24 and Counting: Attitude is Everything

The Gamecocks will kick-off just in 24-days at Williams-Brice Stadium against Texas A&M, and the team has been gearing up with fall camp practice. Check out what the Old Ball Coach had to say to the media yesterday and some photos from the event.

The Aggies will be in garnet-and-black country 24-days from now, and head coach Steve Spurrier noted that although the bar is set high for the season, the Gamecocks will be taking it day-by-day and game-by-game.

“Our goal is to win the East (Eastern Division Title), and if we’re fortunate enough to do that, our goal will be to win the SEC. But other than that, we go one game at a time, and we’ll just be talking about Texas A&M pretty much, until that one is over.”

Today marks the fourth fall camp practice for South Carolina, and the Old Ball Coach said it’s been some of the best effort he’s seen.

“The effort last night (Day 2 of fall camp) in our conditioning drills after practice was some of the best that I’ve seen around here. Nobody standing on the sideline, nobody hurt, nobody was pouting, and everybody was just going full goal. It was sort of fun to watch.”

The attitude of the team has been duly-noted on several occasions as an important factor of the success on the field and in the weight room thus far. Senior Nick Jones will play a significant role on the field this year. The wide receiver from Moore, S.C. seemed very optimistic after the first night of practice on Friday.

“I just come out here to have fun, man, just enjoy my senior year, enjoy my last year of football,” noted Jones.

The 5-foot-7, 168 pound Jones fit the aura of the chemistry seen so far by the Gamecocks.

“I really think these players all like each other,” Spurrier said.

Something in quarterback Dylan Thompson’s statement was the perfect instance of exactly why this team has become one big happy family and built the chemistry with the right attitude on the field.

“It doesn’t matter if you come in being a guy that’s really highly rated, no one cares who you are. I think our coaches and staff do a good job of just, alright you’re a part of the family now let’s just work.”

Check out some highlights from yesterday’s media day at South Carolina on our Facebook page.

Today marks the fourth day of practice for the Gamecocks. Keep up with the progress through GamecockPride.com.

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