So, as of the date of this publication, there are 192 days until South Carolina kicks off its 2013 football season. It will be a season that is full of hope, as the Gamecocks are as talented as they have ever been.
They are led by a Heisman candidate defensive end and two spectacular quarterbacks. They were also able to bring in an excellent recruiting class this year, and perhaps most importantly, they have one of the greatest coaches of all-time roaming the sidelines in Steve Spurrier. He's hungry for an SEC championship.
The 2013 schedule also sets up nicely for the Gamecocks to completely run the table.
A lot can happen between now and Aug. 31, though. Suspensions, injuries and surprise freshmen could all affect what kind of team the Gamecocks will eventually become next season.
However, here is a way too early, game-by-game prediction as to how the 2013 season will unfold.