By Zac Ellis
The rivalry between Clemson and South Carolina has bumped up a few notches over the last few seasons. The competitiveness is back, with the Gamecocks claiming the last four victories in a series historically dominated by the Tigers, and the war of words between Dabo Swinney and Steve Spurrier serving as a recipe for great pregame sparring.
Even though the two schools won't match up until November, the next chapter of the in-state saga appears to have been written overnight. South Carolina staffers came to work Wednesday morning and found an orange tiger paw painted on one of the Gamecocks' train cars. The vehicle, known as the Cockabooses, was parked next to the stadium.
The paint made its way onto the field at Williams-Brice Stadium as well:
Clemson and South Carolina will meet in Columbia on Nov. 30.