"The first college football game of the 2010 season is us. So every college football fan in this entire country will be watching us - watching the Golden Eagles beating South Carolina.”
“And I’ve already told the guys when it happens, walk across the field and shake their hands like you expected it to happen.”
“Everybody in here has asked me about the defense. I’m going to tell you right now we are going to have a dang good defense.”
Umm..... OK. Historically we do tend to struggle a little in opening games, especially on offense. Given that USM has some good players, especially since they're not getting suspended. But for a head coach of the Golden Knights to talk trash about coming into Columbia before fall practice starts, well, that's just bad karma. USM's hopes pretty much rest on us overlooking them, which could happen. But by coming out with this, he pretty much guarantees that it won't happen. I understand him telling this to his players to motivate them, but to say it in the media was just stupid. I guess we'll find out how it works for him.