Happy Monday, South Carolina fans. The loss to The Citadel is in the rearview mirror, and South Carolina’s focus has shifted to its finale against Clemson.
Here are six things to know:
- South Carolina alumni react to upset loss: “Citadel, though?” You can bet “smh” was used often in these tweets.
- One South Carolina fan petitions to let fans call plays during the Clemson game. Apparently, he was none too pleased with the coaches after the loss to The Citadel.
- South Carolina interim coach Shawn Elliott calls the person who created the fake rumor about his resignation “a pretty sick individual.” Elliott was none too pleased with the situation and adamantly denied any thoughts of resigning.
- Elliott was kicked out of the 1989 Clemson game that the Gamecocks lost 45-0.
- South Carolina opened as huge underdogs against top-ranked Clemson. The unbeaten Tigers are more than two-touchdown favorites on the road against the Gamecocks.
- Quarterback Lorenzo Nunez responded to his coach’s injury comments. Nunez decided not to play right before The Citadel game, Elliott said.
Other South Carolina news from around the Internet
- Yahoo Sports’ Sam Cooper writes that Waffle House will give free food to the winning city in the Clemson-South Carolina game. In addition to the waffles, Waffle House will also donate $10,000 to the general scholarship fund of the winning university.
- The State’s Joshua Lloyd writes that winning records have historically affected South Carolina-Clemson merchandise sales. A store that sells merchandise of both teams tends to see an uptick in sales for the team with the best record.
- Greenville Online’s Mandrallius Robinson writes that Steve Spurrier fled before an imminent Clemson-USC rout. Clemson just notched its third 11-win season in the last four years, while South Carolina suffered its first non-conference home loss since 2007.