“Everything could fall into place … but it’s more likely that it doesn’t.”

I may be down on South Carolina’s football program, you may be down on South Carolina’s football program, but, brothers and sisters, this guy is really down on South Carolina’s football program.

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35 responses to ““Everything could fall into place … but it’s more likely that it doesn’t.”

  1. Ran A

    Just read it. They’ll look back and wish the had kept Boom. I’m convinced of that. He was close to having South Carolina a competitive 9-10 game winner, with an occasional big bowl chance. That’s high cotton compared to where they are now.

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  2. A sober, realistic South Carolina fan in May? Is that rarer than a unicorn?

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  3. willypmd

    I guess the cannon is out of ammo.

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  4. Biggen

    Who will race to the bottom faster in the East this year? UT or the Cocks?

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  5. That guy absolutely wrote the letter to the editor complaining about his column. Same style – holier than thou mixed with fake folksiness and a ton of anger.

    What a piece of work.

    Also lolz at him saying “recruiting isn’t the problem.” I remember when we believed that.

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    • biggusrickus

      In fairness, recruiting only explains why they aren’t elite. Averaging around the 20th best class in the country should get better results than 6-16 even in the SEC.

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  6. No matter what, they’ll still be obnoxious about it.

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  7. Honestly can’t decide which I like better—the article confirming what I thought about the sorry state of the Gamecock program, or the reply letter confirming my worst stereotypes of asinine, impotent-rage-filled Gamecock fans.

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    • Absolutely same authors!

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    • akascuba

      I love his line. Make no mistake there is plenty of talent at South Carolina.

      Having been to that blight of a stadium too many times I’m comfortable saying. There is no more delusional fan base in the SEC.

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    • Russ

      Those were some of the most entertaining things I’ve read in a while.

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      • Down Island Way

        “beleaguered “flagship” institution of higher learning”, who are they higher learning against…klempzen?, their higher learning may be more in line with aiken tech…raising the white flag of surrender doesn’t make you the flagship, it makes you the sinking ship…sending boom down the road was needed, there is no pearl in competing with vandy for the bottom of the east…(or the whole sec)…

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    • Comin' Down The Track

      That reply letter… is full-on. Wow.

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  8. topgunsdawg

    100 days til Sept 4th!

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  9. sniffer

    Mock them at your peril. That happy band of misfits BEAT us two years ago, ruined our season of hope and set the program back two years (approx). I’d almost say we haven’t recovered yet. IMO.

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    • Look at the stats. We beat ourselves with mistakes. By every metric other than turnover margin, we did what was necessary to win.

      Their offense ran no plays within the Georgia red zone until overtime when the ball was placed on the 25.

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      • If we play a competent team that day, we lose by 30.

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      • sniffer

        And yet it is an “L”. We make excuses for loses to Bama all the time and there is some legitimacy to those arguments. But arguments don’t change the outcomes and we still haven’t beaten Bama since ‘07. Ask the players in that locker room after the SC game if it felt like a moral victory because, stats?

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        • Did I say it was a moral victory? Hell, no, but that game didn’t set the program back 2 years like you wrote.

          If you look at that day as any more than one of those games where things happen, you really don’t get what happened. I was mad as hell leaving Sanford that day because we beat ourselves. It was Vandy 2016 all over again. The reason we weren’t in the playoff in 2019 wasn’t the South Carolina game. It was getting boat-raced by LSU in Atlanta.

          What does not beating Bama since 2007 have to do with the conversation?

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          • sniffer

            I got what happened. You think Fromm wasn’t affected by that game? Or the whole team? And when we got to Atlanta, you don’t think the team wasn’t haunted by that loss? Couldn’t come back against a lowly SC team, how are we gonna come back against LSU? Maybe I overthought it, but I do think that loss to SC had some carryover and it started with Fromm and his experience with fan outcry’s and his own confidence.

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        • Ace Harris

          We are still making excuses for the Fla. loss last year. I hope over time I am proven wrong but I am still not “all in” on Kirby.

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      • Biggen

        Didn’t we miss 1 or 2 FGs as well. It was as much of a meltdown as I’ve ever seen from what I can recall.

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    • biggusrickus

      Ruined what? Georgia played LSU with a shot at the playoff in spite of that loss and finished ranked 4th.

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  10. 86bone

    All I can remember reading is something about a drunk goat rodeo…now that would be fun👍🏼

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  11. When Sackerlina is referenced, I typically get all snarky with cannon shot references and snide Cock comments, but this author went off and did the dirty work for all of us…hopefully someone will restrain me in the future from going all Jerry Maguire if the Dawgs don’t make the playoffs this season…not a pretty look

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    • Russ

      Yeah, that guy (a self-professed life long Sackerlina fan and alumna) seems like he’s ready to burn the institution down and start over. I guess he’s going to write their “Behind the Hedges” pretty soon.

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  12. theorginaldawgabides

    Just an attention seeking douche bag. His picture confirms it. Dude is in his 40’s and wearing wearing a flat billed hat.

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  13. debbybalcer

    Will Folks should not have a writing career. I recognized the name from SC politics. The column was an attempt to get people talking about him.

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  14. edkilgore

    debbybalcer is right. Will Folks is a former Republican political operative who became famous for…well, a lot of things, but alleging that his former boss Nikki Haley had adulterous sex with him really put him on the national radar screen in 2010. He never delivered the evidential goods, which is why Haley is a possible future president and Folks is crankily writing about Sakerlina football. Take it all with a big shaker of salt.

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