As the visiting team Thursday, USC will wear its all-white, road uniforms.
But it was what the Gamecocks wore to an Outback Bowl banquet earlier in the week that caught the attention of Iowa defensive tackle Mitch King.
Speaking to about 9,000 Iowa fans at an alumni function Tuesday night, King said Iowa players sported team warm-ups to the dinner, while the Gamecocks showed up with hats worn sideways, wearing chains and T-shirts, according to the Des Moines Register.
In a week that has featured no trash-talking between the schools, King’s comments were the first volley.
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USC players were unavailable to the media Wednesday, and did not have the opportunity to return fire.