Since it is the biggest area of concern for the Gamecocks, all eyes will be on the secondary. Brison Williams is finding a home at cornerback, but there are still a lot of spots open and questions that need anwering.
Can Rico McWilliams show that he is capable of matching up with top receivers?
Will the players who were recently shifted around prove they can hold their own in coverage?
Who will seize their opportunity?
The secondary will be the biggest storyline during the spring game.
Dylan Thompson will be the starting quarterback—no questions asked.
Who will be his backup?
Perry Orth and Connor Mitch have been dueling throughout the spring for the No. 2 quarterback position. The lead goes to Mitch, but a big spring game from Orth could inch him ahead of his fellow signal-caller.
On the other hand, Mitch could just as easily distance himself from the fast-rising walk-on.
Bulking Up and Physicality
We've all heard that the defensive line is bulking up, especially the defensive ends. Darius English and Cedrick Cooper needed to pack on the pounds to compete on the edges.
It's now time to see if these guys are getting bigger and learning to use their physicality.
Watch for the defensive ends to try to make a statement. They are also in the heat of a position battle.
In the last spring game, we saw Jadeveon Clowney standing on the sideline in street clothes. That was until he ran from the sideline and caught a pass in what was dubbed the "off-the-bench" play.
Spurrier is known for his trickery—especially in the spring—and he has already promised fans a big surprise, according to 247Sports.
Look out for Spurrier's slick surprise.