South Carolina fans apparently love hype videos. Take a look at this most recent production, with audio from Robin Williams’ character in the movie Dead Poets Society serving as the backdrop.
Williams’ character, John Keating, says:
“We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. To quote from Whitman, ‘O me! O life!… of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless… of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?’ Answer. That you are here — that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?”
The final two sentences are entirely appropriate as the Gamecocks begin a new era under Will Muschamp. Who steps up? Who steps in? Time will tell.