Well, I wasn't far off from my 17-14 prediction! Steve Spurrier OWNS
Phil Fulmer and the Tennessee Volunteers! On a night when Peyton Manning's jersey was retired, Spurrier went into Neyland Stadium with less talent and flat out beat Tennessee.
The 'Ole Ball Coach said the following on the locker room show with Todd Ellis:"Well, we beat Peyton 4 times when I was at Florida and once in the pros, so maybe I should carry him around with me all the time."
Being a life long Gamecock fan, this is a moment I have waited for a long time. We've been so close for the last several years against UT only to lose the game in the final 2 or 3 minutes. This is the kind of game that we needed to win in order to prove to the rest of the conference that Spurrier means business at South Carolina. No, we're not ready to compete for an SEC championship, but this win will go a long way getting the talent we need. This was an imprtant game. We stole this one and now we need only one more win in the next 3 ball games to be bowl eligible.
It will be interesting to see how this team responds after a big win, having to go and play a bad Arkansas team on the road. The best thing that can happen is for the 'cocks to blow them out of the water. If that happens, we could realistically finish with an 8-3 regular season record. Florida is beatable, and we all saw Clemson lose today because of Tommy Bowden's gutless decision to kick a field goal instead of going for a TD. Anyway, Clemson is CERTAINLY beatable.
Anyway, it's always good to beat Tennessee. Last time it happened was 1992, I think. Let's just hope that it's not that long before we beat them again.
Let me leave you with a rendition of Rocky Top that some friends of mine coined this week. If you're offended, I'm sorry. It is funny, though!
"Rocky Top you'll always be,
Spurrier's bitch to me!
Good 'ole Rocky Top wooooo,
where the girls stand up to pee,
where the girls stand up to pee!"