Todd Ellis has seen this Carolina-Clemson rivalry from two unique perspectives.
The former quarterback has had the thrill of facing Clemson on the field. As the Voice of Gamecock Football since 2003, Ellis has called the action from the radio booth after working as the sideline reporter for the Gamecock Radio Network.
But Ellis is one of three former quarterbacks who will be working the game on the radio. TommY Suggs has been the color analyst for USC games for more than 40 years. In the Clemson radio booth Saturday will be Irmo native Rodney Williams.
Ellis and Wlliams have been friends for years since their days as highly-touted high school players. Ellis talked about his relationship with Williams and also what the Carolina-Clemson game means to him.
While Ellis has the utmost respect for what this game means to the Palmetto State, he is not a fan of the contest being waged during the week of Thanksgiving.
When Ellis played and for much of his broadcasting career, bragging rights were earned one way or another and then the Thanksgiving Holiday was left uninterrupted. That has obviously changed with the addition fo the 12th game to the college football schedules.
Ellis also touched on how Will Muschamp has connected with fans during the season on the weekly radio call-in show "Carolina Calls".