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South Carolina is installing massive Steve Spurrier banner outside Williams-Brice Stadium (Photos)

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FILE - This Jan. 1, 2014 file photo shows South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier thanking fans for their support after winning 34-24 in the Capital One Bowl NCAA college football game against Wisconsin in Orlando, Fla. Spurrier starts his 10th season with the Gamecocks with higher expectations than ever before. His team was picked to win the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division and the cagey Spurrier thinks it might be his best chance to claim another league crown. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

When Texas A&M arrives at South Carolina’s Williams-Brice Stadium for next Thursday night’s season opener, the Aggies will be greeted by Gamecocks’ head coach Steve Spurrier.

No, the Ol’ Ball Coach will not be personally waiting outside the stadium when A&M’s team bus arrives. Instead, an enormous Spurrier banner will be hung up on the side of Williams-Brice.

This thing is massive. Take a look.

As you can see, it stretches out to cover a significant portion of the parking lot. I’m sure the final result will look pretty awesome.

This much-anticipated matchup is only a week away. We can’t wait.

For more South Carolina news, visit GamecockCentral.com.

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