Garnet and Cocky: Do you think that the Clemson South Carolina rivalry gets overlooked by most people in the country? It is hardly talked about by the talking heads and doesn’t really seem to get the respect it deserves.
Rubbing the Rock: Yes, I would tend to agree with you there. For a rivalry game that has been played for well over a century, Clemson-South Carolina certainly doesn’t get the credit it deserves. I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that both teams haven’t been good at the same time very often.
It seems that the Gamecocks have had some really good years, but Clemson wasn’t very good. Other times, it was the Tigers who were succeeding, but South Carolina wasn’t very good. There have been very few years- when you look at the rivalry as a whole- where both teams were solidly ranked or playing meaningful games.
But, it certainly doesn’t get the respect it deserves. The annual rivalry game captivates the entire state and is something you hear about year round.