South Carolina has to call on young linebackers

South Carolina has All-American Jadeveon Clowney up front and a solid secondary behind. In the middle, though, is where the defensive questions begin for the sixth-ranked Gamecocks. South Carolina lost five senior linebackers from one of the Southeastern Conference's top defenses a year ago. Shaq Wilson, Reggie Bowens, Quin Smith and Demario Jeffery took nearly every snap at...
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August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

What Linebacker Problem?

South Carolina's base defenseive set is a 4-2-5.  That means there are two traditional linebackers on the field.  One of the five members of the secondary is the Spur position, which can effectively be used as a third linebacker in many situations. The two traditional linebackers in USC's scheme consist of Mike and Will linebackers.  Mike means middle linebacker, and...
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February 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Previewing Georgia/South Carolina from a Gamecocks Perspective

The SEC is on center stage this week as four teams collide in a mini-tournament to see who will be standing to face Alabama for all the marbles. Not really, but almost. Georgia/South Carolina and Florida/LSU are both huge games that will set the tone for the SEC as conference play really starts to pick up. This guy will be a big factor in Saturday's game South Carolina/Georgia...
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October 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Q & A on the Upcoming Georgia Football Game

Our blogging pals over at College Football Zealots asked us to provide answers to their question from the South Carolina football perspective regarding the upcoming Georgia game. Read our feedback below: 1. Which players have been the most pleasant surprises so far this year (and why)? Well, the first to come to mind would be backup quarterback Dylan Thompson as he rose to the challenge...
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October 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Field Report: Vanderbilt Edition

Is everyone finished panicking?  It's true South Carolina didn't look as good as we'd like them to, but this happens every year.  Whenever the Gamecocks open against someone with a pulse, it's an ugly game where the defense plays well, and the offense can't seem to do much at all.  After that game the team develops and the opener is nothing more than a W on...
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September 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Gamecocks Football: 51 Days Until Kickoff

Today there are 51 days until kickoff of Gamecocks football in 2012. 51 was the total number of tackles for Devonte Holloman last season.  That makes him South Carolina's third leading, returning tackler behind D.J. Swearinger and Shaq Wilson.  Holloman will move from safety to Spur this season.  The change has been tried for short periods before, but the safeties couldn...
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July 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Football. Gamecock Spotlight: Shaq Wilson

Watch a Gamecock Spotlight on 2011 redshirt junior linebacker Shaq Wilson from the football team.
October 26, 2011  |  Discuss

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