PHOTOS: Clemson paw print painted on Williams-Brice Stadium

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Clemson fans haven't had many reasons to smile during recent Palmetto Bowls. (USATSI)

It's only April, the college football season is still five months away, but it's never too early for rivals to begin the taunting and stir the pot. While the first snaps of fall football are five months away, I'm not sure what the calendar is for vandalism season. I think it's the opposite of wearing white in that you're only supposed to do it after Labor Day, but don't take my word for it.

Anyway, whether it's vandalism season or not, there is vandalism afoot in Columbia, S.C. Gamecocks staffers showed up to work Wednesday morning to find that somebody had painted a Clemson paw print on the field at Williams-Brice Stadium and on one of South Carolina's Cockabooses.

Now, I could argue that if you have a train caboose and name it Cockaboose, you deserve whatever is coming to you, but I won't.

Here are the photos, via Twitter, from Scott Cooke.

You know, when you consider that South Carolina has won the last four meetings in this series, Clemson probably doesn't need to stoke the fire at this point.

CBS Sports Writer

Tom Fornelli has been a college football writer at CBS Sports since 2010. During his time at CBS, Tom has proven time and again that he hates your favorite team and thinks your rival is a paragon of football... Full Bio

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