South Carolina’s athletic director has reportedly issued an apology to Georgia for what happened on the field following the Gamecocks’ upset win over the Bulldogs on Saturday afternoon.
Ray Tanner, South Carolina’s AD, reportedly contacted UGA athletic director Greg McGarity on Sunday to apologize. Some of Georgia’s famed hedges were torn apart following the win.
“Ray just apologized for those actions,” McGarity told DawgNation.
South Carolina upset then-No. 3 Georgia, 20-17, in overtime on Saturday. Some of the Gamecocks’ players took pieces of the Bulldogs’ hedges with them after the game.
A little bit of the hedges coming back to Columbia. pic.twitter.com/aM0i9CvM92
— Andrew Ramspacher (@ARamspacher) October 12, 2019
“I don’t like it all,” McGarity told DawgNation.
“We sure don’t do that when we win at an opponents’ venue under Kirby’s leadership.”
Several of South Carolina’s players, including head coach Will Muschamp (who played at Georgia), could be seen walking off the field with pieces of the hedges.
WATCH: When you knock off the No. 3 team in the nation in their home, you do a little post-game gardening. Some Gamecocks taking a little souvenir from the hedges at Sanford Stadium after beating the Bulldogs today pic.twitter.com/XrtWur0fsL
— Cam Gaskins (@CamGaskinsTV) October 12, 2019
The hedges at Georgia’s Sanford Stadium make the Bulldogs’ field one of the coolest in the country. It’s not surprising that Georgia’s administration would be bothered by this.