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ALL CAPS PREVIEW-THOSE BASTARDS FROM SOUTH CAROLINA

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IT STARTS UP FRONT

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ITS RIVARLY TIME IN AGGIELAND. TIME FOR US TO TAKE ON OUR HATED RIVALS IN THE SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS FOR THE HELENA BONHAM CARTER TROPHY (SHE WAS GREAT IN SWEENEY TODD AND FIGHT CLUB GLAD SHE FINALLY GOT A FOOTBALL TROPHY NAMED AFTER HER).

THIS RIVARLY IS FUELED BY HATRED AND GENERAL DISTRUST. BROTHER AGAINST DISTANT RELATIVE. FATHER AGAINST ESTRANGED SON WHO NOW LIVES ACROSS THE COUNTRY. NEIGHBOR AGAINST PEOPLE WHO LIVE ON THE SAME NAMED STREET IN A DIFFERENT STATE. WE LIVE BREATHE EAT AND SLEEP FOR THE OPPORTUNITIES TO BEAT THOSE BASTARDS FROM SOUTH CAROLINA.

WHAT DOES A GAMECOCK SAY RIGHT AFTER THEY GRADUATE?

HEY GOOD FOR ME I GOT A DEGREE FROM A GOOD SCHOOL TIME TO GO EARN MONEY.

RIVALRY!

OK ALL THAT ASIDE, LET’S TALK ABOUT THIS TEAM. LET’S GET ACADEMIC WITH THIS. ID LIKE TO TALK ABOUT THE CONCEPT OF FLOW, AS DEFINED BY MIHALY CSIKSZENTMILHALYI. HE DEFINES BEING A FLOW STATE AS BEING IMMERSED IN AN ACTIVITY, FEELING ENERGIZED, FEELING CONFIDENT, AND PERFORMING AT A HIGH LEVEL. FLOW IS WHEN YOU KNOW YOU’RE IN THE DAMN ZONE AND NO ONE CAN STOP YOU. YOU KNOW YOU’RE DOING WHAT YOU WERE BUILT TO DO AND YOU’RE KICKING ASS AT IT.

I THINK OUR OL IS ALMOST IN THAT FLOW STATE. FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DONT WATCH THE PULSE, ID LIKE FOR YOU TO TAKE A FEW MINUTES AND JUST WATCH THE OL TALK ABOUT THE DRIVE THEY HAD AGAINST FLORIDA

LOOK AT THEIR FACES AS THEY TALK ABOUT THE REALIZATION THEY HAD ON THAT DRIVE. THAT THE TEAM NEEDED THEM AND THAT THERE UP TO THE DAMN TASK. LOOK AT RYAN MCCOLLUM’S EYES GET BIG AS HE TALKS ABOUT THEIR PERFORMANCE. LOOK AT KENYON GREEN’S BODY LANGUAGE AS HE STARTS TALKING ABOUT HOW THEY JUST STARTED DOMINATING.

IT STARTS UP FRONT. AND OUR GUYS UP FRONT HAVE CONFIDENCE IN THEIR ABILITY TO TAKE OVER A DAMN GAME RIGHT NOW. AND OUT OF ANY POSITION GROUP ON THE FIELD, IF THE OL HAS CONFIDENCE AND FEELS LIKE THEY’RE OPERATING IN A FLOW STATE, WOO BUDDY ITS SCARY HOURS FOR ALL OF OUR OPPONENTS.

IT ALL STARTS UP FRONT. EVERY LITTLE BIT OF IT. EVERY LITTLE BIT OF THE SUCCESS WE WANT TO HAVE FOR THIS TEAM STARTS WITH THIS OL. AND RIGHT NOW THEY’RE FEELING IT. LAST WEEK KELLEN THREW AT AN 80% CLIP. WHY? BECAUSE HE HAD TIME. BECAUSE THESE GUYS ARE DOING THEIR JOB.

IVE LONG BELIEVED THERE’S NO BETTER LABORATORY OF ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE THAN A FOOTBALL TEAM BECAUSE EVERYTHING IS INTERCONNECTED. THE OL GIVING KELLEN TIMES MEANS HE HAS TIME TO GO THROUGH READS, WHICH MEANS THE WRS HAVE THAT EXTRA SECOND THEY NEED TO GET OUT OF THEIR BREAKS, WHICH MEANS THAT KELLEN GETS THE BALL OUT QUICKER, WHICH MAKES THE OL THAT MUCH BETTER. THE OL BEING GOOD MEANS OUR RBS ARE ABLE TO GET INTO A RHYTHM WHICH MEANS WE CAN USE THE TWO HEADED MONSTER OF TRILLER AND SUB ZERO AKA HORNET TO JUST GUAGE THE HELL OUT OF PEOPLE.

THE OL GELLING RIGHT NOW IS DAMN DAMN GOOD NEWS. DAMN GOOD NEWS. AND THE BEST PART ABOUT IT? THEY KNOW THEY’RE GELLING. THEY KNOW THEY’RE PLAYING WELL.

SEE WHEN YOU COMBINE PLAYING WELL WITH THE CONFIDENCE TO KNOW THAT YOU CAN PLAY WELL AND THAT YOU CAN DOMINATE OTHER PEOPLE? SHIT MAN NOW YOU’RE COOKING WITH GAS.

TIME TO KEEP THIS THING ROLLING. TIME TO ROLL THE HELL OVER OUR HATED RIVALS FROM SOUTH CAROLINA FOR THE TRACY BONHAM (REALLY LOVED THAT MOTHER MOTHER SONG) TROPHY.

IT’S TIME TO KEEP THIS TRAIN MOVING. WE’RE IN A DADGUM FLOW STATE. AND CANT NOTHING STOP US NOW.

TIME TO

BEAT THE

EVERLIVING

EVERLOVING

COMPOUND

COMPLEX

FIGHTIN TEXAS AGGIE CLASS OF 2001 HELL OUTTA THOSE

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