Hello college football and hello South Carolina football.
We are so happy you have returned as we are very much ready for some Gamecocks football.
USC will head to Nashville tonight to play Vanderbilt.
Here is a quick round-up of some of our recent blog posts to give you a sense of our thoughts on this game:
Gamecocks Great Debate: Lattimore's Carries
Gamecocks Pre-Season Fan Reminder List
Gamecocks Great Debate: A Successful Season
2012: A Pivotal Year for Four SEC East Programs
Anatomy of A Commodore Upset
Gamecocks Football: Vanderbilt By the Numbers
Gamecocks Podcast: 2012 Overview and Vandy Preview
Gamecocks Football 2012: Vandy Preview
So what are the five keys to a USC win tonight? Well...
1. USC must establish the running game early.
2. USC must get pressure front the defensive line on the inside as the Vandy O-line will attempt to keep Clowney and Taylor at bay.
3. USC needs a wide out to step up. Looking at you Ace Sanders, Shaq Roland and/or a tight end.
4. USC's secondary can not give up big plays on third down.
5. Focus. USC you are the No. 9 team. Take care of business and act like a No. 9 team.
Finally, Go Cocks! Beat Vandy!