SEC Football: Predicting the Records for Each Team in 2015

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Oct 4, 2014; Lexington, KY, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier before the game against the Kentucky Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

South Carolina: 6-6 (3-5)

Losses: @ Georgia, @ Missouri, LSU, @ Texas A&M, @ Tennessee, Clemson

Breakdown: One one hand, South Carolina got the short end of the stick by having to travel to Georgia, Missouri, Texas A&M, and Tennessee, all of which are tough environments to play in. On the other hand, they’re lucky that they get Kentucky, UCF, Vanderbilt, and Florida at home, otherwise they’d be looking at a much worse record.

The Gamecocks will be outmatched in most of the games they play this year, as they lose Dylan Thompson and Mike Davis from last season. The Gamecocks do have one of the best playmakers in all of the land in sophomore wideout Pharoh Cooper, but there’s a tiny problem: there’s no one to throw the ball to him.

The quarterback race is wide open in Columbia, SC, and none of the candidates were impress throughout Spring Practice and in the Spring Game. Last year’s defense was a mess, and it doesn’t seem like there are any budding Jadeveon Clowneys on their sideline.

My prediction: the Head Ball Coach will throw his visor an awful lot this season. But hey, at least they’ll make a bowl game.

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