Everybody’s got something to hide, ‘cept for me and my safety.

Scratch a South Carolina fan, and you’ll find someone who thinks the ‘Cocks have Georgia right where they want them in week two, ’cause, doncha know, Georgia’s got so much to replace and it’s early, etc.

Meanwhile, in Columbia

If they didn’t have to do it, they probably wouldn’t. Putting a guy who has to stretch to be 5-foot-8 at the last line of defense is asking for trouble.

But South Carolina’s coaches trust Jamyest Williams, just like they did during his recruitment when home-state Georgia swooped in with late coos and promises. Williams stayed committed, Will Muschamp had his first big-time recruit and Williams played well as a freshman last year, collecting 38 tackles and two interceptions while primarily playing nickel.

It’s a good spot for Williams, but the Gamecocks are desperately in need of experience after losing three starters in the secondary.

So Williams, who missed the Outback Bowl and all of spring practice recovering from shoulder surgery, will head to safety this year.

I know Williams is a talented kid.  I know Georgia recruited Williams hard, too.  But when sticking a 5’8″ kid at safety is a matter of necessity, well, let’s just say I expect Jim Chaney to do a fair amount of testing the Carolina secondary.

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29 responses to “Everybody’s got something to hide, ‘cept for me and my safety.

  1. Georgia will run over South Carolina. Kill them with the Tight Ends and hit them deep more than once. I expect Georgia to dominate South Carolina to the point that it affects their confidence.

    A lot more worried about Missouri than I am South Carolina. Best QB in the conference is at the ‘other’ Coumbia…

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  2. Dawg1

    Williams is the real deal. Short, like Darrell Green, but might end up just as good in the end.

    I saw several games where he dominated all over the field on D, S.T., everywhere, while Gibbs played well and Pappoe was almost earily quiet.

    We won’t lose, but he is a gamer.

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    • Macallanlover

      I agree, kid is a playah, wanted him in Athens. His height is a liability for sure, but he makes plays every time I watch him. I doubt UGA would have used him in the secondary, but he can burn someone every game in different ways. Thought he might play some slot and help on STs but his reaction to the ball and speed makes him a contender in the secondary. That was probably the reason he chose SC anyway, bet he has questioned that choice after the excitement UGA had last season.

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  3. Dawg in Austin

    Thank you. Good lord, people. They’re at least a year or two away from being a complete team that can beat the Dawgs.

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  4. All of that great recruiting that SOS and Boom have done is going to catch us by surprise. Unless we lose the turnover battle, we win by double digits in a game not as close as the score indicates. We beat them 2 years ago with Eason playing possibly his worst game from an accuracy standpoint the day after a hurricane. We beat them last year after gift wrapping them opening field position with a questionable decision to attempt an onside kick.

    Regarding Missouri, once we took away Lock’s ability to go deep, they were ineffective. Smart & Tucker won’t make that mistake again. We whip their @$$3$ with an overwhelming talent advantage on both sides of the ball.

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    • Greg

      Good points on SC, our biggest pain in the ass was Spurrier. Check the record of before & after. Glad he is gone….

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      • JCDAWG83

        Biggest problem with SC was Richt in his mailing it in years, not Spurrier.

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        • Greg

          “Stealing money”…..right??

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          • JCDAWG83

            He sold the “good man” thing for about 8 years so I guess the majority of the fan base got what they were looking for. I guess it’s not really “stealing” if the customer likes the crap they are buying.

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  5. Derek

    RTDB!!!

    This kid will love seeing Holyfield bearing down on him.

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  6. Red Cup

    Williams is a baller and will do well wherever. Remember Tra Battle? He wasn’t all that big either, but played big. We will beat the Cocks by at least 10.

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    • I don’t question Williams’ skills. But the article makes it pretty clear SC is going to play him out of position because there’s not a better option.

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    • Greg

      Yeah, he was a good one….Mary Persons High School, right?? Also liked Tim Jennings who was undersized, not a safety though….CB. Not the size of the dawg….

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  7. Mattr

    I’m glad we didn’t get him. Tired of shrimp in the secondary.

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  8. AusDawg85

    Someone please walk me through how in week 2 USCe will be experienced and deep in all key positions. I’ll hang up and listen.

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  9. The Truth

    I will reply — yet again — the same way I do to every post predicting Carolina will give us a game.

    If they do, either recruiting rankings don’t mean jack shit, or our coaching staff is horrible. If recruiting rankings do mean something and our coaching staff is competent, we should beat them easily.

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  10. W Cobb Dawg

    The question is whether Boom is gonna load the box to take the run away. An inexperienced and undersized defensive backfield with limited help is not a good omen for scu. If Williams is a “playmaker”, is he the kind that’s disciplined enough to keep from cheating to help support the run game.

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  11. CB

    Jamyest was a really good runningback his JR year of HS. So… if he ever picks one off at 5’8 in the SEC, you know… beware and stuff.

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