An overriding theme to the 2009 University of South Carolina football season has been about the “New Carolina.”
Prior to the Gamecocks’ annual clash with state rival Clemson on Saturday afternoon in Columbia, it might have been a tough stretch to strongly grasp the billing.
It appeared the Gamecocks, much like recent seasons, were on a similar slide. USC, 6-2 at one point this fall, was mired in a three-game skein and seemingly reeling. For USC fans, it was like, don’t look now, but it’s the “same old Carolina.”