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Last "General" of Garnet Army Cheers At Final Home Game

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Dillon (right) is the last "general" of USC's Garnet Army. Dillon (right) is the last "general" of USC's Garnet Army.

By: Brian Dresdow

USC Senior Dillon Smith, the last remaining "general" of the Garnet Army, watched last night as the Gamecock's lost their last home game of the 2011 season against the Tennessee Volunteers.

Smith says he became a general when one of the basketball floor announcers asked him to teach other fans some of the cheers before the game.  Smith says he can't take all of the credit.

"Everyone is a general in the Garnet Army, everyone plays their part, everyone does their thing. The only thing that sets me apart is I'm crazy but I think it makes other people feel comfortable being less crazy," says Smith.

He says he wasn't that big of a basketball fan when he came to USC.  He says he's the last of the original Garnet Army that started showing up at South Carolina basketball games in garnet, gray and black camouflage. 

Smith graduates in May with a degree in Athletic Training.

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