Is there a fan base that lives more vicariously through another school’s accomplishments than South Carolina’s? I mean, no knock on what I expect to be another tough game in Columbia this Saturday, but this is silly:
The Spurrier Factor. Steve Spurrier has been a burr in the sides of Bulldog players and fans for two decades. During the 1990s, Spurrier and the Gators tallied a ridiculous 11-1 record against Georgia – who suffered under two underwhelming head coaches. After a brief trip to the NFL in 2001, Spurrier returned to the SEC in 2005 to coach the Gamecocks. In 2007, South Carolina upset Georgia in Sanford Stadium winning 16-12 against a highly-rated Bulldog team. Think the Dawgs can win in Columbia?
Mark Richt has never lost in Columbia.
If I were Jeremy Foley, I’d be exploring the possibility of charging royalties.