After a stunning upset on Saturday, South Carolina's athletic director apologized for Gamecocks players destroying the hedges at Sanford Stadium.
South Carolina knocked off unbeaten Georgia in double overtime, shocking the Bulldogs in Athens, 20–17. However, the real upset came after the game when Gamecocks players ripped out chunks of the legendary hedges surrounding the football field. Security tried to hold the players back, but the Gamecocks managed to reach the holy hedges anyway.
People were also surprised that South Carolina coach Will Muschamp, who played at Georgia, carried the shrubs in his hand while celebrating on the field.
Georgia AD Greg McGarity was among those displeased over the incident and told DawgNation:
"I don't like it all. We sure don't do that when we win at an opponents' venue under [head coach Kirby Smart's] leadership."
McGarity also said South Carolina AD Ray Tanner reached out to him on Sunday and apologized for the incident.
Saturday marked the hedges' 90th birthday after they made their debut on October 12, 1929, against Yale. Word to the wise–leave the treasured hedges alone.