Bama will fall but it wont be out of the top 10 My top 9 will all be in there somewhere, 10 is just a guess at who will get it. They only have 1 loss and it was to a top 10 school. Either way this small state of South Carolina will have 2 teams in the top 10. not too shabby

Elfego January 6, 2014 at 9:58 am

You could be right after Alabama taking that beating. I do not see the AC having more than two and the SEC should have at least three but we will see. But day in and day out the ACC cannot compare at this time with the SEC!

TontoBubbaGoldstein January 6, 2014 at 12:58 am

Nice recovery. : )

Elfego January 6, 2014 at 10:03 am

You are correct I was caught with my pants down for a second! I was thinking about conference play and did not think about it. But my statement now is correct. I do not like Florida State since they pushed Bobby Bowden out the way they did but their move was the correct one. And I sure am not a ACC fan.

Elfego January 5, 2014 at 8:10 am

Anyway you spell it ho-ho-ho five in a row. Get our kicks and make it six! You played one good team and were murdered at home!

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Robert Gardner January 5, 2014 at 10:20 am

Adam, WE BEAT YOU! 5 Times in a row! Thanks Daba daba don’t

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cbh January 5, 2014 at 7:33 pm

So what you are saying is that Clemson got their ass-kicked by a crappy USC team! Wow, that’s somthing for the taters to brag about! We beat you!

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Jacob January 5, 2014 at 12:11 pm

Carolina played no one this year except Clemson. You Carolina fan’s are oblivious on how bad y’all actually suck. Bet none of you looked at the stats for the Clemson Carolina game. If it wasn’t for the interceptions Clemson would of beat Carolina.

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Jacob January 5, 2014 at 12:12 pm

Y’all lost to Georgia while they had most there starters so kiss my ass along with the rest of you cluckers.

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cbh1961 January 5, 2014 at 7:45 pm

So CU beat Ga. and USC beat CU! That means y’all suck! WE BEAT YOU!

TontoBubbaGoldstein January 5, 2014 at 12:42 pm

If it wasn’t for the interceptions Clemson would of beat Carolina.

You’re right. Without the turnovers…the game wouldn’t have been close.
Sakerlina did play Georgia, UCF, and Missouri–all of which were good teams.

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Elfego January 5, 2014 at 4:28 pm

If it were not for the score you would not have lost!

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cbh1961 January 5, 2014 at 7:43 pm

If it weren’t for the interceptions! That’s your excuse! Maybe USC caused them! If we suck…..what does tht make you!

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none January 5, 2014 at 12:42 pm

Funny the author mentions Wake Forest as part of Clemson’s easy schedule when they played Vandy to the wire a few weeks back.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein January 5, 2014 at 1:27 pm

Ummmm….that doesn’t really dispute his point.

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Elfego January 5, 2014 at 4:29 pm

Did Wake win>

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Haha January 5, 2014 at 2:35 pm

Other than Clemson, who did SC beat? Mizz is all that comes to mind.

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Elfego January 5, 2014 at 4:33 pm

Central Florida,Miss.St.Vandy,UNC, all of which won bowl games.Cow U is a loser.

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Dennis Vickers January 4, 2014 at 4:00 pm

……..theres a school upstate?

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cuvinny January 4, 2014 at 6:14 pm

Well there is USC Upstate, beat you in basketball remember?

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Mike Britt January 4, 2014 at 6:02 pm

I hate to be the one to inform you of the truth, but the “At Large” selection of a BCS game doesn’t get the full $17M payout as the ACC conference champion would have gotten. Clem5on will be paid $6.3M, (Bama got the same deal in the Sugar) which is just above what the Capital One Bowl pays USC. Add that to the fact that Clem5on had to eat nearly $1,000,000 of their ticket allotment, and the taters will be lucky to break even. Money is not an issue in the SEC, because the SEC will take in nearly $55M in Bowl money.

By the way Dabo.. Clem5on is the first team from SC to give up 70 points in a BCS Bowl game also.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein January 4, 2014 at 6:23 pm

By the way Dabo.. Clem5on is the first team from SC to give up 70 points in a BCS Bowl game also.

Let’s just stipulate that Clemson is the only SC team to have done *anything* (good or bad) in a BCS Bowl, ‘kay?

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Mike Britt January 4, 2014 at 8:02 pm

Congratulations… you were somebody’s second date to the prom, got 1/3 of a corsage’ and didn’t get laid.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein January 5, 2014 at 12:35 pm

All true. Glad your mom told you about it. Guess she left out the part about the blowjobs, huh?

Dances With Toilets January 4, 2014 at 8:10 pm

Dr Lou harkened a day when the Clemson-USC game would hold national title implications. 50% of Clemson’s losses in their “historic” recent 11-2 seasons are owned and licensed by Spurrior and Co. Despite its Orange Bowl performances, Clemson continues its run as the second best football program in the state.

You can put lipstick on a pig, but you still get a babbling Dabo riddled with Spurrioritis.

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vaughag January 4, 2014 at 11:54 pm

At least Dabo tapes his tv show sober. Slurrier…what a joke

PoliticallyCorrectGirl January 5, 2014 at 2:01 am

Stipulate: to demand or specify (a requirement), typically as part of a bargain or agreement…Where did you get your degree.. Clempsun University?

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TontoBubbaGoldstein January 5, 2014 at 11:44 am

Stipulate: to demand or specify (a requirement), typically as part of a bargain or agreement…Where did you get your degree.. Clempsun University?

Stipulate : to specify as a condition or requirement …

Why…yes, TBG did. Where did you get yours, Sugartits?

ciadelboy January 5, 2014 at 2:16 am

War Eagle. This USC/Clemson rivalry just makes me laugh. State of Alabama>>>state of south Carolina

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Robert Gardner January 5, 2014 at 10:30 am

Auburn>>>State of confusion! Amazingly lucky! And how many mascots does a team need? That could be bama or auburn. And I wonder just how much these 2 schools have paid to get the talent and wins in the past?!?!? State of Alabama Where money buys Champions!

Robert Gardner January 5, 2014 at 10:21 am

WE BEAT YOU!

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TontoBubbaGoldstein January 5, 2014 at 12:37 pm

TBG is aware of that fact. Doesn’t like it. Still doesn’t try to obfuscate his way out of it.

RocketRodCub January 4, 2014 at 8:20 pm

It would have been close to 100 points but WVA had mercy and brought in the 2nd and 3rd teams to hold off.

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john January 4, 2014 at 9:38 pm

Yes and the cocks are the only team in south carolina to give up 56 points in the sec championship game. The worse loss in sec championship history. Congrats coots. Now tell the OBS to have another drink before his show and tell your qb coach to quit pissing on the streets in public

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Robert Gardner January 5, 2014 at 10:31 am

WE STILL BEAT YOU!

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Cush January 4, 2014 at 11:43 pm

As part of the SEC’s bowl revenue sharing agreement, doesn’t the rest of the SEC get a slice of that $4.5m Capital Bowl pie? No wait, that would never apply to the holier than thou Gamecocks right?

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Squishy123 January 5, 2014 at 2:38 pm

Dirtpecker U. can gloat that they’ve never given up a single point in a BCS bowl game.

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Torch January 4, 2014 at 6:39 pm

Yep, the old ball sack did the same, jabbing at Clemson.

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Robert Gardner January 5, 2014 at 10:34 am

He has for the PAST 5 YEARS! Spurrier jabs, GAMECOCKS KNOCKS OUT!

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Robert Walker January 4, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Dabo cries regardless cause his team ( clemsux ) is not in the SEC. The only reason, I MEAN THE ONLY REASON clemsux went to a BCS Bowl is that there in a boy scout conference ACC = ALL CUPCAKE CONFERENCE …..

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Robert Walker January 4, 2014 at 8:03 pm

You sound like a crying little bitch like Dabo Wabo. Must be a Clemsux fan..:)

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vaughag January 4, 2014 at 11:57 pm

Penis’s are riding the coattails of the SEC West. SEC East is not the caliber of the West

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Robert Gardner January 5, 2014 at 10:37 am

This coming from the ACC? REALLY?!?!? HIGH FIVE!

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Brian D. January 4, 2014 at 8:41 pm

^ 5 star dumbass

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Jake January 5, 2014 at 12:00 am

Plus the teams they beat, only one kf those teams won a bowl game which was Syracuse.

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AC January 5, 2014 at 12:21 am

While he is taking credit for 1St in a BCS, he should take credit for being the only team in history to have 70 points scored against him a BCS!

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rtgsc January 5, 2014 at 9:54 am

Just another whiney B who got turned down when he applied to Clemson and had to go to Carolina by default. What does a Clemson student and Carolina student have in common? They were both accepted to Carolina.

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chris smith January 5, 2014 at 1:56 pm

btw, the 16 million is split by all teams in the acc, it doesn’t go to clemson, you idiot. Secondly, SC’s 22 million more than clemson in football revenue, not including our sec bowl pot money, (which is substantially more than the acc’s) will feel pretty good.

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ricksplnt January 5, 2014 at 3:50 pm

The money gets split evenly across the conference USC will make a lot more this bowl season, but just like Dabo you are obviously delusional and uninformed. There are certain perks involved with winning by the way and one is trash talk. See when you win and talk trash you are still better, but when you lose and talk trash you are just a clemsux fan.

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cbh1961 January 5, 2014 at 4:13 pm

We beat you!

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obvious January 5, 2014 at 7:02 pm

We beat you.

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0-5 January 5, 2014 at 9:05 pm

In-5tate rivalry at it5 fine5t. Congrat5 to Clem5on on 5uch a well-played game again5t Ohio state.

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Benjamin Stackz Derrick January 13, 2014 at 1:08 pm

You sound butthurt. Might I suggest some hemorrhoid cream for that?

Validity is based on the perceiver. I hope you keep Dabo for forever. He is a great cheerleader! I am far from crying… Once again, we’ve played a tough schedule in the toughest conference in the nation and have fought for 11 wins – for the second year in a row.

You can keep your 16 mil – (Pickens needs it) – and your (now) worthless BCS trophy (playoffs begin son) – it will serve you well for a dust collector.

I never not once whined?

The ACC played in one more bowl game than the SEC, and the SEC STILL bested your overall wins by 3 – with Carolina notching up one of those! :)

#ConferenceSupremacy

And go ahead and tell me again how we ride the coat tails of the SEC…
I love that part. We were once the team that fell behind the pack, now we are up front, LEADERS.

But it’s ok. I understand why you’re cursing at me. I used to be sad and disappointed also, but never quite reached your level of disrespect, even for Clemson fans. Take a lesson in respect and manners.

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Conway January 4, 2014 at 2:33 pm

Love Clemson, hate Dabo. He is embarrassing.

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Ralph Hightower January 4, 2014 at 2:46 pm

USC was hampered by the BCS restriction of no more than four conference teams appearing in a BCS Championship Bowl game. How many teams did the NCC (North Carolina Conference), aka ACC, field in championship bowl games?
Agreed, the ACC is inferior.

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Squishy123 January 4, 2014 at 3:15 pm

Since Dirtpecker U was not in the Top 4, how were they restricted? Were they even in the Top 4 of SEC teams at the time of selection?

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Andrew Musgrove January 4, 2014 at 6:13 pm

Yes, actually they were number 3. After the SEC championship, mizzou had one more loss in the sec, so auburn, bama, usc

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Squishy123 January 5, 2014 at 9:35 am

So you’re counting after two teams have played one more game giving one team one more loss? How about at the end of the season when each team has played the same number of games? By your numbers a team that’s 11-2 is a worse team than a 11-1 team even though the second was sitting at home watching the first play on television.

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jackson January 4, 2014 at 6:59 pm

only two per conference can be in BCS bowl INCLUDING national championship so only one team in the conventional BCS games allowed and that was Alabama.

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Squishy123 January 5, 2014 at 12:13 pm

Followed by Missouri, then Auburn, then Dirtpecker U. I have to laugh at SEC fans who think they should occupy all 8 slots.

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Frequent Guest January 4, 2014 at 3:16 pm

No more than 2, not 4.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein January 4, 2014 at 5:40 pm

How many teams did the NCC (North Carolina Conference), aka ACC, field in championship bowl games?

Two.
Just like the mighty SEC.
The ACC is 1 – 0.
The SEC is 0 – 1.

Care to take a guess what the records will be Tuesday morning?

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vaughag January 5, 2014 at 12:00 am

SEC East is inferior

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Robert Altman January 4, 2014 at 2:57 pm

I guess that dumb comment by the classless Steve Grumpy old man Spurier was just fine. Forgetting of course that Clemson out classes USC and Spiderier (sic) at just about every thing else including facilities, Academics, location for a stadium, student achievement, SAT entrance scores, number of bowl victories overall, number of wins over USC overall, etc etc etc. Dabo Swiney can say and do whatever he wants because he knows (and so do we) that Clemson will forever and always be a cut above anything else at USC. Go ahead, Bash Dabo all you want…we know we have the better coach and person in Dabo…and we know where the REAL University of SC is located…and its not in that industrial dumpland they call Columbia.

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Squishy123 January 4, 2014 at 3:13 pm

Hey, hey, hey… that’s way too much factual information for Dirtpecker fans to comprehend all at one time.

Next time if they spend time beating powerhouse Tennessee instead of looking past them they’ll have less to bitch about.

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JJ January 4, 2014 at 6:32 pm

Ride that SEC conference crutch much?

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carls jr January 4, 2014 at 6:50 pm

Still not a Clemson though, right Pussy123?

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Squishy123 January 4, 2014 at 8:35 pm

Can you say that again… in English this time please?

scownscu January 4, 2014 at 10:07 pm

High five! Two things are guaranteed -a loss to cCarolina and flat st every year taters!

Squishy123 January 4, 2014 at 10:49 pm

And the Dirtpecker U. vs Vanderbilt/Tennessee will be a nail-biter.

Squishy123 January 4, 2014 at 8:35 pm

You call it a crutch, I call it a hump Dirtpecker U. can’t get over.

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Hammer January 5, 2014 at 1:56 pm

JJ: SC has ridden Clemson like a rented mule the last five years though. High Five. Enjoy the next year thinking of those five losses in a row to USC.

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Squishy123 January 5, 2014 at 2:41 pm

Enjoy thinking of what could have been had Dirtpecker U. beat powerhouse Tennessee. That has to be an awful expensive loss.

cbh1961 January 5, 2014 at 7:59 pm

Now I got it……..you blew the whole Vol team…..that’s why you like them so much! WE BEAT YOU!

Squishy123 January 6, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Define “we” and “you” before making such a broad statement.

cbh1961 January 5, 2014 at 7:57 pm

Who’s bitching? What’s it feel like to be beaten by “dirtpeckers” 5 years in a row?

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Squishy123 January 6, 2014 at 3:45 pm

I wasn’t beaten so I really don’t care.

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Norma Scok January 4, 2014 at 3:33 pm

If the way you speak of others shows your level of class as well as Clem5ons (or lack there of) I am not sure anyone gives a damn about what you have to say. And by the way head to head Spurrier owns Dabo, and has more overall wins too and that’s how you judge a coach when they don’t compete in the same conference, so you obviously aren’t too bright either. Doesn’t speak to highly about that comment about “student achievement” you made if you in fact attended Clem5on. Don’t forget this back and forth started with Dabo’s “classy” rant over something he in correctly thought Spurrier said 2 years ago (funny he had nothing to do with any accomplishment he was bragging about either)and since he was already Spurrier’s bitch, all he could do was talk. Spurrier can talk, walk, and win.

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bobby bueche January 4, 2014 at 8:32 pm

Haha “the way you speak of others?” Only south carolina fans use demeaning words to represent the name of our university….clemsux? Clem5on? Are you 9 years old?

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brigh January 5, 2014 at 12:24 am

No just a better football team

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vaughag January 5, 2014 at 12:03 am

Slurrier can drink, drink and drink some more.

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Gillon January 4, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Now don’t get so upset. We all understand that you can’t help it and can’t hide the fact that Nikki Haley graduated from Clemson.

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James Evans January 4, 2014 at 9:19 pm

Please tell me you aren’t bragging about Nikki Haley.

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Robert Whitaker January 4, 2014 at 5:20 pm

Robert Altman if Clemson “has the better coach and person in Dabo”, why has Dabo lost 5 straight to the Gamecocks? Are you saying that Carolina has better players? What I think is that not only does Carolina have the better players, they also have the better head coach.

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Douglas E. Jackson January 4, 2014 at 8:06 pm

We are the real USC. We were a school before they were a state, genius.

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the govnah January 4, 2014 at 8:34 pm

And im the governor of SC i just cant legally do anything….. good one.

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Squishy123 January 4, 2014 at 8:36 pm

Tell that to the rest of the country that says USC is in Kalifornia.

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Brad Smyly January 4, 2014 at 10:12 pm

You mean the rest of the country that thinks Clemson is in West Virginia. LOL

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abc123 January 4, 2014 at 9:55 pm

sorry to burst your bubble but Southern Cal started playing football in 1888, while South Carolina didn’t start playing in 1892. So they are the real USC, they had it first, sorry

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cbh1961 January 5, 2014 at 8:02 pm

Dumbass, the USC was founded in 1801. Well before Univ. of Southern California. Football has nothing to do with the name of the school.

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Robert Gardner January 5, 2014 at 10:48 am

WE BEAT YOU!

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cbh1961 January 5, 2014 at 7:54 pm

After all of your diatribe……………….WE BEAT YOU!

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Squishy123 January 4, 2014 at 3:12 pm

So what other SC school has won a BCS bowl game?

Spurrier talks shit and people add it to their signature line, before he came to Dirtpecker U. he was the most hated coach in the SEC according to Dirtpecker fans. But Dirtpecker fans are known for being bandwagon fans.

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GrandTango January 4, 2014 at 3:16 pm

You’d be lucky to go 6-6 playing an SEC schedule. You can run your mouths, because most weekends are vs Md. Wake or BC.

Clemson is lower level college football. You get airtime on the past, but modern-day, you are below SC’s level…

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Squishy123 January 4, 2014 at 4:57 pm

Who is “you”? You think I’m a Clemson fan? I just tolerate their fans a whole lot more than than Dirtpecker U. fans.

Maybe Dirtpecker U. fans should worry more about winning their conference than bitching about the ACC. It’s pretty clear that Dirtpecker U. is outmatched in the SEC. The only time they can win half of the SEC is when it’s a rebuilding year for every other team in their division.

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Andrew Musgrove January 4, 2014 at 6:05 pm

Where DID you go? Because if it wasn’t Clemson ill come shove that Dirtpecker U trash right down your throat. Really, outmatched? 11-2 for 3 years in a row…just terrible! And yes, Spurrier can make a jab, because he has the stats to back it up. The only thing Dabo has ever done against SC was win the first year with a team that wasn’t even his, and started a string of trash talk he hasn’t once backed up on the field. And the rest of the nation can see that, and that’s why Dabo would get shit for saying it when spurrier won’t

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vaughag January 5, 2014 at 12:08 am

How did that Redskin gig workout for Slurrier

mark sebshe January 5, 2014 at 12:31 am

Seriously? You guys are really getting desperate. I can play. How about Danny Ford cheating? How about WVA ass stomping? How about Dabo losing his virginity to a sock puppet. You guys are embarrassing yourselves.

Squishy123 January 5, 2014 at 9:26 am

How did Spurrier go from the most hated coach in the country by Dirtpecker U. fans to their savior? Typical bandwagon fans year after year. They’re already talking national championship next year.

Rebuilding. Hunn? January 4, 2014 at 6:29 pm

Funny how Clemson fans can say we can only win only when every one else is rebuilding.? How many years is it going to take them to rebuild? Last 4 years we have gone 26-6 in conference. How many top 25 programs have been the 26 how many top 25 programs have Clemson beat in the past 4 seasons in conference ??? Think on it.

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Squishy123 January 5, 2014 at 9:27 am

26-6 and still no conference championship, that SEC West is just too tough I guess. Getting beat out by a rookie team that last year Dirtpecker fans were saying weren’t good enough because they weren’t in the SEC.

cbh1961 January 5, 2014 at 8:36 pm

Yeah, your argument is so dead-on seeing how USC is 186 in the toughest conference in the country over the last three years and own a win over an undefeated and #1 ranked Bama team. WE BEAT YOU!

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Squishy123 January 6, 2014 at 3:50 pm

Still can’t win a conference championship. You’re kind of like a perpetual bridesmaid.

Squishy123 January 4, 2014 at 4:57 pm

One word… Tennessee.

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carls jr January 4, 2014 at 6:54 pm

Five words: You are a Clemson fan.

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Squishy123 January 5, 2014 at 12:06 pm

Five, did you have to count your number of teeth or the number of flat tires on your house to make that comment?

cbh1961 January 5, 2014 at 8:34 pm

WE BEAT YOU! Now go brush the VOL pubes out of your full set of teeth!

skull January 4, 2014 at 6:54 pm

One word FIVE.

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Squishy123 January 4, 2014 at 10:52 pm

Charlie Strong was just named the head coach at Texas, Dirtpecker U. fans are in a panic because they thought Charlie would come back when the ol’ ball sack decides to hang up his visor.

Derek Evans January 4, 2014 at 7:18 pm

seeing as we’ve beat Auburn two years in a row, LSU and UGA and you yardbirds have NEVER beat Auburn….I think Clemson would fair just fine in the Shit Eaters Conference

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GrandTango January 4, 2014 at 9:24 pm

We I read Tater IDIOTS like you…It makes that FiVE in a Row,,,so SWEET!!!!!…Dumb@$$…

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Squishy123 January 5, 2014 at 12:07 pm

Is Tennessee going around making One in a Row t-shirts?

vaughag January 5, 2014 at 12:06 am

Not in the SEC East. The east is a joke

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GrandTango January 4, 2014 at 3:13 pm

While I see OSU and Clemson as teams that DID NOT belong in a BCS bowl…I can stomach it, even Clemson winning… because SC owns them, and will for a while to come….

But I was embarrassed for the state of SC and Clemson University, as their petty little redneck coach wet his panties last night, attacking the refs.

Truth is: Shuey should be suspended for 3 games for that Cheap Shot on the OSU QB. So Dabo had no case.

Also: FITS is correct here. Dabo has an obvious inferiority complex, and he knows as soon a Morris goes, he will struggle to keep his job, even vs the weaklings of the ACC…Spurrier owns him, and he can’t stand it. And he cannot do anything about it, either…

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justin.r23 January 4, 2014 at 6:22 pm

explain to me how Carolina owns Clemson. besides the 5peat. bc weve 5peated 3 different times and beat you 7 in a row. im 23 and could be in my late 40s if yall win until then and you still wouldn’t be tied. come on. good 5 years for yall but its comin.

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JJ January 4, 2014 at 6:37 pm

How many of those 7 in a row do you remember?

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TontoBubbaGoldstein January 4, 2014 at 6:40 pm

How many of those 7 in a row do you remember?

Soooo…. uh ….when’s the cutoff point where it becomes *history* and doesn’t count anymore?

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Derek Evans January 4, 2014 at 7:16 pm

anything before 2009 doesn’t count because that’s when the coots FINALLY started playing football

JJ January 4, 2014 at 7:49 pm

Well if the 30s mean that much to you go ahead and celebrate.

Torch January 4, 2014 at 6:43 pm

And they played at USC on Big Thursday in those years.

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Skull January 4, 2014 at 6:52 pm

Might want double check those records chief…. CU only has one 7 game streak & zero “5peats”… CU has multiple 4 game streaks

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Cush January 4, 2014 at 11:56 pm

If you have a 7 peat, you also own a five peat. I know this numbers and counting thing is difficult.

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cbh1961 January 5, 2014 at 8:08 pm

The 7 peat was also in like the 1920’s before most anyone on the Earth today was born. Irrelevant! I’ll take the last five years over some crap from 90 years ago! How depserate can you be to pull that crap out! WE BEAT YOU!

Cush January 6, 2014 at 4:39 am

Calendars and dates must be a junior level course at USC. Actually it was from 1934-40. I know this numbers thing is difficult for you too.

And it’s the only thing you have to hang your hat on. A 5 game win streak. No championships, no division crowns, no BCS bowls, no accolades, no recognition, no nothing. That’s just sad.

brigh January 4, 2014 at 8:18 pm

Don’t talk about games that’s Clemson win before you werea fetus.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein January 5, 2014 at 11:57 am

Fair enough.

Clemson 29 wins, Sakerlina 20 wins, 1 tie.

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GrandTango January 4, 2014 at 9:18 pm

Ok…sorry;;;Spurrier OWNS Dabo..and I LMAO every time I see Dabo throw one of his silly little annual tantrums…it is so funny…

Hope that makes you feel better…Hahahaha…

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Joey Rogers January 4, 2014 at 9:01 pm

Shuey had cheapshots on Miller? Have you ever played football? Powder puff doesn’t count. They were legitimate football hits. If you think those were cheap shots, you need to quit watching football unless you are in with Goodell and wanting football to become a pansy sport.

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GrandTango January 4, 2014 at 9:17 pm

Why did he get penalized, if legitimate???

Miller is not all that good a QB…but Clemson likely loses if you don’t hurt him. So you took him out, in effect. That’s pretty dirty.

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Joey Rogers January 4, 2014 at 9:44 pm

He got penalized because of Horrible refs and rules that is turning the game into flag football. Last I checked he played the whole game except for one play. Getting hurt in football what a concept. That is part of the game.

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Brad Smyly January 4, 2014 at 10:17 pm

Did you even listen to the announcers for the game? They agreed that the hit deserved to be flagged. Do you think it was all some conspiracy against Clemson? Once Shuey hit him he tried to drive him through the ground. It was a dirty hit.

Cush January 4, 2014 at 11:59 pm

Oh you mean that retard Matt Millen? A shitty announcer and even shitter NFL GM. He had OSU’s dick all the way in his mouth for 4 hours last night. He was even screaming that the last interception wasn’t an interception. If I heard him say buckaroo one more GD time I was going to mail him a turd.

GrandTango January 5, 2014 at 10:30 am

sHUEY WAS targeting AN OPPONENT, TRYING TO PUT HIM OUT OF THE GAME. That is dirty and the epitome of Clemson football. You are a filthy program…and you squeal to high heaven over nothing…but complain like tiny babies when you get called on the crap your coaches teach…
Clemson has a reputation as a Cheater, aside from being powder-puff…and you will try to win at all costs…
You have sold your soul…and it’s why most fans who know you…see Clemson as a disgrace to college football. Dabo is too…

cbh1961 January 5, 2014 at 8:17 pm

Dumbass Joey….you just said it yourself “rules that is tuning the game……..” It’s a rule, he should have been penalized! WE BEAT YOU!

Cush January 6, 2014 at 5:14 am

Did your dad bang a parrot? All you can do is say the same shit over and over. We’re talking about the Orange Bowl and here comes dipshit saying some irrelevant ass shit over and over.

Cush January 4, 2014 at 11:54 pm

How is a perfect form tackle with your shoulder a cheap shot? I guess you’re supposed to cradle and carry him gently to the ground like a baby right? Anyway… How the fuck are they gonna suspend a graduating player retard?

It all my 30 years of watching football and playing for 8, I’ve never seen a penalty for “Placing his weight” down on an opponent. That was a perfect hit/tackle. Guess the OSU alumni paid a pretty penny for that call.

It’s people like you bitching all the time that have turned the sport into pussy ball. I bet you’ve never even set foot on a football field as a player.

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Becky Merck January 5, 2014 at 12:21 am

At least gamecocks admit when 1 of our players have taken cheap shots which we don’t condone having some class,, but you clemson fans totally deny your players EVER do anything wrong. Right before he hit the QB he lowered his head and it sure looked like he was trying to get away with spearing ! I would have liked to have seen that play from another angle, i think that would have proved me right. I saw clemson take alot of cheap shots during the game. I’m glad you’re keeping dumbo, he fits right in with clemson fans,,,, delusional !!!

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Cush January 5, 2014 at 2:59 am

Typical Gamecock fan… dumb as a box of hammers yet thinks they are a know-it-all. A spear is when a defensive player makes a tackle that leads with the crown of his helmet into the offensive player, not the shoulder. How about you actually know what you’re talking about before you open your trap?

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Becky Merck January 5, 2014 at 12:22 pm

go back and watch the hit if you recorded the game,, I did,, because I knew they would be alot of clemson denials over penalties, whinning over penalties that you think should have been called on Ohio,, and you have proven me right.Just like I said if they would have shown the hit from another angle you would have seen his helmet hit FIRST, am I wrong if he led with his helmet,,,, is that NOT called spearing???? Even if he didn’t he still took a cheap shot and you clemson fans will not admit it!

Cush January 6, 2014 at 5:07 am

Wait, you, a Gamecock fan, recorded an entire Clemson game on DVR for the sole purpose that some Clemson fans may or may not debate the merits of a call on the field? Oh I believe that when me shit turns purple and smells like rainbow sherbet. The second the ball left Miller’s hand, Shuey drilled him into the turf with a perfect form tackle. That’s not a penalty, that’s smash mouth football. It’s the way the game was intended to be played. Stop trying to pussify the fucking game.

Anyway, back to your lies. Dude, you can stop spewing bullshit at anytime now. I’m going to have to get some hip-waders if you don’t stop. It’s gettin’ deep! Shouldn’t you be making sandwiches anyway?

cbh1961 January 5, 2014 at 8:12 pm

Hey ahole……..even the announcers said it was wrong! WE BEAT YOU! Oh, my guess is you played end, guard and tackle……sat on the END of the bench, GUARDing the waterbucket and TACLING anyone that got near it! LOSER! WE BEAT YOU!

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cb January 5, 2014 at 8:14 pm

TACKLING

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Cush January 6, 2014 at 4:57 am

But, but, but… we beat you herpa derpa!!! That’s all I can say because I’m a limp dicked retard named cbh1961 and can’t think.

Guard and tackle thing… that’s funny. Last time I heard that I laughed so hard I fell off my dinosaur.

I’m surprised the announcer, Matt Millen, could even say anything while he was tossing OSU’s salad. A shitty NFL GM and even shittier announcer. He makes Joe Buck sound like Al Michaels. Even my friend’s wife, who doesn’t even watch college football, said the announcers and refs were biased as hell. She even made the comment about watching the game on mute. If I heard buckaroo one more GD time, I was going to mail Millen a turd.

The 2 sideline infractions ring a bell? Meyer had his finger in the ref’s face, no flag. Or the phantom “throat slash” against Beasley? Or the “driving the weight” call against Shuey? Did you even watch the game or were you too busy funneling Metamucil?

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idcydm January 4, 2014 at 3:33 pm

Spurrier: “Will be the 14th time I’ve coached in Neyland Stadium. … I’ve coached there more than some of their head coaches.”

Sometimes you can back up your trash talk…sometimes you can’t and It cost them a BCS bowl bid.

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cluxfems5nite January 4, 2014 at 3:58 pm

why so emotional about the one thing they can hang there hat on? it’s not like they’ve been able to beat us the last five attempts. I kind of like the harmless jabbing back and forth now that both teams are among the nations best. it’d only be ridiculous if we were hearing it from a 7-6 team.

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Scrappy January 4, 2014 at 4:10 pm

Spurrrier fired the first shot with his “smart ass” comment during USC’s trophy presentation. That statement provoked Dabo’s comments i’m sure. Don’t dish the shit if you can’t take it. Dabo just happened to have a few million more people watching his comments.

Good season Gamecocks! There is always next year;)

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Rock out w/ your Gamecock out January 4, 2014 at 5:10 pm

Lol there’s always next year? Is that Clemson’s motto? Oh, but next year I’ll be able to hold up 5 fingers on one hand and my middle finger on the other when the Cocks stomp the Taters… for the 1,2,3,4,5 and 6th time. And your coach is an embarrassing cry baby that lost his team 30 yards last night. How humiliating. How unfortunate that the “few extra million more people” saw that show.

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carls jr January 4, 2014 at 6:55 pm

True. Spurrier is witty. Dabo’s garbage is pre-programmed and fed to him. No original thought.

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skull January 4, 2014 at 6:56 pm

Dabo fired the first shot several years ago with the Tweet that, etc…. He still can’t back it years later…. Maybe next year he can

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brigh January 4, 2014 at 8:23 pm

Yeah scrappy been saying “always next year” for 5 years . USC is the second youngest team in fbs. Clemson is going to lose as long as Spurrier is coaching.

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mark sebshe January 5, 2014 at 12:19 am

I actually agree with you that SOS provoked Dabo, but that doesn’t mean Dabo should’ve taken the bait. And here’s the problem. SOS’s jab was true and relevant. Dabo’s, while factually true, is misleading for all the reasons the article states. The rules prevented the Orange (or Fiesta, for that matter) from taking another SEC team. Do any of you Tiger fans really think had the rules been otherwise those bowls would not have chosen USC over Clemson? They definitely would have. Clemson made it to the Orange Bowl not because it had the better team, but because it was NOT in the SEC. That’s what make’s Dabo’s comment so stupid.

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Becky Merck January 5, 2014 at 12:48 am

I can’t get mad at you clemson fans because ya’ll literally make me laugh my butt off!! Seriously !!! All Spurrier said was it was also great to win the state championship , which was a fact, and did not embarrass the state of sc like dabo,,dumbo only makes his self look stupid, dabo’s statement sounded pathetic which was noted in the article above,, he couldn’t come up with something better???? Everyone that is not a clemson fan laughs at him “AND” scrappy, dabo started it 2 years ago when he not only trashed spurrier for something he did not say or do ( which was proven later) but trashed the football team and the university of south carolina when he was ranting and raving, spit coming out of his mouth like a mad man !!!!!! LMBO Oh yeah , just to show how classless he is, after he found out that his info was not true about spurrier, he NEVER offered an apology to the university, spurrier or our football team for the horrible things he said nor did clemson university make him. The rest of the country saw this and that is why he is a joke and people laugh at him and his emotional breakdowns in front of the entire country.

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cbh January 5, 2014 at 8:20 pm

WE BEAT YOU! Guess your season sucked as well!

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Carol January 4, 2014 at 5:10 pm

Not to mention the fact that South Carolina’s facilities, Academics stadium are all better than Clemson’s – what kind of dream world are you living in? Spurrier has so much class – at least he only bragged about the “state Championship” to a small crowd in the rain who greeted the team when they returned. Only local TV affiliates were there. Didn’t make a big fool of himself on national TV like Dabo did. And when you walk the walk, then you can talk the talk. Good article by FITS – for a change.

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Scrappy January 4, 2014 at 8:26 pm

Surely you jest! Academics? Stadium? Must have never seen the West End Zone or the new indoor practice facility and sure as hell never stepped foot in Memorial Stadium. If you had you would realize what a DUMP Willie Brice really is! Academics, stadium! Lol. Amazing

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Cush January 5, 2014 at 12:08 am

Gamecock fans trademark move – make up facts to suit your argument.

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Taylor January 4, 2014 at 9:40 pm

You do realize Clemson is ranked 21st among public institutions academically while South Carolina is not even in the top 50.

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Brad Smyly January 4, 2014 at 10:28 pm

He’s referring to the Dodie Academic Center which is for athletes. It is a pretty big deal and one of the top facilities of its kind in all of the country.

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Squishy123 January 4, 2014 at 11:01 pm

Multi-million dollar study hall. I didn’t realize a Sociology major was so grueling that they needed such a facility staffed with dozens of tutors for these scholar-athletes.

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cbh1961 January 5, 2014 at 8:24 pm

They actually have to go to class at USC! WE BEAT YOU!

Cush January 6, 2014 at 5:21 am

There is he is again. I bet you rode the short bus to school and were enrolled in the “special classes.” I can see it now. Teacher’s up writing math problems on the board, other kids are trying to learn multiplication, and your water-headed ass is at the back of the class yelling out, “I learned how to poop yesterday!” “We beat you!” “DERRRRR!!!”

Squishy123 January 4, 2014 at 11:04 pm

So you missed the post-game interview with the visor tosser where he stated the same thing on national television.

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TroilusMeetsCressida January 4, 2014 at 5:15 pm

Clemson sucks Dabo’s weeny. He is such a bitch.

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Jillian January 4, 2014 at 5:15 pm

Spurrier now owns permanent residence, rent free, in the minds of Coach Swinney and many Clemson fans. Comments by all attest to that fact.

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USC Alum - CLEMSON PROUD January 5, 2014 at 10:18 am

Then why is it that all Spurrier and South Carolina fans talk about is Clemson? I think it might be the other way around.

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Roger Sterling January 4, 2014 at 5:16 pm

If your argument about why your football program is better involves the world “classy” then you obviously don’t understand how intangible adjectives work. Or, to translate it so our Clemson readers can understand it, “duuuuuurrrrr…you don’t word good.” 5 years in a row for the Culture vs Agriculture Bowl > sneaking your way into a BCS game.

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Smirks January 4, 2014 at 5:16 pm

Poor Dabo, that BCS win dun gone to his head. Oh well, whatever takes the sting off five straight losses to USC and their royal beating by West Virginia. A winner is you!

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Jmoody January 4, 2014 at 5:29 pm

There’s a reason why Clemson has the highest paid AC staff in the nation. Dabo doesn’t coach shit!! He cheerleads with a headset and gameplans. Congrats you beat an overrated OSU team! Score 40 in a BCS game and can’t score no more then 17 in 5seasons, Watkins has NEVER scored against SCAR. I even asked a Clemsux fan and he said “Boyd will be known as a average QB because he never beat SCAR.” The jabs are fine because we know who the real Carolina, real USC and the true SC team is!!

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CNSYD January 4, 2014 at 7:34 pm

Clemson does NOT have the highest paid AC staff in the nation. They don’t even have the highest in the ACC. The ACC highest happens to be Duke.

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Cush January 5, 2014 at 12:06 am

Gamecock fans

Average height – 5’6″
Average weight – 294 pounds
Average education length – 4 years
Average IQ – 74
Trademark move – make up facts to suit your argument.

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brigh January 5, 2014 at 12:28 am

That’s irrelevant. Still been a better football team over the last 5 years with a better record the last 3 in the sec. Not the all chappy conference

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Hammer January 5, 2014 at 1:52 pm

Cush, that description sounds like your mom only you forgot to mention she has no teeth. High Five

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cbh January 5, 2014 at 8:04 pm

Here’s a fact……………5-0! WE BEAT YOU!

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TontoBubbaGoldstein January 4, 2014 at 5:29 pm

Check yourself, Homes!

“We are the first team from the state of South Carolina to ever win a BCS game”

Sakerlina fans that want to argue and whine about this FACT are either morons or pretty damn insecure.

We are also the ONLY team from SC that will ever win a BCS game.

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JJ January 4, 2014 at 6:34 pm

Only school to ever give up 70 in any bowl game too.

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Alan January 4, 2014 at 8:05 pm

Only one team from SC has gone 0 and 21! But, wtf does that have to do with anything!?! Just like what does having 70 points scored on us! All of you need to grow up and just pull for your team, not focus on everyone else’s!

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jackson January 4, 2014 at 6:39 pm

No big deal… just pointing out a couple simple facts with no contention or ill will intended. The BCS ranks teams and hosts four bowl games. This system caps (obviously) the amount of bids one conference can get. I know we all know this but here is the kicker that some people don’t get: the actual system that puts Clemson in a BCS game rates South Carolina a better team. I know lots of people get on here and say “we’re better than them yack, yack, yack…” This is a fact… The BCS has ranked South Carolina Higher than Clemson every year that Clemson has made it to a BCS bowl game. The answer isn’t that SC shouldn’t have lost those two games because Clemson lost two games and made it to a BCS game themselves. It is a fact that SC is 2-0 against BCS bowl winners this year AND 3-0 against the end of season top 10. South Carolina had five wins against teams with bowl victories while Clemson had 1 and that was 7-6 Syracuse. Ohio State did not beat a top 25 team all year. All that said, I believe Clemson is an elite team with star power and I also think they get a raw deal being stuck in the same division with Fla State when they would probably play each other every year for the ACC championship if they were in the other division. Please read and respond with your real reaction to these facts. Thank you

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TontoBubbaGoldstein January 4, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Don’t disagree with anything that you wrote. Y’all have obviously had our number the past 5 years.
FWIW, TBG thinks we’ll have a good chance beat y’all by double digits next year…but FSU will destroy us in Tallahassee.

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Brad Smyly January 4, 2014 at 10:24 pm

Clemson’s best shot at beating South Carolina was in 2013. Taj Boyd is gone. Sammy Watkins is gone. Starting running back, he’s gone too. Vic Beasley is likely gone too. South Carolina’s streak will at least run to 7. After that it’s all speculation.

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vaughag January 5, 2014 at 12:22 am

The fact that Boyd and Shaw have graduated means the streak will probably end. You will never, ever replace the production that Shaw had. Cole Stoudt would have played better than Boyd

Squishy123 January 5, 2014 at 2:46 pm

Wasn’t 2013 the Dirtpecker’s best shot at winning the national championship. Shaw is gone, Clowney is gone, Ellington is gone. Next year they start a quarterback that has played about 4 quarters this whole year.

Brad Smyly January 6, 2014 at 10:13 am

the same QB that is 1-0 against your Tigers. South Carolina returns all but 1 offensive lineman, an experienced senior QB and one of the best runningbacks in the whole country. USC may not have the edge rushers they’ve had in the recent past but the middle of the line is stout and deep. It’ll be another good year for Carolina in 2014

Squishy123 January 6, 2014 at 3:47 pm

Who are the other teams you’re playing bringing back? Is it going to be another down year for the SEC East?

Robert Walker January 4, 2014 at 10:27 pm

And we The USC Won 2 National championships in any major sport? Did clemsux ?

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vaughag January 5, 2014 at 12:23 am

Nobody gives a shit about a NC in anything other than football

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Squishy123 January 5, 2014 at 2:47 pm

I think Clemson has won a national championship or two in its history and not all in 2nd or 3rd tier sports.

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cbh1961 January 5, 2014 at 9:15 pm

Football 1, soccer1, and I think golf 1. But soccer and golf aren’t 2nd or 3rd tier at Clemsux! USC Baseball 2, women’s track 1, equestrian 1 Clemson 1 in a major sport, USC 2 Clemson 3

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Robert Walker January 5, 2014 at 9:53 pm

Sorry check your clemson history if you are a clemson fan. 1 National Championship. Basketball and Baseball are not 2nd and 3rd tier sports. You must be thinking like Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, etc…Do some research before you post.

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Squishy123 January 6, 2014 at 3:49 pm

Dirtpecker U. has a national basketball championship? I don’t recall which year that could be.

And yes, Dirtpecker basketball is Tier II basketball.

Robert Walker January 6, 2014 at 5:41 pm

Dirtpecker? Real good choice of a word. We know now who got their education from. If i remember correctly must be that school in the upstate that studies farm animals and wears colors orange and purple.

TontoBubbaGoldstein January 7, 2014 at 4:07 pm

And yes, Dirtpecker basketball is Tier II basketball.

You are being generous.

cbh1961 January 5, 2014 at 8:28 pm

How about this fact….Clemson is the only SC team to lose a BCS game….in record fash add! WE BEAT YOU!

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TontoBubbaGoldstein January 5, 2014 at 10:48 pm

Absolutely.

What’s your point?

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Cush January 6, 2014 at 5:23 am

It’s his only point sir. He’s what we like to call “retarded” and can’t think for himself.

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shaytay29067 January 4, 2014 at 5:35 pm

Wow so its classy for Spurrier to poke a jab at Dabo after Carolinas bowl win…wheres the double standard here! Dabo only spoke the truth.. Where is Gamecocks BCS Bowl??

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9" January 4, 2014 at 5:37 pm

Let’s play ball.Baseball.

Does Dabo buy his suits at,Wal Mart?

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Squishy123 January 5, 2014 at 12:17 pm

I hear the ol’ ball sack is too cheap to even buy his own visors, that he insists that the school provide him with them.

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jeremy January 4, 2014 at 5:37 pm

This site is dumb and musr have missed spurriers jab at clemson a few day before

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Mike Britt January 4, 2014 at 5:45 pm

…and now we have to hear how the program at Clem5on is “back” and how they are gonna win the National Championship next year.

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Benjamin Stackz Derrick January 4, 2014 at 6:00 pm

It boils down to this: Current success. Recruits hardly ever look at the distant past records as to choosing what program they will play for. For the most part South Carolina produces annually about 1 or 2 elite players. USC has owned in-state recruiting for the longest time. Clemson couldn’t get Stephon (Gilmore) to stay put up around Rock Hill – Clemson’s back yard, right? Everybody in the nation knows that the ACC is a second-rate conference when it comes to football. I’ve heard all of Clemson’s arguments before, multitudes of times – and it is beginning to grow old. Come up with new material to entertain me please.

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Roger January 4, 2014 at 7:01 pm

I agree with u and ESPN says it often,that the ACC is WEAK! FYI,I’m from Rock Hill and Columbia is closer than Clemson!

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RH January 4, 2014 at 8:36 pm

I agree with most everything you are saying except the whole “Rock Hill is in Clemson’s backyard.” Rock Hill is 2 and a half hours from Clemson. And it isn’t an easy trip. Rock Hill is a quick, easy hour down Interstate 77 to Columbia. I live in RH and it is easier for me to get to Chucktown (all major interstate highway) than Clemson. Other than that, your comments are spot on.

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Benjamin Stackz Derrick January 5, 2014 at 12:37 am

Very true! I apologize that I left that out. South Carolina has had many recruits from the Rock Hill area. ie – Ko Simpson, Jonathan Joseph, (Stephon Gilmore) etc. (these are the only two I remember because it has been a while and I think they came in together in the same class or close to it).

However the point I was making was that Clemson can’t even get top-notch players from the upstate to stick to them whenever they’re recruited by the Gamecocks.

I hope this clears it up, and thank you for the compliment RH. :)

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vaughag January 5, 2014 at 12:25 am

SEC East is a second rate division that rides the SEC West coattails

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Shortstop007 January 4, 2014 at 6:06 pm

I am a big Gamecock fan, and I actually have no problem with Dabo jabbing back at Spurrier. That’s the little “head game” they play with each other. Fans need to quit getting their panties in a wad about it and just sit back and enjoy the show.

However, if you are going to jab, at least make it worthy! Good sense should dictate that you don’t lay claim to winning a bowl in a BCS system that is so flawed, it goes away after this season…..OR even being the recipient of a system that forces into a bowl a team with far less superior talent, record, and schedule difficulty than many other more deserving teams. Sure, brag about your 11-win season or even your win over OSU, but bragging about a “gimme” entrance into a BCS bowl that you didn’t deserve only highlights the fact that you should have never been there in the first place.

I don’t hate Clemson, but Dabo……well, he always sounds like a some goob who is about two steps behind. His amateurish attempts at sparring with people who do it so much better than him only make him look silly. He does Clemson no favors with his “country come to town” schtick.

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bgreg4 January 4, 2014 at 6:07 pm

All he is doing is selling tickets and has nothing to do with who is better. This shouldnt even be an article. Spurrier and Dabo jab at each other because they know its bringing in revenue.

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bgreg4 January 4, 2014 at 6:10 pm

And dont fool yourself if you think Spurrier wouldn’t do the same thing if he was on the other end.

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cuvinny January 4, 2014 at 6:17 pm

So much mad here. State Championships are great and all (I’ve experience plenty of those in my life) but doesn’t come close to bringing home an Orange Bowl Trophy. Maybe we have a trophy for the game so you have something to put on the shelf besides a bunch of blooming onions.

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Squishy123 January 5, 2014 at 12:23 pm

The only people who remember state championships are dirtpeckers and taters.

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Same ol' Same ol' January 4, 2014 at 6:21 pm

Whole lotta shit talk goin’ on here… to be expected, for sure.
I can say one thing about Dabo and his program. He runs a really good youth football camp. Don’t know how much he actually has to do with it, but it’s a camp you’d do well to send your football playing kids to.

I haven’t a clue about USC, don’t live too close to there. Hope they do the same.

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KevDaddy January 4, 2014 at 8:28 pm

Coach Swinney is very involved with his camp. He’s in the middle at all times running drills, exercising, meeting and talking with kids, etc. best of all are the former and current players that work the camp. Guys like Jeff Davis, Keith Adams, Woody Dantzler, many others make it a great experience. I highly recommend to any parents regardless of who you pull for. Go Tigers!

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Rick David January 4, 2014 at 6:24 pm

So playing in the SEC is inhibiting South Carolina from playing in big time games? Because “other SEC teams are great”? I couldn’t make a better excuse if I tried. Does the SEC hand out participation awards for SEC teams that are great but seem to get passed over every year?

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Brad Smyly January 4, 2014 at 10:32 pm

The SEC didn’t inhibit South Carolina. The NCAA did with that stupid rule allowing only 2 teams from a conference to play in BCS games. They should just take the top-10 teams and let them play each other. It’s that easy.

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Tigerdamsal January 4, 2014 at 6:26 pm

I know you probably wrote this out of bitterness because Clemson is the only SC team to ever win a BCS bowl, but check yourself… You sound just plain stupid. Spurrier took the first post season shot. The difference is Dabo’s comment was more classy and a stat to be infinitely more proud of.

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uh oh January 4, 2014 at 6:27 pm

So, SCAR has such a classy coach? He never misses a chance to have some stupid jab at Clemson! I was hoping Dabo would not get down on his level, but he did. It is just just down right embarrassing. But, SCAR, seriously you going to jump on Dabo for this comment???? Laughable! You have the king of tacky! Yes, you “own” Clemson for the last 5 years. Enjoy. Your day is coming. Wonder why Texas was going after every coach out there that is good and The Old Ball Coach was not asked? He is washed up, only good enough for the in state rivalry. Blow it out your butt!!!

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me January 4, 2014 at 6:32 pm

hey dumb ass he was responding to spurrior’s, or however its spelled, comment so direct your bull shit somewhere else

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Thomas M January 4, 2014 at 6:41 pm

Yeah Dabo is classless, but South Carolina left the ACC. That’s not Clemson’s fault is it?

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Squishy123 January 5, 2014 at 12:22 pm

Isn’t the ACC the only place Dirtpecker U. has won a conference championship? And they only did that one time, kind of like their half conference win a few years back in the SEC? This was supposed to be the big year, now I’m hearing next year is the big year… the Dirtpecker U. battlecry is alive and well!!! “Wait ’til next year!!!!”

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Spurforall January 4, 2014 at 6:42 pm

I am a Gamecock fan, but I believe what Spurrier said was just as bad, I don’t mind trash talk, but on National TV and just had a great bowl win and a great ending for one of the winning-est teams in SC history was not the appropriate place for that. Just me.

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Jason January 4, 2014 at 6:49 pm

it is ok for Spurrier to throw jabs, he’s beating Clemson every year by double digits.

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Squishy123 January 5, 2014 at 9:29 am

Now if he can just figure out how to beat powerhouse Tennessee maybe he can come in somewhere in the top 3 or 4 in the SEC.

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cb January 5, 2014 at 8:47 pm

Maybe your Mama can beat(0ff) Tennessee! Bahahahaha!

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Mark Collins January 4, 2014 at 6:53 pm

So, the #9 Game Chickens beat a #19 Wisconsin team and the #12 Tigers beat a #7 Ohio State team… Hmmm?

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doesntconcernyou January 4, 2014 at 7:30 pm

You beat a #7 team who should have been lower than you. Their schedule was incredibly easy. Were you oblivious to all of the talk about how Ohio State was overrated? Congrats. You beat the most overrated team in the country.

Get off your high horse.

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snyder January 4, 2014 at 7:01 pm

Clemson fans are just fucking stupid. Dabo Sweeny is a horrible coach. Nothing like Spurrier. Clemson sucks at recruiting. I don’t know why but they think their shit don’t stink and def can’t wait til next season cause Clemson isn’t even going to win eleven games. Hell probably not even nine or eight.

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Kyle January 4, 2014 at 7:42 pm

I might be we of but Clemson’s recruiting class has always (literally) been better than SC…nice try

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Clemson Dad January 4, 2014 at 7:05 pm

Who is this writer for Fitnews? A student and USC? I think there is an ACC team playing for the National Championship. Can anybody tell me why Clemson was invited to a BCS bowl and USC wasn’t?

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Derek Evans January 4, 2014 at 7:08 pm

So it’s ok for Spurrier to take jabs at Clemson in Dabo in his post game speeches but when Dabo does it, it’s not ok???? Get real….you’re a idiot

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SCProud January 4, 2014 at 7:09 pm

Why is it that so few people take into account the real problem with all of this crap? I was born and raised in SC – I only left to go to college (Maryland – where every sports fan’s dream becomes a nightmare). I am impartial in this argument and in the rivalry itself; I have friends on each side of it and each is just as informed and stubborn as the next. To say that they annoy the hell out of me 365 days a year would be an understatement, but I respect the passion and dedication on both sides equally. Yes, Dabo and Spurrier take jabs at each other and Dabo certainly sullied his own reputation last night by making one of the most calculated, but also poorly thought out statements to date in the ongoing verbal war of attrition between these TWO MEN. The rivalry between South Carolina and Clemson is one of the best there is, that’s a fact! But this rivalry has existed long before and will continue to exist long after Steve Spurrier and Dabo Swinney see their contracts expire, no matter how many times they happen to be renewed. I’m not implying that any of this should or will change; just put it in perspective. Two of the best college football teams in the country this year came from the Palmetto State, but this constant bickering and pettiness overshadows a massive amount of achievement this year and in recent history by both of these institutions and teams. And in all fairness this year I saw more restraint and respect shown between the fans on each side than in any year past; the argument could even be made that had Dabo not said what he did last night that South Carolina fans may have even been happy (in their own way, maybe) for Clemson. By all means – let this rivalry burn on because it is truly great, but let’s all keep it in check and realize that the only truly negative affect that any of this has is on the entire state of South Carolina as a whole. We all know it won’t end when one of these teams wins a title, but look a bit more closely at the fact that in any given year the final regular season game that these two teams play against each other may very well decide who has a chance at that title. The potential influence of this rivalry is much bigger and worthy of far more respect than the fans on either side show it. This rivalry serves as a showcase for our state to the rest of this country – why do we insist on proving every southern stereotype to be correct year in and year out?

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Derek Evans January 4, 2014 at 7:24 pm

is this a coot website???

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monkboone January 4, 2014 at 7:46 pm

Just curious what is a coot?

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Squishy123 January 5, 2014 at 9:33 am

Dirtpecker that can swim.

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monkboone January 15, 2014 at 9:56 pm

Sorry friend that makes absolutely zero sense. Sounds ignorant.

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gamecockUSCnation January 4, 2014 at 7:24 pm

Love the maturity of some of the people on here. It’s very quite simple. This is the reason why Dabo’s comment regarding Clemson being the first team from SC to win a BCS bowl is invalid.

http://www.universityherald.com/articles/6080/20131209/bcs-bowl-games-why-8-missouri-9-south-carolina-and-10-oregon-didnt-get-an-invite.htm

Read this, and then please stop acting like 5 year olds who just discovered cuss words. Get off of your high horses and move on. It’s a great time to be a part of one of these two universities. We each are setting new records for our respective schools. The jabs back and forth are a part of the rivalry. Happy 2014.

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Kyle January 4, 2014 at 7:30 pm

This article is pathetic. Spurrier started the whole jabbing thing and continues to do it several times a month during the season. But there’s a difference for when spurrier does it and Dabo does it. Spurrier sends out jabs at the most inappropriate/irrelevant times. The piece of sh!t even did it at Lattimorres recovery gathering/party. The man is such a pathetic excuse of a human being he only cares about himself. Dabo on the other hand said a fact last night. Yeah, it’s a FACT that Clemson is the only school from SC to win or go to a BCS game. Call it what you want but it’s not going to change the fact that it is a completely relevant fact to what happened last night. So if SC fans can’t get over that maybe they should do something about it and actaully go win a BCS bowl. And the old Ball Sack I’m sure would have something to say about that too.

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Kyle January 4, 2014 at 7:40 pm

I’m not. I’m a Miami fan living in SC. I know what goes on in this rivalry. And all that article is showing me is that it sucks to play in the SEC if your not Bama or at least top 2 in the SEC. So instead of complaining about it all the time how y’all go out there and earn a BCS bowl bid. Stop whining and do something about it.

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JesseT January 4, 2014 at 7:32 pm

On Nov. 30th 2013, the University of South Carolina defeated Clemson University in football. 2009-2012 doesn’t matter anymore. None of the events that happened before that matter. In the rivalry, rankings, wins, losses, money, and bowl selections don’t matter. The Gamecocks were the better team on the field when the two teams played and therefore have bragging rights until the rivalry game is played again. End of discussion.

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f××× this article January 4, 2014 at 7:32 pm

Spurrier is great and classy? 1 championship over how many years coaching? Record against Florida State(Bobby bowden)? Ran out of pro’s cause he can’t coach with the big boys. Turnovers is why they’ve had the edge along with clowney/shaw plus Boyd choking. History repeats itself and the day of redemption is coming. Spurrier ran his mouth first don’t be a little bitch when dabo returns fire.

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MC January 4, 2014 at 7:34 pm

Carolina had a season given to them as well, they did not play LSU, BAMA or Auburn which are in their conference. Please enlighten me as to why?

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CockyInDC January 4, 2014 at 9:15 pm

It’s called division rotations, idiot. The Gamecocks play two SEC West teams per year. Arkansas is a permanent West rival (until next season anyway) and Mississippi State was their other team this season. The last time the Gamecocks played Bama, the Cocks won. Next season, we open up with TA&M and play Auburn. Nice try, Tater.

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ClemsonFanForLife January 4, 2014 at 7:39 pm

FIRST OF ALL…Spurrier started the whole thing when he mentioned the State Championship….Dabo was only responding to that…SECOND OF ALL…when you deal with classless people like gamecocks, you have to stoop to their level of intelligence and use small words so that they can comprehend what you are saying…this was just tit for tat…but hey, when you can brag about beating Clemson, I guess that shows that you have no other goals as a team but to beat your state rivals…they have nothing now, have never had anything in the past, and will continue not to have anything in the future….oh, except for that all important State Championship…hahaha…but to know that Clemson lives rent free in that lush’s mind makes this all the more sweet…he can’t even get on stage and congratulate his team and acknowledge those who are leaving without mentioning something about Clemson….he is a classless joke of a drunk old man trying to live out his childhood fantasies of football…

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Liz January 4, 2014 at 7:40 pm

Get over it, Dabo is right. Waaaaaaaaaah. I’m a gator fan and I am SO sick of my Carolina and Clemson fan friends whine and moan over this crap! BCS is over. Oh well. Carolina has other records to hold over Clemson’s head. NEXT!!

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Taylor January 4, 2014 at 7:46 pm

As a Clemson fan, I will admit that Dabo should not have said what he did about Clemson being the “only SC team to win a BCS bowl game.” Spurrier has done his talking but he has backed up his talk with play on the field against Carolina the past 5 years. Yes Carolina has owned Clemson that past 5 years but lets not forget that Clemson has owned the series overall. And not to mention the Clemson is a top 25 public university academically with higher academic standards than South Carolina. I am a huge college football fan and live the sport, but football is everything.

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Roger Parks January 4, 2014 at 7:50 pm

Yeah, it`s one thing to see sour grapes comments, trash talking, and double standards from the fans, but from what is supposed to be a credible wedsite? Sorry, not cool.

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Fairplaygirl January 4, 2014 at 8:03 pm

Excuse me, but Spurrier ran his mouth first. His not so subtle jab after winning their bowl game was unnecessary. He has absolutely no class. Yes, he’s a good coach, but he’s a complete jerk every time he opens his mouth.

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jack January 4, 2014 at 8:11 pm

Wow. Really. So Slurrier can say what he wants and it’s okay. Dabo does the same thing and people have a problem with it? You frickin hypocrite. Never mind that what BOTH coaches said was true. You are a complete idiot. SOS has taken jabs at Clemson and everybody thinks it’s funny and “That’s just Spurrier being Spurrier.” Dabo makes a similar statement and people say he’s classless? Grow a pair and deal with it.

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Mike Britt January 4, 2014 at 8:14 pm

Please people.. can’t we all just get along. Clem5on fans are happy because they have a better winning percentage all time over the Gamecocks, and USC fans are happy because they are kicking Clem5ons’ ass now, so let’s just all be happy.

As far as the coaches are concerned. Spurrier is a NC winning coach. Third winningest active coach of all time, Heisman winner, Successful everywhere he goes in college (NFL sucked,but hey). He’s the king of one liner jabs at his rivals and always will be ahead of the curve and coaches in the toughest conference in football.

Dabo is an insurance salesman that somehow got a head coaching job at a major D-1 school with no pryer HCing experience and has learned how to continually convince his fan base that’s he’s a top tier coach by beating really bad ACC teams, and although he tries really hard (got to give him credit) he just can’t seem to get the best of Spurrier because he’s grossly outmatched when it comes to wit.

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sc4life January 4, 2014 at 8:15 pm

Maybe I missed it but where exactly did he take a jab at SC? He stated a fact..you can dispute all the other trivial facts but it is true that Clemson is the first team in the state of SC to bring home a BCS title…

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Rivalry January 4, 2014 at 8:18 pm

Spurrier is the epitome of classless. I’m a clemson fan and yes dabo shouldn’t say some stuff but Spurriers 1st or 2nd words out of his mouth on the podium after winning the capital one Bowl were bout the “state championship”. And yes SC has some good wins. Good games. But have they won any BCS games? Have the won a national championship? Have they won any SEC championships? All no’s. Spurrier needs to worry more about his own team winning notable games and championships, not just against clemson. His accolades still aren’t anything compared to when he coached florida. No comparison at all. Rivalry smivalry. I’m tired of the sorry ass fans from both sides getting their panties in wads.. I’m so ready for the old man to retire and see what happens. Only reason anyone comes to SC is cuz of Spurriers name. Not the athletics, not the academics, and deff not for the scenery. Who wants to live in the ghetto anyway.. comment and talk shit about my post. I don’t care anymore. Go Tigers and go gamecocks. We both had great seasons regardless

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Squishy123 January 5, 2014 at 9:32 am

I remember when Spurrier was at Florida and used to hang 40 on Dirtpecker U. and DIrtpecker fans used to call for his head for being a classless coach. Now they’re wishing he’d do the same to other teams, but Dirtpeckers don’t have the go for the throat ability.

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jack January 4, 2014 at 8:20 pm

Man, with teams like Vandy, Miss. St., Kentucky, Florida, and Tennessee I don’t think we could make it. Damn those are great teams. Btw, I could care less about conferences but since you brought it up, the ACC had more bowls teams than the SEC this year. Fact. You bark about being in the SEC but didn’t do anything in it until the last 3 years. The only reason the SEC is the best conference is because of 3 teams, Bama, LSU, and Auburn. One of those teams just got embarrassed. You people will jump off bridges if FSU beats Auburn.

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monkey864 January 5, 2014 at 12:38 am

SEC scrubs > all ACC cept F ST

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jack January 4, 2014 at 8:22 pm

Another fact. Clemson is the only team in the country that played 3 top 10 teams out of conference.

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Deo Vindice SC January 4, 2014 at 8:29 pm

Just the thought of Nikki wrapping her legs around him makes me freek out !

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Principal January 4, 2014 at 8:34 pm

Pretty weak. A typical Shamecock fan.

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Steve January 4, 2014 at 8:37 pm

I’m a UGA fan living in SC. I pulled for both teams in their respective bowls. And while The Dawgs were just horrible this year, I have to agree with the assesment that the SEC is a better conference with better teams and more difficult schefules all around. However, Surrior did start this childish rants between the 2. Which, even a leveled headed USC fan will admit is par for course with him. Don’t play naive and pretend y’all didn’t hate his whinny, spurious, condesending attitude when he was at UF. But remember, Dabo’s simply throwing red meat to his fans the way Steveo is doing for his. Yeah, no doubt, Scar is the best team in the state right now, but that will change back and forth. There have been times whe we have had skids against GA Tech…nit recently mind you. So just roll with it all, have fun jabbing at each other, but don’t take it soooooo seriously.

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monkey864 January 5, 2014 at 12:36 am

This coming from a UGA fan. Im impressed.

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Tater January 4, 2014 at 8:44 pm

This is such a joke. I see this rag show up in my Facebook news feed and every time you guys are dogging Clemson. You never have anything good to say which makes this article a total joke. You’re Carolina homers! Your team has had great success against us but that really hasn’t gotten you anywhere other than claim to the State championship. Who cares?! He was responding to Spurrier’s comment after the Capital one irrelevant Bowl. You know that. You don’t deserve a forum to spew your garbage! Get a life

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Scot Williams January 4, 2014 at 8:52 pm

hey ass wipe, you didn’t mention Spurrier’s comment at the end of the Capital One bowl “and that state championship isn’t bad either”. Don’t criticize one and not the other but that is what the cocks do. Didn’t earn the orange bowl? If that’s what helps you sleep at night. Just jealous as usual. The only thing little ole cocky worries about is the game against Clemson. Clemson has much bigger and better opponents and games to worry about than a bunch of cocks. But hey, if beating Clemson is the gamecocks claim to fame, then I guess we should be flattered. Maybe you’ll get to see your team play in a BCS game one day.

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jilted1 January 4, 2014 at 9:03 pm

I think I will take my class lessons from someone that is qualified, not from a website whom’s owner is a habitual liar, wife beater and lifetime loser. Moreover, a fanbase that represents a university that had a former president serve time in the federal pen for playing anal games with his male interns, a lesbian basketball coach having affairs with her players and a former coach whose heart exploded because he was a coke-head, etc isn’t qualified to talk to me about class when they support all that is classless.

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Big Perm January 4, 2014 at 9:16 pm

Spurrier is the king of classless coaches

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GrandTango January 4, 2014 at 9:21 pm

And you forgot to mention: He’s a Dabo Killer, too…Hahahahaha….

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Squishy123 January 5, 2014 at 12:19 pm

What’s the name of the Tennessee coach, I’ve got a response to BigT’s comment?

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James Evans January 4, 2014 at 9:17 pm

I’m not a Clemson fan AT ALL but his remarks were clearly in response to to Spurrier’s initial jab. Were you beating a woman when that happened? Is that how you missed it? You really are a worthless douchebag. And a woman beater.

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GrandTango January 4, 2014 at 9:20 pm

Not a Clemson fan???….yet you get so emotional about Dabo getting called out for his silly and childish behavior…???

Not a Tater…how ’bout a LIAR????

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James Evans January 4, 2014 at 9:26 pm

My team’s playing in the BCS National Championship Game Monday, little fella. I hate Dabo cuz he’ went to bama (that’s a hint for ya). I just don’t like full-of-shit domestic abusers. I also don’t particularly care for dipshit Gamecock fans like yourself, either. But I do like Spurrier. Anything else you’d like to know?

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James Evans January 4, 2014 at 9:53 pm

My team (the one SEC team the Cocks can’t manage to beat) is playing for the National Championship – again – Monday night. That’s the trouble with Gamecock fans – you think that you’re important because you beat Clemson. Clemson is small potatoes. Not a Tater, not a Gamecock … not a liar.

For the record, I do like Spurrier and HATE Dabo, but the OBC did fire first after that huge Capitol One victory. That’s a fact. I know facts don’t interfere with you running your mouth, though. That’s what makes you a Gamecock fan.

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monkey864 January 5, 2014 at 12:31 am

one was funny…the other douchey…there is a difference.

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Blabbo January 4, 2014 at 9:32 pm

Seriously…who owns who. 5 in a row speaks for itself. Notice the difference in points…we aren’t talking a winning field goal. Not even close. Better conference, better team, better players, better coach, better fans. Oh, and you won’t win next year either
2013 SC 31 Clem 17
2012 SC 27 Clem 17
2011 SC 34 Clem 13
2010 SC 29 Clem 7
2009 SC 34 Clem 17

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Squishy123 January 5, 2014 at 12:08 pm

Since Tennessee beat Dirtpecker U., does this make the dirtpeckers their bitch?

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Original Good Old Boy January 5, 2014 at 4:06 pm

I’ve never seen a fanbase so desperate for validation. When you brag about another team beating your rival when you can’t beat your rival in five straight tries, you are at your wit’s end. Congrats. You lost to a team that lost to UT.

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Squishy123 January 6, 2014 at 3:52 pm

“I’ve never seen a fanbase so desperate for validation.”

Are you talking about Clemson or USC? USC fans appear to be so desperate that it doesn’t matter that they can’t get a single conference championship so they brag about success with their instate rival who apparently is just another team in a weak conference.

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Original Good Old Boy January 6, 2014 at 7:11 pm

Are you that thick or is it just a schtick? USC fans don’t need to desperately cling to weak insults (‘you lost to UT, hahahaha’) when we won the head-to-head matchup for the fifth year in a row. We brag about games we actually win. Five straight.

cbh1961 January 5, 2014 at 8:41 pm

No but it makes your Mama their bitch! Wow she looks good on her knees! WE BEAT YOU!

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cbh1961 January 5, 2014 at 8:45 pm

Wow….in five years Clemson has scored 1 more point against USC (71) than West Virginia (70) scored against Clemson in Orange Bowl fiasco from two years ago!

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TD January 4, 2014 at 9:34 pm

In the last 15 games Clemson has played 6 Top 10 teams and went 3-3 with wins over LSU and UGA. Carolina has 3 (two of those vs Clemson) so they should be happy with a boost in your SOS. Don’t post the bullshit because coot fans are mad the rivalry doesn’t matter outside of the state of SC unlike the relevance of a BCS bowl win.

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Dumb Statement by Dabo January 4, 2014 at 10:14 pm

TD, it was a stupid thing to say, even being a Clemson fan, apparently in his mind this was more historic than winning a national championship which we did in 1981 OR hr just wanted to talk some worthless shit, I’d rather he’d beaten Carolina in the first place….

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Blabbo January 4, 2014 at 9:41 pm

What matters is the joy in seeing tater fans leave the stadium early year after year after year after year after year. But hey…you all are probably used to it now.

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ClmTigers10 January 4, 2014 at 10:02 pm

Yea, ACC is not a strong football conference like SEC. It is clearly a dominant basketball conference BUT you cannot underplay the successful seasons Clemson has had. Let’s not act like there are no sucky teams in SEC. Clemson has played big games and beat SEC teams in the last couple seasons such as Auburn, UGA, and LSU…some of the best SEC football teams. In addition, a lot of people thought we would lose to Ohio State because they have too much talent and guess what? Clemson beat them as well. We lost two games this season: FSU (in the national championship so obviously a GREAT team) and Carolina (A very solid football program that Boyd just cannot seem to win against mostly because of Clowney). You can’t downplay Clemson because of it’s conference when it has beaten so many talented teams such as the ones named above.

Secondly, I just want to say how stupid this article is by pointing this out…it says in the article “And trash talk is expected – and encouraged – in the rivalry.” That is exactly what Dabo did….trash talk. So why is this article saying trash talk is expected and encouraged but then whines about it? Mike Davis – Carolina RB tweeted after the Orange Bowl “Coach spurrier and dabo be going at it…gotta love it.” That is how this must be taken. It is kind of sad that a Carolina football player can take this comment by Dabo better than a Carolina fan or a “fan,” who knows how real this fan is.

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mgibso_90 January 4, 2014 at 10:36 pm

This article explains it for you Clemson fans. Take a minute, read it and it will tell you why you need to keep your mouth shut. It’s gonna hurt but you need to know the truth!

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Jerms82 January 4, 2014 at 10:59 pm

I just want to say one thing and one thing only. USC plays in a conference where teams like UGA, Fla, Mizzou, Bama, Auburn, and LSU play for the conference championship. Clemson plays in a conference where Duke, yes Duke plays for the championship. I’m done with my argument now.

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Claude Smoote January 4, 2014 at 11:10 pm

You’re exactly right, they do play in a conference where those teams play for a championship, not you. Well except that one time when you played Auburn and lost 56-17.

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monkey864 January 5, 2014 at 12:28 am

oh lets not talk about getting beat badly now……

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Jerms82 January 5, 2014 at 10:52 am

If you could get it through your head that Clemson plays a whole lot of mediocre to pretty much terrible teams then you could understand I’m talking about. When you play the best every year you get better yourself. Hence 5 years of beating the best of the mediocre ACC.

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Megan Elizabeth Harris January 4, 2014 at 11:03 pm

Leave it to the Shamecocks to cry like bitches.

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monkey864 January 5, 2014 at 12:27 am

lol, butthurt much?

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True Tiger January 4, 2014 at 11:05 pm

As far as schedules, perhaps you should have listened to the commentators last night to hear them say that Clemson is the only team to play three top ten teams this year. And I just saw the ESPN tweet that Clemson is the only school to beat a top 10 team in each of the bowl games the past two years. But I don’t know why I’m bothering to say anything to a Carolina publication. You forget how stupid your coach looked and sounded with his comments after your bowl win. He certainly seems ungrateful. And for a guy who claims you don’t talk a lot about Clemson, he talks about Clemson a lot. Since he always seems to have Clemson on his mind, perhaps he wants to coach at Clemson.