Originally posted on Leftover Hot Dog  |  Last updated 11/22/12

AUBURN, AL - SEPTEMBER 25: Backup quarterback Connor Shaw of the South Carolina Gamecocks looks to pass against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on September 25, 2010 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
The South Carolina Gamecocks travel on Friday to Clemson, S.C. to face the Tigers for will certainly be a Saturday showdown. As noted in our preview of the game, both teams have a lot riding on the game and both teams desire the win at all costs. In this blog post, I want to share my three concerns that I have for my beloved Gamecocks when they battle the Tigers. Here they are: 1. The 1st Quarter. The Tigers are like a heavyweight fighter, they desire to come out fast and throw everything at you. The purpose is to stagger you and for the Gamecocks they have to remain calm while playing tight defense. South Carolina has to come out of the gates ready to play. I would love to see USC score first and then force CU to go three-and-out. This would stun the Tigers a little and take the crowd out of it. 2. Connor Shaw. I really hope he can play and hope his foot does not limit him. No offense to Dylan Thompson but I feel against CU, Shaw is the best option due to his play-makin...
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