Sharrod Golightly: media’s All-SEC team snub “disrespectful”


South Carolina Gamecocks redshirt senior spur Sharrod Golightly isn’t happy about the lack of defensive teammates on the SEC’s first team. In fact, he isn’t happy that his own name wasn’t shown, either.

And, of course, he took to Twitter to voice his displeasure about the situation.

"So disrespectful….. More motivation on the plate!… #ShockTheWorld tour begins"

You could make the case for Golightly: he had a strong season last year as a redshirt junior, recording 47 tackles (sixth on the squad) and 1.5 sacks en route to being named an All-SEC second team pick by Phil Steele and the AP. He was hampered a little by a knee injury in spring, but looks to be back at full health by the time the season rolls around.

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It’s good to see a player come out of the gates extra-motivated and with a chip on their shoulder after a perceived snub by the media. In our opinion, he probably should have made the third team–at the very worst–given the season he had, and I’d imagine that I’d feel the same way if I were in his shoes.

Will Golightly and his defense make good on his promise to “shock the world”, despite losing a number of key parts in the offseason? That remains to be seen.

But it’s clear that he isn’t taking this news sitting down. And if last year was any indication of what he can do, he should have no problem personally delivering on his vow.

By the way, the Gamecocks landed one player on the All-SEC team: Brison Williams (third team).