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2017 Schedule
8-4, 2nd in SEC - East

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Hearing that Will Muschamp plans to talk with quite a few candidates for South Carolina's offensive coordinator vacancy. Expect UCLA offensive coordinator/interim head coach Jedd Fisch to gain consideration there. Toledo's Brian Wright is another possibility.

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

If Jeremy Pruitt finalizes a deal with Tennessee, the SEC East coaching roster will consist of Florida's Dan Mullen and six former defensive coordinators. Three of them -- Georgia's Kirby Smart, South Carolina's Will Muschamp and Pruitt -- worked under Alabama's Nick Saban.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

South Carolina has fired offensive coordinator Kurt Roper. Co-offensive coordinator/wide receivers coach Bryan McClendon will call plays in the Outback Bowl against Michigan. Roper had been one of the leading candidates for the coaching vacancy at Rice, his alma mater, but the school is hiring Stanford's Mike Bloomgren.

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

South Carolina has fired offensive coordinator Kurt Roper, after the Gamecocks finished 102nd in scoring in the FBS this past season. Co-offensive coordinator/receivers coach Bryan McClendon will call plays against Michigan in the Outback Bowl.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

New College HoF inductees Bob Crable (ND), Marshall Faulk (SDSU), Kirk Gibson (MSU), Matt Leinart (USC), Peyton Manning (Tenn), Bob McKay (Texas), Dat Nguyen (Tex A&M), Adrian Peterson (Ga. S.), Mike Ruth (BC), Brian Urlacher (UNM) & Coaches Danny Ford (Clem/Ark), Larry Kehres (Mt. Union) & Steve Spurrier (Duke/Fla./S. Car) Tue. in NY.

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TOL fills SEC swag bags (3:11)
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Muschamp talks Gamecocks' success, bowl game (2:43)
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SEC bowl season overview (4:51)
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Herbstreit: Clemson Back To Being Scary

Kirk Herbstreit and Ian Fitzsimmons recap Clemson's impressive performance against South Carolina, explaining how the Tigers have regained a near flawless form heading into the postseason.

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14dSam Khan Jr. and Alex Scarborough

SEC Week 13 power rankings: A new No. 1

There might not be anyone in the country playing better than two-loss Auburn, which has knocked off two No. 1 teams in three weeks. But Georgia looms.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

From ESPN Stats & Info: Auburn's Jarrett Stidham (21 of 28 passing) became just the third quarterback to complete at least 75 percent of his passes against a Nick Saban-coached Alabama team. The others? Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel in 2012 and ... South Carolina's Stephen Garcia in 2010. Both Manziel and Garcia also led their teams to upsets over the No. 1-ranked Tide.

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16dDavid M. Hale

Clemson makes statement as other top teams fall

Kelly Bryant and No. 3 Clemson avoided the upset bug and stayed on playoff course, improving to 11-1 by throttling in-state rival South Carolina.

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Clemson rolls past South Carolina (0:52)
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No. 24 Gamecocks unable to hold off No. 3 Tigers (1:33)
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Swinney and Bryant have bigger goals (2:30)
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16dDavid Hale

Dabo loses cool as SC fans trash field in 1st half

Gamecocks fans threw trash onto the field as Clemson scored in the first half, prompting Tigers coach Dabo Swinney to complain to officials so intensely that he was penalized.

Team Stats

Passing Yards212.979th
Rushing Yards127.3108th
Points For24.1102nd
Points Against20.8Tied-26th