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The Future of Steve Spurrier

Two weeks ago, the Georgia-South Carolina game looked like one that will unquestionably decide the SEC East.
The landscape changed after the Gamecocks got trounced 52-28 by Texas A&M on opening night.
If South Carolina suffers its second SEC loss of the season, falls two losses behind Georgia and loses the tiebreaker to the Bulldogs, its SEC East title hopes will become virtually nonexistent. After all, an 0-2 start with trips to Auburn and Florida still on the schedule will make two home losses nearly impossible to overcome.

East Carolina vs. South Carolina: Live Score and Highlights

South Carolina 33, East Carolina 23—Final
It wasn't easy, or pretty, but the 21st-ranked South Carolina Gamecocks escaped Week 2 with a victory over a tough East Carolina team.
Led by running back Mike Davis, South Carolina's offense took off in the second quarter and once the Gamecocks took the lead, they never looked back.
Carolina's defense struggled early, but two third-quarter interceptions of ECU quarterback Shane Carden led to 10 South Carolina points and that was enough to hold off the Pirates. 

East Carolina Pirates vs. South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Odds, Prediction

South Carolina's Gamecocks should be chomping at the bit to get back on a football field after getting embarrassed by Texas A&M in their season opener, having their 18-game home winning streak snapped.
They'll try to start a new winning streak, and avoid the start of a losing streak, when they host East Carolina on Saturday night in Columbia.

South Carolina Needs RB Mike Davis to Hit the Ground Running vs. East Carolina

Let's get this out of the way first: Running back Mike Davis' early absence and nagging rib injury wouldn't have helped South Carolina beat Texas A&M on opening night. After all, he's neither a defensive lineman nor a defensive back, which were South Carolina's two biggest problems last Thursday night.
Davis had only six carries for 15 yards against the Aggies, and his status this week has been up in the air a little bit.

Bright Spots from South Carolina's Devastating Week 1 Loss

If you’re a South Carolina Gamecocks fan, there’s nothing else you can do except look at the positives.
At first glance, sure, it may be hard to find something to hang onto following Thursday’s 52-28 thrashing at the hands of SEC rival Texas A&M. However, once you weed through the plethora of points, the 680 yards of total offense and the seven touchdowns conceded, there is quite a bit of reason for optimism.
In fact, it’s enough to believe South Carolina will be back in College Football Playoff contention by the end of the month.

Texas A&M Aggies vs. South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Odds: Analysis, Prediction

The Texas A&M Aggies finished 2013 by dropping four games in a row against the spread, while the South Carolina Gamecocks were 5-1 against the line during their six-game winning streak to close out last season.
The Gamecocks have also seen the under go 4-0 in their last four SEC games. However, each team has undergone some major changes from a personnel perspective heading into their 2014 season opener on Thursday that could definitely impact whether or not those betting trends continue in the same direction.

South Carolina Football 2014: Complete Preview and Predictions

Steve Spurrier's South Carolina Gamecocks enjoyed a successful 2013 campaign, as they finished with an impressive 11-2 overall record and a 6-2 record within the SEC. They even topped off the campaign with a victory in the Capitol One Bowl against Wisconsin.
However, superstar defensive lineman Jadeveon Clowney graduated to the NFL, which now leaves a major hole for Spurrier to fill on the defensive side of the ball.

Steve Spurrier Should Be Remembered as Greatest Player's Coach in NCAA History

"I think the days of a coach talking a kid into staying are not smart."
Those were the words of South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier at SEC Media Days in Hoover, Alabama, earlier this month, when asked how he approaches players who are considering jumping to the NFL early.
In fact, Spurrier is even preemptively issuing tickets for his current players to play on Sundays.

Will Spurrier and the USC Gamecocks Make Their Way Back to the SEC Championship?

Day 2 of SEC media days is officially underway in Hoover, Alabama. The South Carolina Gamecocks made a showing with head coach Steve Spurrier leading the way. How well do you think this big-time program will do in the 2014 season?
Watch Bleacher Report's SEC lead writer Barrett Sallee and 107.5 The Game's Michael Haney discuss the latest buzz surrounding the Gamecocks at SEC media days.