Friday, September 18, 2009

South Carolina v. Flo-Rida Atlantic

This week, the Gamecocks decided to invite both the offense and the defense to join them for their game on Saturday. Last week the defense took a break (as did the special teams) after the offense failed to show up for the first game. Now all three phases of the game are done trying to prove they are the most important and the team just wouldn't be the same without them.

Flo-Rida Atlantic has really been through some in-depth game planning in preparation for trying to catch the Cocks ridin' dirty. That's right, they worked on kick returns and individual drills, then "installed the run scheme" and worked on 7 on 7 followed by team drills.
So, now we know that the FAU run scheme is a brand new work in progress and that FAU plans on returning kickoffs for most of the game. Fearless prediction: lots of scoring by the Gamecocks, followed by decent kickoff returns by the FAUOwls (see what they did there ... sound it out ... Fowls), and an infantile running game to follow.
In reality, the Gamecocks are about a 3 touchdown favorite. After attending several non-conference games with similar spreads over the last few years, I am not sure I expect them to cover (although I picked it a few threads down). The Old Ball Coach will most likely keep the gameplan as vanilla as possible and try to build some momentum in the ground game. This is the first home game though, so I expect to see a couple of bombs thrown to new fan favorite--and joining former players Ryan Succop and Chris Smelley on the Gamecock all name team--Tori Gurley. At 6'5" and 227, Mr. Gurley should manhandle the owls for one or two scores.
Stay tuned early next week for the first tailgating report of the Gamecock season. We may have lots of rain, so I am sure there will be plenty to make fun of.

1 comment:

  1. Woah. Somebody on this blog actually paid tuition to their assigned institution AND owns season tickets???