2009 Football: The Memories

Saturday was a game that many of us will want to forget. But that shouldn’t overshadow some of the great moments that we experienced as Gamecock fans during the course of the 2009 season. I, for one, can think of several moments that I’ll remember for a long time. Here’s a few of them:

  • Feeling the energy in Williams-Brice Stadium during South Carolina’s win over Ole Miss. Witnessing Eric Norwood’s record-breaking sack. Darian Stewart’s memorable hit on Dexter McCluster. The day that Sandstorm became “the song.”
  • Alshon Jeffery’s breakout game against Kentucky. The one-handed catch.
  • The Wounded Warrior Project game against Florida. Even thought it wasn’t a victory, I’ll never forget the feeling from the crowd and the outpouring of support from Gamecock fans for the Wounded Warriors.
  • 34-17. Need I say more?

I’m sure many of have you have memories from this season that you won’t forget. Some of them might be the same as mine, but you probably have others. Good times at tailgates, fun stories from road trips. Don’t let one game diminish the significance of those moments.

I still believe great things are coming. We’re coming off the best four-year stretch in Gamecock football history. Look at the number of young players that are making an impact on the team.

Maybe right after Saturday’s game, I was ready for a break from football.

But a little reflection and thought has changed my mind. Kickoff against Southern Miss on Thursday night, September 2 can’t get here soon enough.

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