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GABA Q&A: What is the best quote you've heard from a Gamecock athlete?

Welcome to GABA Q&A, the feature that asks us to share our experiences as Gamecock fans. We'll give our answers, and we encourage all commenters to share theirs in the comment section. The question won't focus so much on the state of athletics or analysis, but instead allow us to reminisce and tell personal stories about the highs and lows of our fandom.

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Our Ten Seasons of Spurrier post this week is giving us a chance to talk about the Head Ball Coach's best quotes. In the spirit of appreciating great quotes, what's the best quote you've heard from a Gamecock athlete?


Victor Hampton's legacy at South Carolina was defined by flashes of brilliance strobing between sigh-inducing judgment lapses. But boy, his 2013 response to Dabo's "No one wants [to beat South Carolina] more than me" comment was just so damn gooey and buttery. Presented with Dabo's quote at a presser, Vic coolly offered, "It's a problem if the coach wants to win the game more than the players." Oh man that was great. We went ahead and beat Clemson, as you'll recall.


This is something that was tweeted rather than actually said to the media, but it's the first thing I thought of:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Some Arkansas fans were talking trash to me on the bench... I reminded them that I had more points than their whole team <a href="">#imthekicker</a></p>&mdash; Elliott fry (@elliott_fry22) <a href="">October 13, 2013</a></blockquote>

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I think this was the moment that #Freisman became my favorite player.


I struggled finding something I thought was good enough to make the cut until I stumbled upon Clowney's quotes from the 2013 SEC Media Days. He's got some good ones regarding Sir Johnny Football and Tajh. While I'm not sold their my favorite of all-time, I think both are worthy of this week's round table.

On a possible matchup with Texas A&M in the SECCG and Clowney's chances of taking Manziel down:

"Can I get him? Yes, I can get him. How do I approach him? Full speed. He gotta make a move. I'm going straight, I make him make a move. I'm going to try to hit him in the mouth."

Is Tajh Boyd scared?

"I can tell Tajh Boyd is scared back there. He ain't no sitting duck, but you can see in his eyes that he's scared of our D-linemen. We know that coming into the game that we have him shook already. We get a couple hits on him and it changes the whole game. He's scared every time we play them. I know he's probably listening to this right now, but I'm just telling the truth, man."

Yea nevermind, this one's definitely my favorite.


As captured perfectly here by The Feathered Warrior:

A wise man once said "Pressure busts a pipe. Pressure don't bust Fred Bennett." That man was Fred Bennett.