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Old 01-20-2018, 11:35 PM   #1041
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Article on TaterNet quotes Williamsonís step-father saying Clemson ďlost a mile and a half leadĒ somewhere along the way.
I feel like his stepdad may have been a bit out of touch. You donít go to Clemson (or SC) if you have an offer from Duke.
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With the top 3 players from the class committed, Duke pretty much HAS to win the title next year. Anything less would be a colossal failure.
I hope we knock them out of the tournament with Bowen, Rah and Silva next year.
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Ride that pine, son.

One and ride it one mo 'gin.
That kid wonít ride any pine.

Seventh Woods rode pine.
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I feel like his stepdad may have been a bit out of touch. You donít go to Clemson (or SC) if you have an offer from Duke.
Thatís why we will always be a football first, football always school. Basketball will just never take hold here for that very reason. There are probably more Duke and UNC basketball fans in the state than USC and Clemson.
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Old 01-21-2018, 12:51 AM   #1045
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So much for shocking the world. The decision to go to Duke is so dull that even Duke fans are like, "meh." Oh well. At least Clemson didn't get him. I think we'll be ok without him and I hope he gets what he's after at Duke. Next.
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So much for shocking the world. The decision to go to Duke is so dull that even Duke fans are like, "meh." Oh well. At least Clemson didn't get him. I think we'll be ok without him and I hope he gets what he's after at Duke. Next.
Imagine if we got the top 3 players in the country. The entire city of Columbia would burn down.
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Thatís why we will always be a football first, football always school. Basketball will just never take hold here for that very reason. There are probably more Duke and UNC basketball fans in the state than USC and Clemson.
If the people of SC feel that way, then no of course it will never ever happen. And as long as the people that are in positions to fight back against that thought process feel that way, then of course.

The people behind UNC and Duke have dug their roots in very deep in SC with the high schools and AAU programs: those coaches are on first-name basis with the staffs at UNC and Duke, and other people that work as "liasons" and "persons of interest" for those programs, always working diligently to keep the best talent this state produces going up north.

It's just a plain Jane, peanut-and-butter sandwich recipe that our staffs always shy away from diving into, to start working to turn the tide of our state back to our state's best interests. When Eddie Fogler often stated that you can't recruit top talent to USC, this is what he was talking about, and its the same thought process that was quoted above.

One day I pray we'll get a quality head coach and coaching staff that will come to USC, that will grow to love the school and program so much that he pays it the respect she deserves, and not use it to put a little final shine on his career before retiring, or use it as a stepping stone to something bigger elsewhere, and really, truly TRY to build the program into a winning program, with in-state talent involved.

I think CFM is a quality coach that knows how to coach a winning program, but he wants to go get talent elsewhere rather than try to hammer away at the huge monoliths that have their heavy boots down on SC prep talent. He doesn't need to get all the elite 5* SC talent - he can pull some of the solid to excellent 4* ones and involve them into our program. Get our program's foot into the door with in-state HS/AAU coach's front doors that way (it sounds silly to have to look at it that way for a USC head coach, but that's the way it is).

Once he gets the program winning regularly - if he can - maybe perhaps just the fact that we're winning regularly will help turn some of the better in-state talent to our direction, but it doesn't help with the local prep coaches much, if they keep talking to UNC and Duke coaches while our coaches go to NY or Miami or somewhere else to fill our program.

But we'll see. It's an incredibly hard row to hoe due to decades of neglect and disinterest on the part of our coaching staffs and AD, combined with the NC programs becoming blue-blood programs (because when Coach McGuire was our HC, they weren't there yet) at the same time. It's like a team playing its absolute worst, playing against a good team that's playing its absolute best: it usually ends up being a record-setting rout. Our program has been the former for way too long now, in the recruiting game.....
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But having said all that: screw you Clemson. At least the rational of us knew we weren't getting Williamson, but a lot of y'all were believing you were going to get him. So despite the day's turnout, I got a little smile from it all.....


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Thatís why we will always be a football first, football always school. Basketball will just never take hold here for that very reason. There are probably more Duke and UNC basketball fans in the state than USC and Clemson.
Says someone living 700 miles away. I know very few Duke or UNC fans in Columbia. We just need some consistent winning seasons.
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Time to lock this one down
Was just about to say the same thing....we need to move on to other topics such as uniforms
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