SEC Football: Is This the Year South Carolina Wins the Conference?
When the SEC East was in control, it was mainly the Florida Gators, head coach Urban Meyer, and QB Tim Tebow.
And when the SEC West has been in control, it’s always been Alabama, Auburn, or LSU.
This season however, appears to have a new contender in Steve Spurrier’s South Carolina Gamecocks.
For one, they were the surprising winner of the SEC East in 2010, and definitely overachieved.
As for 2011, expectations are higher, and the overall talent has significantly increased.
QB Stephen Garcia has shown signs of brilliance, but does play a little inconsistent at time.
That being said, RB Marcus Lattimore is a Heisman candidate, WR Alshon Jeffery is one of the best deep threats in the nation, and freshman DE Jadeveon Clowney is making the expected immediate impact for a No. 1 recruit.
So far the Gamecocks are 2-0 in 2011, and despite not playing up to their potential defensively, the dark-side has been able to force turnovers and get pressure on the opposing QB.
Combine that with the offenses’ ability to put up points, not turn the ball over, and quickly score to capitalize when getting a turnover makes South Carolina a more dangerous school in 2011 than most skeptics think.
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