The defense was great at preventing big plays, but still struggled in the trenches and benefited from some turnovers luck. Can this unit take the next step?
As NFL teams are trimming their rosters to the mandatory 75-man roster by Tuesday at 4 p.m. EST. Which former South Carolina players will make the cut?
South Carolina must replace most of last year's top names but returns virtually everyone else. The Gamecocks are fast and physical, and with a kind SEC schedule, they should be favored in the East.
With major needs to fill on the perimeter of the defense, South Carolina is hoping that some underclassmen impress in expanded roles this spring.
South Carolina addressed pressing immediate needs at corner and defensive end while building depth linebacker and safety.