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Everybody sucks in the SEC East.

I’d mock this

The SEC East was terrible in 2016. Florida backed into the division championship only after Tennessee choked it away. Some metrics rated the division the worst in major college football and barely better than the top American Athletic Conference division.

Obviously, it’s been a fall from grace for the division with the departure of several notable coaches, including Urban Meyer, Gary Pinkel and Mark Richt. However, that means the division is wide open for the taking.

While speaking at the NFL combine to SEC Country’s Alec Shirkey, several former Florida players were clear.

“I think [Will Muschamp]‘s going to turn [South Carolina] around and they’re going to be a competitor in the SEC East,” former Florida defensive tackle Caleb Brantley said.

Muschamp, of course, was coached Florida from 2011 to 2014. He recruited most of the players involved in Jim McElwain’s back-to-back SEC East championship teams. However, Florida unceremoniously sacked Muschamp after a 6-5 season. Three of his four seasons were underwhelming.

However, 2016 was perhaps his most impressive coaching job. Despite having a severely under-talented roster, South Carolina went 6-7 and qualified for a bowl game. That included a shocking 24-21 win over No. 18 Tennessee and upset over Vanderbilt in the opener.

… but damn, that last sentence is more than Georgia was capable of last year.  Time to step it up, Kirby.

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Something to crow about

No knock on the kid in question, who was the Big South Freshman of the Year, but that the transfer of an FCS defensive back who will have to sit out the 2017 season is a legitimate cause of celebration for South Carolina fans should give you some idea of how bare the last few seasons of Spurrier’s recruiting left the cupboard for Boom.

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They said, they said.

Talk about your meteor pissing match — Dabo and Boom (“obviously, there was a racial slur”) argue about insults being tossed by Clemson players before their game without having any direct knowledge of whether or not that occurred.

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Setting the tone

Well, I see this morning that several Gamecock players had their fee-fees hurt by some of Clemson’s actions towards the end of last night’s blowout.

The 56-7 loss stung plenty for the South Carolina football team.

The way Clemson acted in the final minutes, including late timeouts and showboating, was a step too far, USC players said.

Multiple Gamecocks players directly expressed their displeasure at the way the Tigers finished out Saturday’s Palmetto Bowl. The word “classless” was thrown around, as several South Carolina players said this one will stick in their craws for a while.

“I feel like they kind of disrespected us at the end,” safety D.J. Smith said. “Holding the ball and doing all that showboating. I feel like it wasn’t really classy, but it is a rivalry game. It’s going to stick with all of us and we’re going to remember.”

Wide receiver Terry Googer was visibly upset coming off the field, having to be directed to the locker room before coming out to sing the alma mater.

“Classless is not a strong enough word to describe the actions!” Googer tweeted.

The Gamecocks were on the wrong end of a 56-7 score. Clemson started pulling starters with more than 18 minutes to go. The Tigers used back-to-back timeouts to give seniors and departing juniors a curtain call as the game wound down.

“That last couple minutes was pretty disrespectful,” tight end Hayden Hurst said. “We’ve got a year to think about that and let it sink in.”

Running back A.J. Turner said coach Will Muschamp in the postgame told the team he didn’t like what Clemson did.

Did he now.  I wonder how the team took Boom’s classy act before the game’s start.

“Tensions higher”? Color me shocked.

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Tommy Bowden, the gift that keeps on giving

Thanksgiving may only be a meal, but I suspect Agent Muschamp is mighty grateful for the assist he just got from Clemson’s former head coach.  (h/t)

I suspect that bad boy’s already gone up on a few locker room walls.  Hell, Boom’s probably gonna stuff a turkey or two with it while he’s at it.

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Game day thoughts, Georgia-South Carolina edition

I bet you saw the first three words and thought I was going to discuss the Falcons. Okay, I keed, I keed.

Anyway, who the hell really knows what to expect today?  Do we get the Nicholls version of Georgia, or the North Carolina one?  Is there an accumulated hangover from the losses to Ole Miss and Tennessee?  Does Nick Chubb get more than one carry?  Does Blankenship get to try an attempt outside the 20-yard line?  Do Boom and Roper recreate the magic that carried them to an unexpected, lopsided win at the 2014 Cocktail Party?

And that’s all before you even get to the game being played a day later than anyone expected just a week ago.  Or whether the wind might have an impact today.

Advanced stats would suggest Georgia is worth the consideration of being more than a touchdown favorite this afternoon. S&P+ has the Dawgs at 58th and the ‘Cocks at 88th, with the matchups being what you’d expect:

  • Georgia offense (60th) vs. South Carolina defense (32nd)
  • Georgia defense (41st) vs. South Carolina offense (121st)

As for the other part of the game…

  • Georgia special teams:  125th
  • South Carolina special teams:  51st

Yecch.

If I have my hopes today, they’re that (1) Eason and the other true freshmen continue to grow; (2) Chaney continues to be open-minded with the offensive game plan; (3) the defense shows that its problems through the first third of the season were due in large part to the quality of the offenses it’s faced; and (4) special teams don’t soil themselves.

I feel okay about the first two, maybe not so much about the third and totally despondent about the fourth, so if you put a gun to my head, I’d say Georgia wins, but doesn’t cover.

Feel free to respond in the comments.

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Moar Go home, 2016 season. You’re drunk, ctd.

Scene from a college football Sunday:

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You can feel the excitement, can’t you?

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UPDATE:  The place is really filling up fast.

 

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