The South Carolina Gamecocks have been a tough team to figure out all season.
At this point, they have already kicked starting quarterback Stephen Garcia off the team and lost Heisman Trophy candidate running back Marcus Lattimore to injury.
The good news is that they still stand at 7-1 and are the No. 9 ranked team in the country.
Overcoming adversity has become commonplace for the Gamecocks and head coach Steve Spurrier.
The "Ole Ball Coach" will need to continue that trend to beat Arkansas this week and win the SEC East this season.
Yet with Spurrier not getting any younger and the team's best player Alshon Jeffery on his way to the NFL at the end of the season it seems the time to win is upon South Carolina.
Here are five reasons Steve Spurrier needs to win now.