You’ll remember that Vanderbilt running back Ralph Webb had pointed words about South Carolina during SEC Media Days, telling the notepad-and-camera crew gathered there that the Commodores would gain a victory in their season opener.
Well, time to walk back that pick.
As tweeted by David Cloninger of The State early Friday morning, Gamecocks linebacker T.J. Holloman was pleased that South Carolina’s defense was able to gain the last word in a 13-10 victory Thursday in Nashville.
Holloman on Ralph Webb: "Basically, we just wanted to make him eat his words."
— Mike Wilson (@MikeWilsonAJC) September 2, 2016
Sure, Webb gained his yards. He had 97 on 20 carries with a long run of 12. Still, he and the rest of the Commodores came up short in the number that matters most: The final score.
You have to hand it to South Carolina for sticking it to Webb here. Guarantees are fun, as long as they’re backed up with action. Obviously, that didn’t happen.
Perhaps Webb will be more cautious when thinking about issuing a guarantee next time.