Our countdown to the 2014 college football season continues as just 98 days separate us from kickoff between the South Carolina Gamecocks and Texas A&M Aggies at Williams-Brice Stadium on August 28.
Who Wears #98?
98 is actually up for grabs this season, so we go back to a man that used to wear #98: Devin Taylor. Taylor racked up a career best 7.5 tackles in 2010 and put up 35.5 for his career. He’s now with the Detroit Lions (who picked him in the 4th round of the 2013 NFL Draft) where he recorded 2.5 sacks as a rookie.
Gamecocks football in 1998
The Gamecocks weren’t as bad as they were in 1999 when they went 0-11. At least they won a game in 1998–literally one game (Ball State, 38-20, in the season opener at Williams-Brice) before dropping the final ten games of the season to finish at 1-10.
Head Coach: Brad Scott, who was fired after the season. They were able to coax Lou Holtz out of retirement to take over, though, but things didn’t go so well with him at the helm, either.
Big Wins: None.
Leaders: Troy Hambrick had a decent season with 701 yards on the ground despite just four touchdowns. Leading receiver Zola Davis had a career-high 733 yards in his farewell season to go along with five scores.
Also in 1998…
The number one song was “Too Close” by Next.
Saving Private Ryan was the #1 movie.
Nagano, Japan hosted the Winter Olympics.