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Pharoh Cooper Gets Preseason Accolades

|| By FITSNEWS || University of South Carolina wide receiver Pharoh Cooper has been named a first-team All-SEC and All-American performer according to Athlon Sports. Cooper is hoping to give the Gamecocks a first-team All-American in seven consecutive seasons – following Eric Norwood (2009), Alshon Jeffery (2010), Melvin Ingram (2011),…

|| By FITSNEWS || University of South Carolina wide receiver Pharoh Cooper has been named a first-team All-SEC and All-American performer according to Athlon Sports.

Cooper is hoping to give the Gamecocks a first-team All-American in seven consecutive seasons – following Eric Norwood (2009), Alshon Jeffery (2010), Melvin Ingram (2011), Jadeveon Clowney (2012 and 2013), Kelcy Quarles (2013) and A.J. Cann (2014).

The 5-11, 208-pound senior from Havelock, N.C. caught sixty-nine passes for 1,136 yards and nine touchdowns in 2014 – a bright spot in an otherwise forgettable year for the Gamecocks.  Cooper also ran for 200 yards and another two scores – and threw a pair of touchdown strikes.

He’ll need to be at the top of his game in 2015 as the South Carolina program seeks to rebound from last year’s disastrous campaign – and do so against an SEC Eastern division that’s expected to be much more competitive.

Cooper was the only Gamecock named to Athlon’s first or second team all-conference squads.  Junior linebacker Skai Moore was a third-team selection, as was place kicker Elliott Fry.

South Carolina opens its 2015 season against North Carolina in Charlotte, N.C.  on September 3.  Head coach Steve Spurrier is in his eleventh season in Columbia, S.C., where he has posted an 84-45 mark (including a 49-16 record over the past five seasons).

Pic: Travis Bell Photography

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26 comments

erneba June 16, 2015 at 1:28 pm

After last year’s season, I am not up to the point of even being mildly optimistic about the coming season. Hope they are ready and surprise me.

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Guest June 16, 2015 at 2:22 pm

Vegas has the Gamecocks over/under pegged at 7 games. Bet the under.

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one out of 6 June 17, 2015 at 7:26 am

only if you want to lose. If you pick the Tasters you will.

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E Norma Scok June 17, 2015 at 10:37 pm

So..where history is concerned, with you it started 7 years ago and stopped last year?

And who is tasting what?

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erneba June 17, 2015 at 11:06 am

Don’t bet on sports, over the years I lost more money than a big horse could shit doing that.

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SYNTwist June 16, 2015 at 5:19 pm

All this time I thought you were a female. (suspicious look) I am starting to wonder if I am the only female commenter, aside Mande and Taylor. Hmmmm.

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erneba June 17, 2015 at 11:04 am

Sorry to disappoint you. I have never given thought as to who is male/female on this blog. I could completely bomb out on that one. For instance, I always thought Grand Tango was a frustrated perpetual beauty queen contest winner.

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SYNTwist June 17, 2015 at 11:06 am

LOL! “For instance, I always thought Grand Tango was a frustrated perpetual beauty queen contest winner.”

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Squishy123 June 16, 2015 at 2:22 pm

Now to see if they can find a quarterback who can throw to him.

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Beartrkkr June 17, 2015 at 9:45 am

His best hope may be to pass it to himself.

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E Norma Scok June 17, 2015 at 11:13 pm

Isn’t Braxton Miller transferring to USCe?

https://www.fitsnews.com/2014/12/08/braxton-miller-rumors-swirling/

hahahahaha

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idcydm June 16, 2015 at 3:44 pm

And the accolades for the Gamecocks last season were…………..

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E Norma Scok June 16, 2015 at 6:22 pm

Ah yes..Gamecocks…pre-season national champions..10 years running!

Its funny to see Fits attitude on stuff that IS improving (the economy) and stuff that isn’t (USCe Football)

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wont repeat June 16, 2015 at 8:19 pm

And the same is always said for the Taters too.

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E Norma Scok June 17, 2015 at 10:33 pm

Buy whom?

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obvious June 18, 2015 at 7:08 am

every Tater fan ever. always just a play or too away every year too from it happening according to them

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True words June 18, 2015 at 9:14 am

Did anyone else catch that he said “buy”? As in he knows Clemtech bought many of those teams under Danny Ford, Pell, and most likely present day. Either that or he is just one of those “academic all-stars” we always hear them claim to have by proving his educational achievements while at TaterU.

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#soybeanwind June 16, 2015 at 11:24 pm

Does your dumbass coach have a clock set for beating FSU or is it still set for The USC again this year? Either way, both Coach Soybeanwind and rednecks such as yourself seem to care an awful lot about a team deemed beneath the puke orange. And being a Pickens Tech fan, reading comprehension is always a problem for you. The post is about Pharoh Cooper and other players receiving accolades, no mention about pre-season national champs. You pussies just get butthurt whenever your team is not mentioned. Stay away from here and go on tigernet, where Pickens Tech never loses, Dabo was a legit candidate for the Florida job, and unicorns are real.

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Squishy123 June 17, 2015 at 9:48 pm

Talk about butt hurt. Dirtpeckers are such sensitive fairweather fans.

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E Norma Scok June 17, 2015 at 10:32 pm

Wow…I bet you need some preparation H with all that butt hurt.

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JaniceAAbbey June 17, 2015 at 1:41 am

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THE OSU! June 16, 2015 at 7:24 pm

Shamecocks suck.Spurrnutz is senile.

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Go Blue June 16, 2015 at 8:17 pm

Didn’t USC beat you the last two times you played?

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Silvio Dante June 16, 2015 at 11:14 pm

Clemson as well. Buckeyes struggling vs. the Palmetto State.

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Blackeyes June 17, 2015 at 10:30 am

They should change their team name to something that adequately reflects our owning of them.

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Tigertony June 18, 2015 at 3:17 am

As long as Pastides is president, Tanner his athletic director and Spurrier coach you will see this hype and hustle being built up every year.
One more season like last year and the BOT might finally call for long overdue changes. Pastides wants to be NCAA president and before that pick up his bonus to pay his beach house. Tanner’s arteries and BMI values are going to do the rest and Steve needs to play more golf.

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