Checking in on the Gamecocks

Spurrier senses this opportunity and is pushing pretty hard. He’s said nobody’s job is safe. That includes junior quarterback Stephen Garcia, who made significant improvement last season.

Ultimately, I think the Gamecocks will be good enough on defense under Ellis Johnson to make a run. They’ve been outstanding the past two seasons on defense and haven’t had a lot of help from the offense.

What it’s going to come down to for South Carolina is playing more consistently on the offensive line and finding a way to run the football better than the Gamecocks have to this point under Spurrier.