South Carolina is listed as a “spoiler” in the SEC football race next season, according to a web site.
Saturdaydownsouth.com lists Alabama and LSU as the SEC’s National Championship contenders for 2016.
Tennessee, Ole Miss, Florida and Georgia are next in the “Eyes On The Georgia Dome” category.
Arkansas, Auburn, Mississippi State and Texas A&M are mentioned as “darkhorses.”
Other spoilers are: Vanderbilt, Kentucky and Missouri.
What the web site says about South Carolina:
“He hasn’t coached a down at the school yet, but new coach Will Muschamp has already brought excitement to the program with his work on the recruiting trail. He’ll need new players to replenish a roster from a 3-9 squad in 2015.
“Spring enrollee Brandon McIlwain will get a chance to be the starting quarterback, but with his baseball aspirations, one wonders how quickly he’ll be able to grasp co-offensive coordinator Kurt Roper’s offense.
“Newcomers CJ Freeman and Rico Dowdle will likely get a look at running back as candidates to replace Brandon Wilds.
“In fact, incoming players will get a chance to contribute all over the field, particularly at receiver, defensive line and in the secondary.
“Linebacker Skai Moore’s decision not to follow receiver Pharoh Cooper into the NFL Draft pool is a plus for the program, and the talent level figures to be higher than it was last season.
“All that youth and inexperience will likely lead to uneven results, but a bowl berth is not out of the question.”