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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.
 

College Football Week 1 Picks: Texas A&M Aggies vs. South Carolina Gamecocks

South Carolina Gamecocks junior running back Mike Davis has averaged 5.7 yards per carry in his career, which is important to consider when making your Week 1 college football picks, as he prepares to take on the Texas A&M Aggies at Williams-Brice Stadium.
Sports bettors will find that the Gamecocks are 14-point home favorites in the NCAA football odds, with no betting total available in the marketplace.
Let's take a closer look at this Southeastern Conference matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.
 

South Carolina Football: Strengths, Weaknesses and Secret Weapons

South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier is quiet, perhaps a little too quiet. But that could mean great things for this year's South Carolina squad. 
With a promising young roster that now has a respectable amount of experience after another 11-win season, the 2014 season has huge potential for the Gamecocks. They can assert their dominance at most positional units and can unleash a flurry of talented offensive and defensive weapons.

South Carolina Football: Recapping the Biggest 2014 Offseason News so Far

The South Carolina Gamecocks are just 76 days away from opening their 2014 football campaign against the Texas A&M Aggies, so it is time to reflect on the biggest news from the 2014 offseason. 
All has been relatively calm for head coach Steve Spurrier and his squad. There has been a strong focus on recruiting, and the Gamecocks have one of the better 2014 recruiting classes as of right now. 

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