In Gamecock land, there are two popular trains of thought. There are those who think that the 1984 South Carolina Gamecock team is the best South Carolina team of all time. This 10-win team was the first to reach that double-digit plateau, and the first (some may say only) team that had national championship chances.
Others say last year's 9-3 (regular season) SEC East-winning team was the best ever, due to the fact that it actually has something tangible to claim.
Now, there is the heart-filled team of 2011 that has overcome numerous injuries and issues to win 10 games with the potential to win 11 with a bowl win.
How do these three teams stack up? Can South Carolina look at this season and put it down as an all-time great? Let's take a look.