One hour and 40 minutes before kickoff vs. the University of Florida - November 16, 2013
Fighting birds have been revered throughout history because of their consistency and fearlessness that they bring to battle and unlike the Tigers, the University of South Carolina does not share a mascot with any other NCAA division A schools. As the sun faded before the Florida matchup I came across this scene in the fairgrounds. I snapped a few shots, wondered what the bird thought of the scenario and moved on before this meeting concluded. I didn't want to know.