SOUTH CAROLINA Gamecocks
South Carolina Gamecocks
Over / under 8 1/2 wins
(Note: GT sports editor Mark Mayer will assess the 35 college football teams on the LVH sports book list of OVER / UNDER win totals leading up to the Aug. 30 season openers. Today, the Gamecocks).
Pleading the case:
•Connor Shaw is the first Carolina QB to appear at SEC Media Days since Spurrier became the head coach. That’s revealing.
•Carolina closed last season with four straight wins for the first time since 1958 – and that was without stud RB Marcus Lattimore.
•The Gamecocks will be favored to be 5-0 heading to an Oct. 6 showdown in Columbia against Georgia.
•SEC teams have won the last six national championships and this figures to be Spurrier’s best team since leaving Florida.
•Reports are Lattimore (knee surgery) is 100 percent after missing the last six games and is slated to be at preseason camp Aug. 3.
Prediction: OVER. The Gamecocks won a school record 11 games last year. The 8 1/2 is an early Christmas gift from LVH. Invest.
2012 South Carolina Gamecocks schedule
Thu, Aug 30 at Vanderbilt 7:00 pm --
Sat, Sep 8 East Carolina 12:21 pm--
Sat, Sep 15 UAB 7:00 pm --
Sat, Sep 22 Missouri TBA --
Sat, Sep 29 at Kentucky TBA --
Sat, Oct 6 (19) Georgia TBA --
Sat, Oct 13 at (2) LSU TBA --
Sat, Oct 20 at Florida TBA --
Sat, Oct 27 Tennessee
Sat, Nov 10 (5) Arkansas TBA --
Sat, Nov 17 Wofford TBA --
Sat, Nov 24 at (22) Clemson TBA --
Head coach: Steve Spurrier