Culture Changes In a Matter of Minutes
But then, a third and long arose. Normally this is bad news for the Gamecocks, but a strong blitz up the middle, and what do you know - a third and long stop. Not to mention a blitz actually worked. Even then I was thinking to myself, "There is no way Carolina can pull this off. I've seen something bad happen too many times."
However, I failed to remember one thing. This was a different Gamecock team, a different mind frame, a different Head Coach. Down 28-14, Steve Spurrier told his boys one simple thing, "Just keep playing."
In the past when trailing by 14 points on the road against a team we don't normally beat, the Gamecocks would have folded, but Spurrier has brought a new Carolina to Columbia. "Changing the culture" is what he says he's out to do. Well Coach, that idea just took a giant leap in the right direction.
Seventeen unanswered points later, the Gamecocks found themselves with a chance to beat the Tigers in Death Valley for the first time since 1996. One "wide left" later, the party began.
So as we all look forward to the bowl game and what this team will be like next year, before you go and predict whether the Gamecocks will finish third or fourth in the East, remember this isn't one of the Gamecock teams from years past.
These are Spurrier's Gamecocks.
The culture IS changing.
The scoreboard at Clemson Memorial Stadium displays the final score from South Carolina's win over Clemson on Saturday afternoon.
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