Rumor Mill: South Carolina Gamecocks To Play Nebraska in 2011?

Lee W.Correspondent IJuly 20, 2010

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 5: Eric Hagg #28 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers catches the ball for an interception in the first quarter against the Texas Longhorns at Cowboys Stadium on December 5, 2009 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Rumors are saying that South Carolina and Nebraska are scheduled to debut the 2011 season in Atlanta's Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game, according to the College Football Times blog.

The Gamecocks 2011 schedule has been finalized, but the school could possibly make changes if they are interested in competition against Bo Pelini's Big Red.

Steve Spurrier's squad is slated to a five-game series with East Carolina beginning on the date of September 3rd, 2011 at Charlotte's Bank of America Stadium. Other opponents in 2011 include Navy, The Citadel, and Clemson.

If South Carolina is to play Nebraska, it's best bet would be to drop or reschedule the Citadel or Navy contest and re-schedule the East Carolina game.

A good reason South Carolina would disagree to play Nebraska is that it already plays in the tough SEC, against opponents such as Florida and Alabama.

If the game goes through, it would be a good test for the Cornhuskers, who are moving to the Big Ten Conference in 2011.