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The consequences of being Stephen Garcia

The inevitable response to running your mouth:

South Carolina officials are aware of Garcia’s comments and “will be looking into it further,” sports information director Steve Fink told The State on Thursday evening.

It feels like they’ve had a guy on Garcia Watch in the athletic department going back to his playing days, just in case, and now it’s back to Defcon One for that guy.  Good times!

Can’t wait for the Spurrier quip, either.

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Schadenfreude, darling, schadenfreude.

Somebody’s in a bad place today.

Every year in college football, there’s a team with significant expectations that just implodes. In 2013, it was Florida falling from 10th in the preseason poll to 4-8. In 2012, Southern California started at No. 3 and ended up in El Paso. The year before that, Texas A&M started in the top 10 and finished off a 7-6 season in a forgettable bowl game against Northwestern.

This year we already have our winner in that derby of derp: South Carolina.

The Gamecocks are a mess, and you wonder now if they’ll rally and make even a minor bowl game or just pack it in for the year.

Sure, it sucks immensely that Georgia lost to the ‘Cocks, but other than that, I can live with how this is turning out.  At this point, if they beat Florida, it probably helps out Georgia’s chances.  And at least “the road to the SECCG runs through Columbia, South Carolina” meme is dead for another year.

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And let us raise a finger in honor of the fine young men giving their all on our behalf.

Classy broad.

There’s always Clemson, ‘Cock fans, to look forward to.

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Somebody’s got my back.

To my loyal South Carolina readership who’s found fault with me for ranking Georgia ahead of South Carolina in this week’s Power Poll despite 35-38, please take note that Bovada still rates the Dawgs’ chances to win a national title better than the Gamecocks’.

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Final thoughts on Georgia-South Carolina

Randomness, in no particular order:

  • Woody Allen’s famous quote that “eighty percent of success is showing up” keeps running through my head.  It’s important for Georgia to show up today, mentally and emotionally.  One thing you have to say about last season was that the team learned a lot about fighting through adversity to stay in a game.  You have to hope that’s a lesson that’s carried over in the event that South Carolina and its home crowd get some early momentum.
  • The other part of the mental aspect for today is that I think the bye week gave the staff and the players the chance to reset after the Clemson win.
  • A fifty percent chance of rain in Columbia could make the jobs of two vulnerable secondaries even tougher.
  • What makes Steve Spurrier more desperate – losing to Georgia as a general proposition, or being buried in the SEC East race after three weeks?
  • I still can’t figure out how the chess game between the four coordinators plays out.  On the one hand, both offenses want to put the ball in the hands of their best respective players, both of whom are tailbacks.  But the defenses will probably be stacked to clog up the running game.  On the other hand, those shaky secondaries sure look tempting.
  • You know, if opponents refuse to kick off directly to Gurley, that kind of does away with the whole “don’t risk getting your best player hurt on special teams” concern.
  • I hope Brendan Douglas gets to use his shoulder today.
  • I also hope Richt lets Isaiah McKenzie return another punt today.
  • It’s a shame Mitchell and Scott-Wesley aren’t part of the game plan, but Georgia can survive that.
  • Given the coverage skills South Carolina’s linebackers have displayed in their first two games, I’m keeping an eye on Jay Rome today.

If the Dawgs can avoid turnover problems, I like their chances.  I do think there will be some scoring – both secondaries are going to give up yards and points – so I’m thinking something like Georgia 31 South Carolina 24.

And you?

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It’s not just how much you run…

in the Georgia-South Carolina series.  It’s how well you run, too.

In the last nine meetings, Georgia averages 4.3 yards per carry in wins against South Carolina and just 3.8 yards per carry in losses. The Gamecocks, meanwhile, average 4.6 yards per carry in wins; 3.4 in losses. The team that cracks 4.0 yards per carry wins.

It’s worth noting that last year South Carolina averaged 6.3 yards per rush, but still lost.  (Georgia averaged 4.3 ypc.)  So it’s better just to say that the winning team averages over four yards a pop on the ground.

In any event, Georgia needs to run the ball well.

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Saturday morning buffet

A pre-game buffet for your dining pleasure.

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