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Trolling Gamecock Nation …




If you don’t follow our founding editor Will Folks on Twitter, you really should … like, now.

There’s never a dull moment … especially this week, as he appears to have enraged the entirety of “Gamecock Nation,” a.k.a. the loyal fans of the University of South Carolina football program. What did “Sic Willie” do? Well, he had the audacity to suggest that some of the unchecked enthusiasm over new head coach Will Muschamp (and his #BOOM and #SpursUp hashtags) might be a little bit premature.

How serious is it getting?

Pretty …


Other tweets accused Sic of being a fair weather Gamecock fan, a closet fan of Clemson University (“taters gonna tate”) or an eternal pessimist with an axe to grind against his alma mater.

Ouch. How quickly Gamecock fans forget this website’s epic trolling of Clemson football. Or its editor’s long-suffering allegiance to South Carolina.

Or the fact he just made the cutest Gamecock …

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baby gamecock

Awwww …

Anyway, we stand by our contention that Muschamp’s hiring isn’t a panacea for a program in free fall … that it was in fact more about South Carolina not being the last team left without a head coach when the coaching carousel’s music stopped. This despite the Gamecocks having a huge head start thanks to the mid-October resignation of Steve Spurrier.

Obviously we hope to be proven wrong – as we were in 2009 when we called for Spurrier’s head after South Carolina lost to a basketball school in a bowl game named after a pizza delivery website. All Spurrier did in response to that criticism was to reel off the four most successful years in the history of the program …

But as T.P. Tidwell said in the movie Jerry Maguire, we’ve got a commitment to the truth … or at least a commitment to telling it as best we know how. Also, just as we have an obligation to be the most insufferable of South Carolina fanboys while sitting in the stands at Williams-Brice Stadium … we have an editorial obligation to comment candidly on the status of the program and hold those in charge of it accountable for their performance.

Most importantly, we have an obligation to taxpayers …

Pic: Travis Bell Photography