Droves of fans will flock to Williams-Brice Stadium this Saturday to get their first look at the new crop of Gamecocks in the annual Garnet and Black spring Game, but it will also be a chance to see some former South Carolina legends.
More than 100 former Gamecocks players will participate in the first edition of the Garnet and Black Alumni Game. The flag football game is scheduled for 11 a.m. ET before the spring game begins at noon.
Marcus Lattimore among alumni game participants. 11 am Saturday before spring game. pic.twitter.com/D3CbgRAJIS
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The idea, which was hatched by new South Carolina coach Will Muschamp in association with the president of the USC Association of Lettermen, will bring together some of the greatest players in program history, even stretching back to the 1940s.
“We had a great conversation, about how lettermen need to be part of the culture,” Moe Brown, former South Carolina wide receiver and president of the USC Association of Lettermen, told The State‘s David Cloninger. “In order to go to where it needs to be, he requires that family atmosphere and accountability that comes along with being a letterman.”
The alumni will be recognized on the field at halftime during the spring game and sign autographs afterward. The open scrimmage will be televised on SEC Network.