South Carolina Football: Midseason Report Card for the Gamecocks

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South Carolina Football: Midseason Report Card for the Gamecocks
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It's been quite a ride in 2011 for the South Carolina Gamecocks.

Head coach Steve Spurrier and his football team have themselves in prime position to capture another SEC East title, but the road thus far hasn't been smooth for the Gamecocks.

There have been some inconsistencies on offense, a quarterback change from Stephen Garcia to Connor Shaw and then the dismissal of Stephen Garcia. The Gamecocks have also suffered the injury bug in the first half of the season with injuries to Marcus Lattimore, Shon Carson and Matt Coffee, ending their seasons. Other players such as Kenny Miles, Eric Baker, D.L.Moore, Kyle Nunn and Jason Barnes have all missed time due to injuries as well.

The defense struggled in its first two games against East Carolina and Georgia, but have played up to their potential ever since. Freshman Jadeveon Clowney has lived up to the hype, and Melvin Ingram and Antonio Allen have pushed their way into the All-American talk with their performances so far in 2011.

Let's take a look at the report card grades for offense, defense, special teams, coaching and an overall grade for South Carolina through the first half of the season.

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