Posted August 25, 2012 on
For South Carolina to reach its goals in the 2012 season, 10 players have to step up and have a big year. We begin the top 10 today and will conclude with the #1 player prior to the opening game against Vanderbilt. Today we take a look at the #8 player, Victor Hampton

Gamecocks QB missed practice with back spasms

South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw missed most of practice Thursday because of back spasms, a week before the ninth-ranked Gamecocks open the season at Vanderbilt. Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier said on his radio call-in show that Shaw was struggling to move at practice, so the coaches sent him to the training room for treatment. South Carolina returns to the practice field...

Gamecocks Great Debate: Lattimore's Carries

All indications from Fall practice are that Marcus Lattimore's knee is healthy, and he is ready to go.  He will be the featured running back as long as he stays healthy.  Before he was injured many fans questioned his high volume of carries.  Expect those concerns to re-surface this season.  Are they justified? Billy: Marcus Lattimore is easily the best running back South...

Gamecocks Football: Team Goals for 2012

The South Carolina Gamecocks are poised for another great season in Columbia and on that should get a smile from Coach Steve Spurrier. It is amazing how far he has taken this program and the direction it is heading. As that is stated, you have to wonder what are the goals for this team in 2012. Well, here are my goals for the 2012 football squad:1. Win the first game. Set the tone...

Gamecocks Football: 4 Days Until Kickoff

Dreams of BCS are beginning to invade my sleep as kickoff of Gamecocks football is not just 4 days away. South Carolina did many things well last season, but on several occassions they turned the ball over too many times.  On four seperate occasions USC turned the ball over four times in a game.  Not surprisingly, Carolina lsot two of those games: Auburn and Arkansas.  The Gamecocks...

Latest on Royster

Former St. Peter’s Prep (Jersey City, N.J.) star safety Sheldon Royster intends to transfer out of South Carolina. A four-star recruit and the No. 7 safety in the nation in 2011, Royster picked South Carolina over Rutgers. Will he look at the Scarlet Knights now?

#8 South Carolina Gamecocks: College Football 77 in 77

welcome to The Sports Bank 77 in 77. We’re previewing one team a day everyday as the college football season approaches. And we’re doing it in rapid fire sequence. Today, the South Carolina Gamecocks Go here for the basketball version of this column #97 South Carolina Gamecocks 2011 was: a banner year, the first 11 win season in school history. Included was a trouncing of...

Scouting Snapshots-Marcus Lattimore

These are my preseason scouting reports.  They are meant to just lay a foundation for where these players are going into the 2012 College Football season.  Obviously when I do final scouting reports on these players after the season, things will change.  No guarantees they will change for the better, and I do my best to be objective and pragmatic.  You all may take that as being...
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