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There is no denying just how talented sophomore running back Marcus Lattimore is.
First off, I am not a South Carolina hater. I just believe that the expectations may be too high for this team in 2011.
Lattimore rushed for 1,197 yards and 17 touchdowns in 2010. He also caught 29 passes for 412 yards and two touchdowns.
Playing in the SEC is no easy task for any team. The Gamecocks take on the Bulldogs on the road in week two and that will be a huge test as to how the Gamecocks will finish their season.
The Gamecocks have a three game road trip where they will face off against No. 20 Mississippi State, Tennessee and No. 15 Arkansas.
An SEC title is the expectation for the Gamecocks in 2011, and there are more than a few tests facing them.
I mentioned earlier that the Gamecocks o-line is questionable as espn.com has them ranked at ninth in the SEC, meaning Lattimore could struggle a bit in his sophomore season.