Our countdown to the 2014 college football season continues as just 47 days separate us from kickoff between the South Carolina Gamecocks and Texas A&M Aggies at Williams-Brice Stadium on August 28.
Who wears #47: Drew Williams, LS
A little more long-snapper love today: Williams walked onto the team as a true freshman in 2013 and was installed as the deep snapper on punts. He’s from the same neck of the woods (Irmo) that redshirt freshman QB Grant Davitte and redshirt sophomore OT Mason Zandi are from and attended Dutch Fork High School. Who cares that the most famous alum from Dutch Fork is PGA golfer Dustin Johnson? We’ve got Drew Williams, and that’s good enough for us.
Gamecock football in 1947
Record: 6-2-1 (4-1-1 Southern)
Coach: Rex Enright
South Carolina 21, Clemson 17. That’s all that matters. Forget the 0-0 tie to Duke.
Also in 1947:
–The Truman Doctrine was enacted by Harry S. Truman. Later in the year, he would give the first-ever nationally-televisied address by a U.S. President, and would sign the National Security Act of 1947, creating the CIA and Department of Defense among other departments.
–The Marshall Plan is introduced.
–Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball, playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
–Queen Elizabeth III, then Princess Elizabeth, marries Prince Philip.
–Miracle on 34th Street debuts in theaters.
–Top movies: Unconqured, The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer, and The Egg and I. Top songs: “Near You” by Francis Craig, “Ballerina” by Vaughan Monroe, and a little song called “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah”.