The Countdown No. 31: South Carolina

What say you, South Carolina? What’s it going to be? Before answering that question, let’s take a step back for a moment. The year is 2005. Lou Holtz has been replaced by Steve Spurrier. Yes, that Steve Spurrier. What if I had told you in 2005 that through five years, Spurrier would have won more than seven games only once but never suffered a losing season. Would you have been satisfied with that? Now that this scenario has come to pass, are you disappointed? Let me remind you — as if you needed any reminder: the last time your Gamecocks went at least five years without a losing season was — let me check my calendar — oh, 1928-34.