The Clemson- South Carolina football game is the longest uninterrupted series in the South and the second longest uninterrupted series overall, having been played every year since 1909.
Clemson holds a 65-39-4 lead in the series, which dates back to 1896.
Recall what happened in 2004 in the meeting between these two teams? If you haven’t seen it, you’re really missing out. Check out the video.
This week, Dabo Swinney’s press conference lasted about an hour. Most weeks, it lasts less than 30 minutes. After three questions on the blowout loss to N. C. State last week, attention was turned to USC.
This is an exciting week in college football. It’s an exciting week in our state, for every home in the state. It’s a ton of fun to be a part of this rivalry. It’s a huge game.
I try to be impartial and show journalistic integrity… but, not in this case. It’s rivalry week, you can take that stuff outta here.
Talk about “SEC > ACC” all you want, but fact of the matter is South Carolina has played two teams with a winning record all year- Arkansas and Georgia. Hands down, they’ve got the weakest schedule in the SEC. The ‘Cocks lost to Auburn this year; Clemson didn’t. Regardless of the outcome Saturday, Clemson will be playing for their conference title and a chance to play in a BCS bowl the following week; South Carolina will not.
How many chances does one mediocre QB need in life before he’s finally kicked off the team? Spurrier would argue five. That’s a disgrace. Or we could talk about USC’s quarterback coach, George Mangus. But let’s not. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you can read about it here.
Ever been to Columbia? I don’t recommend it. People want to slam Clemson for having cows and farmland, but I’ll take that any day over the slums of Cola.
Clemson ranks as Princeton’s Review’s 27th-best public university. The University of South Carolina comes in at 42. Hey, South Carolina, maybe you shouldn’t pass out in-state tuition to out-of- state kids like it’s candy…
But, all jokes aside, maybe Swinney put it in perspective when he said:
One thing I didn’t realize when I came here was the competitiveness of the rivalry. Clemson fans want South Carolina to be 0-11 when they meet in November. And, South Carolina fans want Clemson to be 0-11. But I’m not sure that’s the best thing for our state. I like when this game has national implications.
This year, both teams are entering the game at 9-2 and shooting for a top 10 finish.
I’m so pumped to see Tajh Boyd and Sammy Watkins take on South Carolina’s NFL caliber D. I want to see Alshon Jeffery against Coty Sensabaugh, Clemson’s shut down corner. I hope Spurrier throws his headset a few times, and Dabo grabs Malliciah Goodman’s facemask.
But, you can throw out tactical and technical football on Saturday night. In rivalry games, who wants the W more, will get it. And hopefully, it’ll be the guys in orange and purple.
Check back tomorrow for a preview analysis of the game! Happy Thanksgiving!