Steve Spurrier is excited as the Gamecocks are now just 9 days away until kickoff.
9 is the final ranking of South Carolina in last season's AP Poll. The Gamecocks actually finished higher at 8 in the Coaches' Poll. The minor disparity isn't due to a disagreement among voters. Southern Cal wasn't allowed in the Coaches' Poll. Nonetheless, it was a consensus Top 10 finish, the first for the program and a great milestone to build on.