Our countdown to the 2014 college football season continues as just 3 days separate us from kickoff between the South Carolina Gamecocks and Texas A&M Aggies at Williams-Brice Stadium on August 28.
Who wears #3: Nick Jones (WR) and Chris Lammons (CB)
While Shaq Roland might be hauling in a bunch of passes in 2014 for the Gamecocks, don’t forget about Nick Jones. He’s listed as one of the three starting wideouts in Thursday’s game against the Aggies, and for good reason: he made 27 catches for 281 yards and five scores a year ago, a much higher output that his redshirt sophomore campaign. That number’s going to go up even more in 2014 as Jones might find himself on an NFL roster with another solid season.
Lammons is listed behind Brison Williams at one corner spot. If he doesn’t play a lot this year, he’s sure to get a much larger role in 2015 with Williams graduating and the team looking for options to shore up the loss.
Gamecocks football in 1903
Coach: C.R. Williams
This season is notable for two things: October 6, 1903, when the Gamecocks slaughtered Welch Neck Academy, 89-0, in both the most lopsided win and the most point scored in a game in program history. Not sure what became of Welch Neck Academy, by the way. The second was that it was the first year of a six-season hiatus in the Clemson/Carolina rivalry. We’ll dive into exactly why tomorrow.