The three-consecutive 11-win seasons from 2011-13 seem like a distant memory for South Carolina fans.
So much so that a six-win season and bowl appearance in Will Muschamp’s first season with the Gamecocks would be considered a reason for celebration.
According to a report from The State’s Noah Feit, Grammy winning musician and South Carolina superfan Darius Rucker could play a concert in honor of the football team reaching bowl eligibility.
It all started last week, when a fan Tweeted that they’d love to see Rucker, who is both a solo country music artist and lead singer for rock band Hootie and the Blowfish, back in concert at the famous Horseshoe.
I think if we get 6 wins this season @dariusrucker should have another concert on the horseshoe
— Croc (@WhiteJungleboi) August 10, 2016
Rucker suggested that the students start a petition to get him back to the venue in which he performed a concert in September of 2015 as a part of a celebration of the school’s new journalism school.
I'm dying to play the horseshoe. Start a petition tell them I'm in!! https://t.co/mgiW6vV9WF
— Darius Rucker (@dariusrucker) August 10, 2016
It took less that 24 hours to get the University president involved — in a good way. South Carolina’s Harris Pastides replied on Twitter that there was no need for a petition:
No need for a petition…consider it done! Darius in concert on the ‘Shoe after we get to 6! https://t.co/FMKYZ56Cpa
— Harris Pastides (@HarrisPastides) August 11, 2016
Now, it’s on the Gamecocks football team to deliver on behalf of the student body.