| SEC Recruiting|| re: AJ McCarron Rips Recruiting Analysts, 5-stars - jt21 on 1/31/14 at 10:16 am|
It's just as much the fault of fans who overdo it with twitter, etc. building up the colossal egos of these guys, granted, most people wouldn't know about any of these recruits without the recruiting services.
And the coaches too. They're the ones calling or texting these kids 24/7 (also promisin...
| SEC Rant|| re: Best defender in the conference not named Clowney? - jt21 on 4/9/13 at 9:47 am|
Dominique Easley. ...
| SEC Rant|| re: OFF-SEASON: Most unbearable game your football team played that you watched. - jt21 on 2/19/13 at 9:39 am|
[quote]I remember leaving that game at halftime..... [/quote]
Stayed for the whole thing... not my favorite experience to say the least.
Most recent unwatchable game - 2012 at Florida. Fumbled the game away in the first 20 minutes....
| South Carolina Sports|| re: Thompson or Shaw? - jt21 on 1/3/13 at 10:00 am|
Don't think either is significantly better than the other at this point. Will be a fun spring, that's for sure.
Shaw's biggest problem has been inability/unwillingness to pull the trigger on throws that have been there. Also has shown some arm strength issues (underthrown deep balls all season). ...
| SEC Rant|| re: Lattimore's Draft Stock - jt21 on 12/12/12 at 9:10 am|
Reportedly multiple teams communicated that they would take him in the 3rd round if he's available (and there aren't any setbacks in his rehab before then). - A large reason he declared....
| South Carolina Sports|| re: Thoughts on Saturday? - jt21 on 11/21/12 at 12:36 pm|
Not confident. Think Clemson is just too explosive, as good as our defense is and as bad as theirs is, for Carolina to keep up. Doesn't help that Shaw won't be able to run with the foot injury. And the game is on the road, where Shaw hasn't played well to say the least.
Clemson's offensive line ...
| South Carolina Sports|| re: Cockytalk West?!?! - jt21 on 10/27/12 at 7:14 pm|
I enjoy Cockytalk... though plenty of uneducated idiots. ...
| South Carolina Sports|| re: This sucks - jt21 on 10/24/12 at 2:15 pm|
Same. In a day my primary interest went from SC and college football to all NFL.
Obviously still want SC to do well and will watch every minute of every game but not the same. ...
| SEC Rant|| re: South Carolina 11 @ Florida 44 - FINAL SEC East Championship Next Week - jt21 on 10/20/12 at 4:25 pm|
IMO SC is holding up pretty well in pass protection - as they did against LSU. Shaw just won't pull the trigger....
| SEC Rant|| re: LSU dominated USCe - jt21 on 10/14/12 at 2:05 pm|
LSU had perfect game plan. Take away the pass rush and the defense isn't all that amazing. SC's linebackers are pretty average (SLOWWWWW) and were exposed all night in the run game. And the interior line wasn't incredible either.
Max protect with 3-step drop after 3-step drop throws worked well ...
| SEC Rant|| re: HEY GAMECOCK FANS YOUR DEFENSE DIDN'T GET OFF THE BUS - jt21 on 10/13/12 at 10:41 pm|
Gotta give a lot of blame to the offense. D was on the field all night. But SC's Linebackers are so slow. Definitely the biggest weakness on D tonight.
LSU did an awesome job completely neutralizing the pass rush with running and all of the quick throws.
| SEC Rant|| re: Tyler Bray is just not a winner - jt21 on 9/29/12 at 9:42 pm|
Jevan Snead was going 1st round in a ton of mocks leading up to and during the early part of his last season- look how that turned out....
| SEC Rant|| re: Week 4 - How do you feel about your team? - jt21 on 9/23/12 at 9:14 am|
Good, but jury is still out.
Offense has been a pleasant surprise- though it hasn't played great. Still way ahead of what we saw for most of last season which is good to see.
Defense has been strong, but I'd still contend it really hasn't been tested. Thought Mizzou had some opportunities but ...
| SEC Rant|| re: Mark Schlabach Picks Mizzou to Upset South Carolina - jt21 on 9/20/12 at 5:10 pm|
[quote] We're only favored by 10. Our defense has been better than UGA's so far and our guys have been pumped at home. We'll be missing DJ but I doubt they move the ball 'pretty easily'.[/quote]
I'd consider SC 3 pt favorites.
Yea, maybe I'm too skeptical of the defense at this point. But UAB...
| SEC Rant|| re: Mark Schlabach Picks Mizzou to Upset South Carolina - jt21 on 9/20/12 at 4:58 pm|
I think Mizzou will be able to move the ball on Carolina's defense pretty easily. Shocked SC is favored by so much. ...
| SEC Rant|| re: Looking forward to the Mizzou game - jt21 on 9/16/12 at 9:48 am|
As an SC fan I'm not hugely confident. Both ECU and UAB moved the ball pretty easily at times, ECU especially though the team kept shooting itself in the foot with turnovers. And since Spurrier has been at Carolina the defense has struggled with zone-read based spread offenses similar to what Mizzou...
| SEC Rant|| re: . - jt21 on 9/8/12 at 9:55 pm|
Ark's QB is laughably bad....
| SEC Rant|| re: Jerry's UT vs. NCSU game recap - jt21 on 8/31/12 at 10:49 pm|
Tennessee's pass blocking was impressive. I know NC State doesn't exactly have the best defensive line out there but Bray had all day to throw for most of the night. ...
| SEC Rant|| re: Can we discuss USCe's lack of a playmaking WR? - jt21 on 8/31/12 at 10:59 am|
From what I saw, and from what people who were at he game have been saying, Carolina's WRs were open all night. IMO WRs aren't the problem.
The problem was Shaw either didn't pull the trigger, was running for his life because the O Line blows, or threw the ball late and/or weak. Though I will say...
| SEC Rant|| re: Clowney,what happened to him - jt21 on 8/30/12 at 9:44 pm|
[quote]Maybe I'm just use to how lsu players look but none of USC players looked jacked at all and I figured clowney might be ripped and little more but idk[/quote]
I've sort of noticed this. ...
| SEC Rant|| re: So I said we would beat Vandy by 10+, hell 30+ - jt21 on 8/30/12 at 9:41 pm|
Not that the group is great, but I don't see how people are questioning the WRs when the QB (and offensive line) play was so awful. It wasn't just the late, weak throws but Shaw was taking off and looking to run way too early in the 1st half. ...
| SEC Rant|| re: USC vs. Vandy Pregame Thread - jt21 on 8/29/12 at 11:26 am|
I still find it incredible that last season even with Garcia throwing 4 picks, Vandy still only gained 77 total yards (including yardage lost from sacks). Ridiculous.
Though no way that performance is repeated on Thursday. ...
| SEC Rant|| re: Depth keeps getting thinner for South Carolina DBs - jt21 on 8/26/12 at 9:35 pm|
Royster was a guy you'd hope would've been right in the mix to replace Swearinger next year... but between his shoulder injury last year and diabetes just couldn't get on the practice field consistently.
Royster transfer aside, secondary/pass defense could be a big issue this year. Minus Clemson...
| SEC Rant|| re: Offense personnel woes for UF - skill positions - jt21 on 8/21/12 at 12:31 pm|
It is interesting that a school that recruits as ridiculously well as Florida does wouldn't have many established stars at the skill positions. Will be a fun team to watch this year with so many unknowns....
| SEC Rant|| re: South Carolina @ Vanderbilt - jt21 on 8/8/12 at 9:47 am|
Vandy definitely has a shot. SC will be the better team throughout the year but wouldn't be at all surprising to see rust and sloppy play in the first game of the year. And based on last season, Vandy shouldn't be a push over playing at home....
| South Carolina Sports|| re: 2013 South Carolina Recruiting Thread (and stuff): - jt21 on 7/20/12 at 10:37 pm|
Carolina isn't seriously in it for Hatcher. He had interest early but don't think there's been any serious contact for a while. Pretty sure he didn't end up ever visiting and I don't think the staff made a huge effort with him given how many DE/OLB type guys SC picked up in the spring and with how t...
| SEC Rant|| re: Connor Shaw Not Happy with Under Armour Footwear - jt21 on 7/6/12 at 10:23 am|
[quote]@14Shaw: 3rd time the sole of my Under Armour shoes have completely busted. And we wonder why so many people have "freak" foot injuries on the team..[/quote]
That was Shaw's actual tweet....
| SEC Rant|| re: Baseball CWS: Arizona 4 Vs South Carolina 1 FINAL ARIZONA WINS CWS - jt21 on 6/25/12 at 11:00 pm|
Sucks. Just didn't have the hitting. Too many freshman and new guys who weren't' able to come up with big hits/plays. Wonder if Arkansas would've done any better. I sort of think Florida would've been the only team with the hitting to keep up with Arizona, but who knows.
At least when you start 4...
| SEC Rant|| re: SEC QB rankings going into 2012 - jt21 on 6/25/12 at 9:59 am|
Shaw's running ability gives him an extra dimension over some of the other QBs but he's gotta go from a guy that doesn't make a lot of mistakes to a QB that picks apart the defense. Showed the ability late last year but has to do it consistently. I think McCarron is in a similar situation....
| SEC Rant|| re: South Carolina - Arkansas prediction thread - jt21 on 6/22/12 at 12:07 pm|
As bad as Arkansas' offense may be it's pretty tough to see Carolina scoring more than 2 or 3. I'll go whoever gets 2 runs will win. ...