South Carolina lost a few key players in No. 1 overall draft pick Jadeveon Clowney, rock-solid quarterback Connor Shaw and a handful of other players. Despite losing some major talents on both sides of the ball, the Gamecocks return a team with a great deal of experience.
The team may be young in certain areas, but the experience gained during last season will help to carry the Gamecocks a long way in 2014.
With double-digit win season after double-digit win season for head ball coach Steve Spurrier and his Gamecocks, the bar is set high in 2014, especially considering this could be one of the most complete and overall talented rosters Spurrier has had the privilege of coaching during his tenure in Columbia.
South Carolina is loaded up offensively and making progress on the defense throughout the offseason, so this team could potentially make waves in 2014 en route to the College Football Playoff.
Here is a position-by-position analysis of the South Carolina Gamecocks' 2014 football roster.