“There ain’t no forgettin’.”
On October 9, 1999, Kentucky beat Lou Holtz’s first Gamecock football team by 21 points in Columbia. Soon after that blowout Kentucky victory, Kentucky beat writer Billy Reed, then a Herald-Leader sports columnist, crowed that the Gamecocks ought to be expelled from the SEC. Reed asserted the South Carolina football program was inept. Reed wrote:
The Gamecocks have brought virtually nothing to the table in football. They are the SEC family’s embarrassing cousin.
After Reed’s remarks, @GamecockFB tore up Kentucky for ten straight years. But now Kentucky is on a three game football winning streak. @UKCoachStoops has built a football program. The task before the Gamecocks players this coming Saturday night will be formidable. But unless something is done about it, Kentucky football sports writers might start chirping again. It’s time to remember Billy Reed . . . and get loud.