The long-awaited return
of Sindarius Thornwell saw the South Carolina Gamecocks men’s basketball team do something it hasn’t done since, like, before Crying Jordan: beat the University of Georgia in a basketball game. The team showcased their powerhouse defense, and held the (two-headed three point hydra) Bulldogs’ to just 3 baskets from beyond the arc; it was exactly the way a Frank Martin team is designed to play. They followed that up with a come-from-behind victory in College Station against a very solid Texas A&M Aggies side that shot an eye-popping 67 percent from the floor in the first half. It’s safe to say that the Gamecocks are playing much better with the return of their stalwart guard, but just what does Thornwell’s presence mean for the team besides just being arguably the best player on the team? How does his return affect the Gamecocks still-alive NCAA Tournament hopes? What does the team need to do to realize those dreams? Have no fear, your favorite podcast is back to tackle all of the issues with takes just hot enough to avoid a bench clearing brawl.
This week, besides our look into the men’s basketball team and their path through the SEC and into March, we take a look at the rumored-to-be newest member (I mean we’re pretty sure, because it’s already on his Wikipedia page) of the football coaching staff: Eric Wolford. You may remember him from his previous stint in Columbia, where he was the OLine coach and running game coordinator before leaving to be the head coach at Youngstown State. He’s since been with the 49ers, who despite not being super good actually have a decent running game. We speculate on his ability to recruit, develop, and manage talent, and pray that things cannot possibly get any worse and, therefore, can only get better from here.
We also discuss how to prepare for what will (at least in our minds) almost assuredly be a Clemson National Championship win over Alabama, define what’s needed for football to continue it’s return to success, and much much more.
Sidenote: GET WELL SOON, A’JA WILSON. We hope to find out more about her ankle injury today.