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South Carolina hates the Gamecocks, sorta

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A plurality of the 288 South Carolina internet users polled for this Reddit map hate the Gamecocks more than any other team. Only 266 of the 7,866 total voters hate South Carolina the most, which come to a meager 3 percent of the total votes. Interestingly, 16 percent of the total responses, the most from any one state, came Georgia.Only 71 respondents (one percent) are particularly worried about Clemson. All in all, I'm not totally sure what to make of this.

Spurrier updates Busta Anderson injury

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After practice on Wednesday morning, Steve Spurrier provided injury updates on Busta Anderson and JT Surratt. He explained the thought process behind having the Gamecocks run the Oklahoma drill during practice on Tuesday evening.

Dylan Thompson explains his Thor shirt

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Senior quarterback Dylan Thompson talked to the media about his Thor shirt, errant snaps from the centers, and the toughness of the 2014 Gamecocks.

Elliott Fry's leg may have murdered this windshield

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Shortly after South Carolina's Sunday evening practice session, Gamecock placekicker Elliott Fry tweeted this picture of a broken windshield near the Proving Grounds on Bluff Road where South Carolina holds football practice. The absence of a subject in either of the sentence fragments associated with the tweet prevent us from knowing if it was Fry himself who did the damage or one of his teammates, but the more fun thing to do is assume that it was Fry. This tweet continues a strong run of social media activity this offseason for the Groza Award watch list member. Let's hope this is just a preview of the carnage he intends to rain down upon the SEC during the 2014 season.

USA Today: Final chapter of Spurrier saga might be longest

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A nice piece from Dan Wolken of USA TODAY Sports, discussing the amazing fact that Steve Spurrier sits on the cusp of coaching more seasons at South Carolina than he coached at Florida, as he enters his 10th year in Columbia.

Get ready for the 2014 football season

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Watch this video to get yourself in the correct frame of mind for kickoff on Aug. 28. It gives you everything you want from a highlight video -- specifically, highlights (take notes, GamecocksOnline) -- while telling the story of last season and setting you up for the major themes of the upcoming campaign. I got chills. (via Jeff Tyner of GamecockCentral)

FO - Sidney Rice: What Could Have Been?

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A nice read on the Gamecock great, and I did fine reading it until the fourth paragraph, where they mentioned Sterling Sharpe and Robert Brooks, and then I just got very sad. On a completely unrelated note, I used to referee rec league basketball in Columbia, and one afternoon got assigned to a girls basketball game coached by Sterling Sharpe, staring his daughter. Two things stand out for me from this game: 1) You forget how huge professional athletes are until you're near them. Sterling Sharpe played WIDE RECEIVER, a position that affords opportunities to some of the smallest men on the football field, and he dwarfed me. And I am not a small man. 2) It was not hard to figure out which of the 10 children on the floor was related to Sterling Sharpe. His daughter was comically larger than the other players.

This out-of-context vine of Steve Spurrier is hilarious and hypnotic

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Following South Carolina's annual media golf event last week, Steve Spurrier took some time to answer questions about the Gamecocks' chances of making a run at an SEC title in 2014. As he often does, the Head Ball Coach spent some time explaining how he'd rather take things one game at time instead of getting fixated on one or two opponents. He recalled his early days in Columbia and how one of his first acts was to rip down the "Beat Clemson" signage in the locker room. Taken out of context, his comments are hilarious and strangely hypnotic. I didn't realize that Spurrier had hired Tobias Funke as a speech writer.

For internet reasons, here's Steve Spurrier on the cover of Abbey Road

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Yesterday, Brandi Mills of The Big Spur snapped a photo of Steve Spurrier in which his gait resembled that of the mid-stride Beatles on the cover of Abbey Road. Lacking the most basic Photoshop skills, I asked the internet to make my dreams a reality. The internet was more than happy to oblige. So here you go. (via Donnie Solesbee)

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