South Carolina and Georgia have battled for SEC East bragging rights over the last few years. Naturally, that rivalry and competitiveness boils over in to recruiting. On National Signing Day the Gamecocks scored a recruiting victory over Georgia cornerback Wesley Green.
Green announced his decision late Wednesday afternoon that he will join South Carolina. In his press conference he stated the Gamecocks new class is looking to start a new Legion of Boom, following up on the success demonstrated by the Seattle Seahawks this past NFL season. Perhaps the Gamecocks can battle with the other USC for that title in time after the Trojans have put together a top-notch defensive secondary in this recruiting class as well. He is the fourth defensive back signed by the Gamecocks today, joining four-star D.J. Smith of Georgia and three star players Darin Smith (Summerville, South Carolina) and Al Harris Jr. (Fort Lauderdale, Florida). The Gamecocks were in need of quality depth help in the defensive backfield and they have locked that up in the Class of 2014.
Green is a four-star prospect and a top 20 defensive back in the nation and top 20 player overall in the state of Georgia according to Rivals. The Gamecocks are adding five players form the state of Georgia so far in the Class of 2014.
The Gamecocks only had the ninth best recruiting class in the SEC according to Rivals but South Carolina is ranked is ranked 17th in the nation at this point.
Turns out Steve Spurrier isn’t the only iconic college football figure to retire this week.
Texas announced Tuesday evening Bevo XIV has been diagnosed with bovine leukemia and has been retired to his pasture, effective immediately.
Bevo XIV missed Saturday’s stunning upset of then-No. 10 Oklahoma with what the school called a “life threatening” illness, and rumors circulated around the internet this week he had passed away.
Bevo XIV officially hangs up his horns with a 106-41 record with two national championship appearances.
There is no word at press time on a possible debut of Bevo XV.
Urban Dictionary defines “Clemsoning” as “the act of an inexplicably disappointing performance, usually within the context of a college football season.”
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney was asked about the phenomenon following the Tigers’ destruction of Georgia Tech Saturday and promptly went off. The question, asked by ESPN’s David Hale, was in reference to Swinney’s program shaking the label – Saturday marked Clemson’s 34th straight win over an unranked opponent – but Swinney didn’t see it that way.
Armed with some new facts (Clemson SID Tim Bourret noted 50 teams have fallen as ranked opponents to unranked foes since the Tigers last did so on Nov. 19, 2011), Swinney again targeted the “Clemsoning” label.
“I think it’s an agenda. It’s just bias,” Swinney told the Charleston (S.C.) Post & Courier Tuesday. “People are uneducated. They’re just ignorant and lazy because they’re not looking at the facts. If they did, they’d be focused on other schools and not Clemson. They’d be dialed in on what Clemson has done. There aren’t three other schools in the country as consistent as Clemson, in all aspects.”
I hate to break it to you, Dabo: you are absolutely correct, but the term, as they say, has been coined.
Just go beat Florida State, beat South Carolina, win the ACC and win a national title and maybe Urban Dictionary will delete that pesky page out of a sign of respect.
Also, No. 5 Clemson hosts unranked Boston College on Saturday. This would be a very, very unfortunate time for the Tigers to suffer an upset.