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We haven't dominated teams because we have never been dominant. We are still not dominant on offense. Our defense is dominant though. Winning in LSU...most people don't. Their home record is ridiculous. The last time we played Alabama in 2010...they were ranked #1. We beat them 35-21.
Aside from the Florida game the season was very solid. That game was inexplicable, 29 yards and two first downs in the first half 21 points off turnovers. Our defense was unreal against them but the O kept making awful mistakes. Eventually the defense just wore down from being on the field all game...it isn't an excuse, it is a fact. We got killed, I believe if that game starts differently, there is no way we lose in the Swamp and that is 3 in a row.
The writing on the wall? Which is what? That USCe doesn't belong in the UM league?
If you think this team rolls over for Michigan you are mistaken. You present an opportunity.
I don't know Kool Aid, but butthurt is a dumb word.
Let me ask you, how old are you? And I'm saying you can't put yourself on the level of Bama, LSU, UF, or UGA....yes, you've beaten a few of those teams but they have sustained success and the Gamecocks have just become relevant. How have those teams continued to be successful for such a long time? (For the most part) They beat the teams they're supposed to and don't drop games to Kentucky, Vandy, Ole Miss, etc. And until USCe can prove they can dominate the lower tier teams of the SEC; most fanbases in the country will say they don't compare to those other teams (especially Bama/LSU). I'm giving you a perspective of an unbiased person not in your fanbase. That is how you're perceived. USCe has been a very good team the last couple of years, but nobody is ready to crown you yet as an SEC top dog.
"Those Who Stay...Will be Champions"
wtf does this even mean? weirdest argument I've ever seen.
Yep. We don't think we are top dog. The SEC has 6 teams in the BCS top 10. We are 6th best out of those 6th. Tells you something about the conference. We don't think we're worldbeaters but we have fine program. One I think on 1/1 at 3pm you will also agree was fine.
Well I guess i'll make the first move and try to get back on topic..
1. Michigan's O-Line vs Clowney and company
2. Michigan's Ryan, Demens, Morgan vs Shaw and his ability to extend drives with either his feet or arm
3. Michigan's big play potential from Denard, Devin, Roundtree, Gallon etc. I can't imagine Michigan putting together any 9 plays 80 yard drives against this defense.
South Carolina 20
Maybe we should talk about your game against Bama.. or Nebraska.. you know, the same Nebraska who got 70 hung on them? Shoelace better lace them up because Clowney will be coming for him. Michigan is one of those teams that was good back in the day, but haven't done anything in recent history yet still claim dominance for some reason... Hopefully we can come in and play like App state, they seem pretty decent.
Yeah if we don't have Denard Robinson on the field or Devin Gardner on the field we aren't very good. Too bad they will both be playing against SC, so the Nebraska game is irrelevant. Unless you wanna talk about how our defense completely shut down an offense that is 3x better than South Carolina's for a whole game...
PS: I'm pretty sure Michigan just won a BCS bowl last year.
PPS: So far South Carolina fans seem to be pretty big ***holes.
This post was edited by gobluescrewosu7 19 months ago
For the South Carolina fans viewing, I've always wondered, do you guys prefer SCAR, USC, or USCe? Growing up a Big Ten fan, USC to me will always be Southern Cal, and I've never quite bought in to the whole USCe thing for some reason. Just curious what your fanbase actually prefers to use, if anything.
And until USCe can prove they can dominate the lower tier teams of the SEC; most fanbases in the country will say they don't compare to those other teams
What exactly is your definition of "dominate"? In the last 12 years with a total of 24 meetings between USC and Kentucky and Vandy (playing each once a year as members of the SEC East) USC has lost a grand total of 3 times.......thats the Cocks winning 21 of 24.
Don't even act like your team shows up to play every week. They don't....I've watch them for almost every game the past 3 years...and by coincidence the best 3 years in your history. Yet, I find myself wondering how a team that is supposed to be a top 10 team seems to struggle every year against the lower tier and pathetic out of conference schedule y'all play. And by dominate I mean the result is rarely in doubt. Even your own fanbase will agree that y'all play down to your competition. You don't see Bama beating Kentucky or Vandy only by 10. They impose their will on play #1 and never let the other team think they have a chance. That's the difference between a championship team and a team such as yourselves.
Will you get a load of this? Less than a year ago we won the Sugar Bowl....a BCS game. How many BCS games have you won in your history...or how about this question....how many conference championships have you ever won? Maybe we haven't won a national title in awhile but you haven't won anything worth mentioning....EVER. So cool it with the "Michigan was good back in the day" crap. Nobody is putting you and Bama in the same sentence.
This post was edited by Moon 19 months ago
I think the key will be how the cocks penetrate
I'm sure the Cocks will play hard
We prefer USC. A lot of our fans really hate being referred to as USCe... and we never refer to ourselves as SCAR.
Sorry USC has been taken. Choose again.
Why? I think SCar is an awesome abbreviation for a school.
In response to Moon's recent posts... No reasonable Carolina fans really expect us to be a Bama or LSU type program, so there's really no reason to compare us to them... HOWEVER, if you are going to say that us playing down to our competition at times is one of the reasons that we aren't like a Bama or LSU, you might want to recognize that LSU has been playing down to their competition A LOT year. Look at their scores from this year.
We don't expect anyone to be blown away by our history or tradition- we just started winning.
Also, you will have to forgive SC fans for not being impressed by the fact that you guys made a BCS bowl last year when we were ranked ahead of you in the BCS (just like this year). You barely beat a VT team (partially thanks to another ref who doesn't understand the meaning of the word "indisputable") who finished second place in the ACC (let's not even get into how that conference is garbage). VT got thrashed twice last year by a Clemson team that we dominated. I seem to remember a lot of the talking heads thinking that it was silly that you guys and VT even made it into a BCS bowl.
Let's face it- the Outback Bowl this year will be a better game than most of the BCS bowls. BCS bowls are getting more and more overrated every year.
Michigan definitely has great history, but you guys have not been a "dominant" program in a while. I can't remember the last time that you guys were in National Championship contention, much less on a consistent basis like Bama or LSU... so look in the mirror... and please don't bring up accomplishments from over 15 years ago.
Not trying to be abrasive, but just countering Moon's posts.
Just don't feel good about this game
11 National Titles | 42 Conference Titles | 3 Heisman Winners | 78 All-Americans | 37 College Hall of Fame Members
You realize there's a ton more universities that refer to themselves as UM than just Michigan right? Definitely many more than use USC. I don't think anyone's discussing SoCal in this thread, so really no reason to denote the "e" after USC. Let's be real. Noone on here is referring to Michigan as UMaa. South Carolina was actually USC before SoCal because we were founded about a century before SoCal... I know that you think we don't deserve to be called USC because of our football program, but, believe it or not, these football teams actually have institutions of higher learning attached to them.
LOL I don't know, man. Just don't. Some Clempson fans have taken to calling us Scar though.
And so the influx of the paid, laid, and saved begins.
We were in national contention as #2 in the nation in 2006 and we lost our last game to #1 ohio. If you don't strive to be them or better than Bama/LSU how do you ever expect to beat them on a consistent basis? Oh ya, that what 2nd place says. And in my recent posts...I said for the "most part". LSU has not played as good as they have in recent past, but they still do it on a consistent basis, hence their National Titles and conference championships. With your guys' recent success, why wouldn't you want to be mentioned with them? With that thinking you guys will always be 5th place.
If I sat around expecting for the South Carolina Gamecocks football program to recruit at the same level as all of the elite, storied programs then I'm going to spend my time being a pretty discontent fan. I'd prefer to realize the fact that my school is having unprecedented success right now and enjoy it for what it is and hope we can build on it. As long as we can keep winning 10+ games a year, competing for the division, and make it to Atlanta every few years and hopefully finally win one, I can't really complain. To me, a national championship would be unreal. I realize this may be difficult for a Michigan fan to understand as they have been an elite program since the dawn of football and the school I graduated from has never been good at football.
Glad you finally realize what we've all been telling you.
I didn't realize anything... That's always been my feeling on the matter... and I've never been shy about admitting it.
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