Projecting South Carolina Gamecocks football and the lines for the 2019 schedule using Bill Connolly’s S&P+ ratings system. USC’s schedule includes Alabama, Georgia, Clemson, Florida, Texas A&M, North Carolina
The South Carolina Gamecocks football team offered Rabun County QB recruit Gunner Stockton who played for Lee Shaw, the father of USC great Connor Shaw and new Rabun coach Jaybo Shaw, who played at Georgia Tech
Former South Carolina wide receiver Deebo Samuel will be a first- or second-round NFL draft selection, according to ESPN.com draft analyst Mel Kiper. Samuel had 2,076 career receiving yards for the Gamecocks.
South Carolina will begin spring football practice on Feb. 27. The Gamecocks will play their spring game on April 6 in Williams-Brice Stadium. South Carolina was 7-6 under head coach Will Muschamp last year.
Bruce Ellington, a two-sport star for South Carolina from 2010-14, was back in Columbia for “Legends Weekend.” The former Gamecock still shines on the basketball court, particularity against NFL competition.
Former South Carolina football wide receiver Dion Lecorn, a member of the celebrated signing class of 2007, has remained a big Gamecocks fan. Lecorn believes the 2007 class helped change the fortunes of the Gamecocks.
Former South Carolina football player Patrick DiMarco only had scholarship offers from Florida International and Florida Atlantic when he signed with the Gamecocks. He now plays for the NFL’s Buffalo Bills.
South Carolina great Lou Sossamon has died. Sossamon was an All-American, was taken by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL draft after college and instead signed with the New York Yankees of the All-America Football Conference.