South Carolina alumni react to upset loss: “Citadel, though?”
The South Carolina alumni aren’t always active on Twitter, but after a 23-22 defeat at the hands of The Citadel on Saturday, they couldn’t help but share their opinions.
Former South Carolina cornerback Victor Hampton was one of many former Gamecocks to “smh,” but even though the team is 3-8, he knows there’s an opportunity to make this season a success.
Wow smh but listen folks none of this matters if we ruin clemson season next week #believe
— The BanDit (@victorhampton) November 21, 2015
Other Gamecocks weren’t as optimistic.
Former South Carolina golfer Mark Silvers III wants to put this season in the back of his memory and look ahead to 2016.
Guess it's time to start over…#gamecocks
— Mark Silvers III (@MarkSilvers3) November 21, 2015
There was plenty of reaction to the stunning finish.
Pharoh Cooper hauled in what would have been a game-winning 94-yard touchdown, but it was called back because of a false start.
Former South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore recognized Cooper’s outstanding effort Saturday, albeit in a losing effort. Cooper was quick to thank Lattimore.
The fight in you doesn't go unnoticed @KingTutt_chdown
— Marcus Lattimore (@MarcusLattimore) November 21, 2015
I Appreciate that my man ! https://t.co/Ss6K3yiBls
— Pharoh Cooper (@KingTutt_chdown) November 21, 2015
Lattimore broached the questionable call one way; another former Gamecocks back had a different style.
Patrick DiMarco felt the officiating was … a bit off. .
The refs sure wanted to see an upset in South Carolina today… Terrible just terrible
— Patrick DiMarco (@PatDiMarco42) November 21, 2015
Former South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia was left in a bit of awe after the Gamecocks were upset.
— Stephen Garcia (@StephenGarcia) November 22, 2015
Former Gamecocks running back Mike Davis couldn’t believe it either.
No ? not citadel.
— IG MikeDavisRB (@MikeDavisRB) November 21, 2015
Former South Carolina wide receiver Damiere Byrd was unable to get to a TV to see the game.
After getting word of the final score, he had a similar reaction.
What happened …. Couldn't watch the game, citadel though?
— Damiere Byrd (@LookIn_Da_Miere) November 21, 2015