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COLUMBIA, SC - SEPTEMBER 13: Mascot Sir Big Spur of the South Carolina Gamecocks during the game against the Georgia Bulldogs at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina on September 13, 2008. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

There’s a little bit of drama surrounding the University of South Carolina right now.  If you’ve at least watched them play football then chances are you’ve seen, Sir Big Spur.  He’s at the center of some controversy in Columbia and it all began with his old and current owners.  The school had an agreement with the original owners to use that name.  Sir Big Spur recently flew that coop and is now under new ownership.  Because of a disagreement between the owners about how the rooster’s “comb” on its head should be trimmed, the old owners decided NOT to let the school continue to use the current name.

sir big spur at a south carolina vs. ole miss football game

COLUMBIA, SC – SEPTEMBER 24: Sir Big Spur is seen prior to the game between the South Carolina Gamecocks and the Mississippi Rebels at Williams-Brice Stadium on September 24, 2009 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

USC has now been forced to rename Sir Big Spur.  The State in Columbia recently posted an online poll with alternative names.  They include Cluck Norris, Marco Pollo, Cock-a-doodle-dude, Captain Cluck ,and Kickin’ Chicken. Cock Commander is leading the votes right now with over 80%.  In my personal opinion, Darius Clucker is missing from this poll.  The school will announce the new game before its September 3rd college football opener against Georgia State.  Fingers crossed we don’t ruffle our feathers too much over this.  Wow.

SOURCE: The State


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