Josh Kendall

Kendall’s Morning Meeting: Gamecocks back on schedule after storm

gmelendez@thestate.com

Steve Spurrier will hold his regular Tuesday news conference at noon at Williams-Brice Stadium as life begins to get back to normal in Columbia.

There’s no indication at the moment that the devastation of Saturday, Sunday and Monday will impact Saturday’s game against No. 7 LSU. There’s no more than a 10 percent chance of rain between now and then, and Saturday itself should be a beautiful day.

The Gamecocks record (2-3 overall, 0-3 SEC) won’t look any prettier now that the sun is back out, but maybe the events of the last three days can help give us some perspective on football season.

South Carolina’s football team has a lot of work to do to pull itself out of this hole, but clearly it pales in comparison to the hole the state must now climb out of.

Saturday, hopefully, will be an opportunity for sports to provide a salve and a distraction. The Tigers are one of the nation’s most interesting teams and bring a Heisman Trophy candidate to town in the form of running back Leonard Fournette.

We’re wishing the best for everyone who’s still cleaning up and figuring out what to do next.

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