It's almost summer, which means that the college football season is also not too far away for the South Carolina Gamecocks.
South Carolina is coming off its third straight year of having a top-five ranking at the end of the season. The Gamecocks have quickly become an elite squad in the realm of college football, though this year's team could be more talented than the teams prior.
Offensively, the Gamecocks pack a huge punch with a versatile rushing attack led by Mike Davis who works behind one of the country's best offensive lines. Defensively, South Carolina has some gaps to fill, but the athleticism is there to carry this team a long way.
The Gamecocks still have their eyes set on an SEC title under head coach Steve Spurrier's era. And this could also be the year they make a run at the national championship in the new playoff format.
It's early in the year with regard to college football, but it's time to start making picks.
Here is my early game-by-game prediction for the South Carolina Gamecocks' 2014 college football season.