2011, which was such a season of promise, is quickly falling down into what has become a nightmare season. Yes, the Gamecocks are still 7-2 and can win the SEC East with a win and a Georgia loss, but no one will ever be able to shake the feeling that a fully loaded South Carolina team could have done so much more.
With Connor Shaw potentially missing time due to a concussion, per Spurrier during his post-game press conference, the Gamecocks are now down to their third-string quarterback to hand the ball to their fifth-string running back.
No, I am not using this as an excuse. There is no team in America, including No. 1 LSU, that could lose its top four backs and its top two quarterbacks in one season and remain competitive...and that's just the tip of the iceberg for a decimated Gamecock team.
If you try to argue otherwise, you are a couple of cards short of a full deck.
It doesn't stop with the backfield (which, by the way, is also missing a fullback, Matt Coffee, brother of ex-49er Glenn Coffee).
There are huge injuries all over the team. How bad has it been? Take a look.