It was a quiet offseason. There were some coaching changes (most notably, the defensive coordinator position) and transfers from players who wouldn't get to play much anyway.
There were no Stephen Garcia issues or major sightings on the police blotter. This offseason was characterized by hard work and effort.
Some highlights include:
-Steve Spurrier is back. His swagger and vocal jabs have been more prevalent this year than any other year he's been wearing Garnet and Black. This is a great sign.
-Marcus Lattimore is healthy and ready to go. He's looking unstoppable and really should challenge for the Heisman trophy.
-South Carolina signs the fourth consecutive Mr. Football in the state of South Carolina in Shaq Roland.
-The Gamecocks build a gigantic video board at Williams Brice that rivals any in the country.
-Devin Taylor decides to come back and hang with Jadeveon Clowney for his senior year, creating the most dominant pair of defensive ends in college football.
-South Carolina has two players drafted in the first round of the NFL draft. Stephon Gilmore goes to the Bills, while Melvin Ingram goes to the Chargers. Alshon Jeffery goes in the second round to the Bears and has been impressive thus far in preseason. All three have played very well.
Overall, it's been positive. On the negative side, the injury bug has seemingly hit the team hard. Injuries to Shon Carson, Akeem Auguste, Damiere Byrd, Connor Shaw, Brandon Wilds and Rico McWilliams have all been big blows to the team. However, the team has more than enough depth to keep trucking.