5 Things You Need To Know: UGA/USC Rivalry

Okay. I know people west of the Mississippi reference a completely different University when they say USC, but for me it's always meant South Carolina. The crazy thing about the SEC is that every team is your rival, when you're playing them. Here are five key things you need to know about this rivalry going into the game Saturday. [at 3:30 pm, you should watch it, it's going to be a good one.]

First, and probably my favorite, be on the lookout for the grown man throwing a temper tantrum. The Ol' Ball Coach starts with his clipboard, that's the first thing he'll throw. The more worked up he gets, he'll move on to his headset, but my absolute favorite is when he get's so mad that he throws the visor. I mean, it's just the best.
Second, this match up is never about which team is better against any other team. This game never comes down to the better team winning, it always comes down to whoever wants it more. Sometimes it comes down to who has the ball last. This game is almost always our first SEC match up, it doesn't matter how we did against Clemson, this game is the first game of the season that really matters.

Third, USC plays that terrible Sandstorm song at their stadium. It's obnoxious but it really seems to work. I don't like it one bit. Nope. Home turf is really important in this one. The fans are always a factor. 

Fourth, it's important to remember that we have played South Carolina in 66 games, the record stands with Georgia leading 47-17-2

Fifth, a loss in this game doesn't impact the standings as much as you would think it should. In 2011 and  2012 we lost this game, but still won the East. Last year, we won this game, but South Carolina finished a game ahead of us. It's like all football ranking rules are suspended for this game. 

Needless to say, this game will test our team more than you really want your team to be tested this early in the season. If you're looking for me, I'll be wearing my lucky dress and stress eating fried tequila. Today I'm linking up with Sarah, Karli, and Amy. I'm all over the place! How many times do you think the visor will be thrown? 


  1. I have to admit, I was confused and trying to figure out when USC's rival became uGA, but that's because I'm from Southern California.

  2. I love it when he throws the visor too, seriously the best! Enjoy the game!

  3. I figured it would be a common confusion!

  4. it's just so great! he's such a character!!