South Carolina Football: 4 Chances to Be Cocky in October

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South Carolina Football: 4 Chances to Be Cocky in October
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Don’t blame South Carolina fans if they are feeling good about their Gamecocks when things get started in late August. Win four more this October now, and it’s time to get downright cocky!

In 2011, the 11-2 record was not only a great year, but those 11 wins are the most ever in a season for Carolina. They lost only twice—16-13 to Auburn and 44-28 at Arkansas. Turn either of those games around and they would have played for the SEC Championship. Get to that game and who knows?

Some other good news as of late for the high flying Gamecocks, include three straight wins over Clemson and six games in a row over Florida, Tennessee and Georgia.

Every coach will caution their players and fans to “take them one game at a time and don’t take anyone for granted,” etc. All of which is good advice. But, we fans never listen to this so why start here?

South Carolina will likely be favored in each of their first five games of the 2012 season. Should the team fulfill those expectations with wins, they could start 5-0, with victories at Vandy, at home over East Carolina, UAB and Missouri and at Kentucky through September 29.

With no reason to think that 5-0 can’t happen, October is the start of four weeks to make history.

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