2009 South Carolina Gamecocks: A "Wait 'Til Next Year" Team

Ken CampbellContributor INovember 24, 2009

Will the 2010 college football season be the one Gamecocks fans have always waited for?

Throughout the 2009 season I have heard, and said myself that this team is mostly a bunch of young kids playing this year.

The "kids" now have some experience under their belts. They know what it takes to win and how it feels to lose. These "kids" are also the highly-ranked classes of 2008 and 2009.

This season has been filled with many highs, great plays, and great games.

We also saw the mistakes and inexperience that comes with such a young team.

Nevertheless, the season was a successful one as South Carolina goes into the weekend facing its intrastate rival, Clemson. Six or seven wins this year should be considered just that, successful.

The 2009 team should not be ashamed of how the season went because they could just as well be sitting on an 8-4 or 9-3 season were it not for a little more luck or a few less mistakes.

When the season ends for 2009, I feel we can say with confidence, "Wait 'til next year."