South Carolina center T.J. Johnson says the Gamecocks are ready to wipe away the problems of the last two weeks.
Johnson has a good handle on the team's attitude.
He will start his 48th game, more than anyone in school history, when No. 17 South Carolina (6-2, 4-2 Southeastern Conference) takes on Tennessee (3-4, 0-4) this Saturday. Johnson has watched the team go from a middle-of-the-pack SEC team to challenger for the league title since he arrived before the 2008 season.
Still, he's as upset as anyone about the Gamecocks' two-game slide that dropped them from national championship contender to trying to restore momentum after a 6-0 start.
''We've had a lot of missed assignments and I take that as kind of my fault,'' he said. ''I've got to do more in helping people get ready and that's what we're working toward this week.''
Johnson was not the most highly sought offensive lineman coming out of Aynor who picked the Gamecocks over schools like Vanderbilt, Duke and North Carolina...