The 2012 college football season for the South Carolina Gamecocks has been reminiscent of a six-reel Saturday matinee, with plenty of dramatic ups and downs and a third act still waiting to be spliced in.
Regardless of what the final three games and bowl appearance bring for the Gamecocks, there is plenty to look forward to in 2013.
Marcus Lattimore’s horrific knee injury has put his football career on hold until at least the 2014 season, but Steve Spurrier has a plethora of strong recruits to bolster some key positions, mainly on defense.
Not only that, he is going to have key veterans such as Connor Shaw and Jadeveon Clowney returning to provide their leadership to a program that will once again contend for the SEC East Title.
And maybe, just maybe, take the next step in the process to an SEC Championship.
Here are six reasons the Gamecocks are built to be successful in 2013.