By: Laura Kuhen
About 3,000 excited Gamecock fans braved the cold in the wee hours Sunday morning to congratulate the newly crowned SEC East Division champion football players.
Shortly after USC defeated Florida, it was announced that the Gamecocks would arrive at Williams-Brice Stadium at 1:00 a.m. and fans were welcome to come share in the celebration.
The team didn't get to the stadium until after 2:00 a.m., but fans didn't mind waiting despite the cold temperatures.
Coach Steve Spurrier and the boys beamed as they entered the stadium to the cheers of Gamecock fans.
"You Gamecock fans are the best!" said Spurrier. "You're the best!"
"Anytime you can see your home school do the things that we did today and on top of winning the national championship in baseball… that's outstanding," said one excited Carolina fan.
"We won, we're going to Atlanta. I'm excited!" said another fan.
Gamecock fans will take this excitement to Atlanta for the SEC Showdown on Dec. 4.