SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS
2014 College Football Early Preview
OFFENSE - 8
------RETURNING STARTERS------
DEFENSE - 6
KEY LOSSES
OFFENSE: Connor Shaw-QB, Ronald Patrick-OG, Bruce Ellington-WR (NFL)
DEFENSE: Chaz Sutton-DE, Jimmy Legree-CB, Kelcy Quarles-DT (NFL), Jadeveon Clowney-DE (NFL), Victor Hampton-CB (NFL)
RB Mike Davis
Receiver / Offensive Line / Linebacker

If one aspect is in place for Coach Spurrier to finally find his aerial assault it's at receiver, where every person who caught passes in 2013 is set to return other than Bruce Ellington, who bolted for the NFL. All-SEC rusher Mike Davis has a sturdy offensive line that has finally seemed to shake the rust of previous years making this unit a desperately needed strength. Defense has never been an issue in Columbia. The Gamecocks will lean on a deep set of linebackers to carry the tradition.

Quarterback / Defensive Line / Cornerback

The quarterback job finally belongs to now senior Dylan Thompson. Many times over the last couple of seasons Dylan has had his chance to rise up and take the starting spotlight only to fail in mediocre outings. Can this athletic QB hold off the newcomers in this his final campaign? The defensive line has been gutted by the NFL. There is always talent waiting in the wings. Now it's just a matter of filling in the gaps. Both corners will need replaced after Victor Hampton bolted early for the NFL. This has been an area where South Carolina excelled.

LB Sharrod Golightly
* DEPTH CHARTS were only designed as a simplistic gauge for listing players that departed and players that received the most playing experience (consistent starters). NationalChamps.net recognizes the importance of missing personnel data not listed such as redshirts, transfers, injuries, incoming recruits, back ups and alternates. Their coverage will begin with our full 2014 Preseason Preview due out this coming spring.
SOUTH CAROLINA 2014 DEPTH CHART
Returning Starters/
Key Players
OFFENSE
QB Dylan Thompson-Sr Brendan Nosovitch-So
FB Connor McLaurin-Sr ..
TB Mike Davis-Jr Shon Carson-Jr / Brandon Wilds-Jr
WR Shaq Roland-Jr Pharoh Cooper-So
WR Damiere Byrd-Sr ..
WR Nick Jones-Sr Kwinton Smith-So
TE Rory Anderson-Sr Jerell Adams-Jr
OT Corey Robinson-Sr ..
OG A.J. Cann-Sr ..
C Cody Waldrop-So Clayton Stadnik-So
OG Will Sport-Jr ..
OT Brandon Shell-Jr ..
K Elliott Fry-So ..
 
SOUTH CAROLINA 2014 DEPTH CHART
Returning Starters/
Key Players
DEFENSE
DE Gerald Dixon-Jr Mason Harris-Jr
DT J.T. Surratt-Sr ..
DT Phillip Dukes-Jr Kelsey Griffin-So
DE Darius English-So ..
SPUR Sharrod Golightly-Sr Jordan Diggs-So
MLB Kaiwan Lewis-Jr T.J. Holloman-So
WLB Marcquis Roberts-Jr Skai Moore-So
CB .. ..
CB Rico McWilliams-So Ahmad Christian-Jr
SS Kadetrix Marcus-Sr T.J. Gurley-Jr
FS Brison Williams-Sr Chaz Elder-So
P Tyler Hull-Sr ..

 

 

SOUTH CAROLINA 2014 SCHEDULE

Aug. 28 - Texas A&M
Sep. 6 - East Carolina
Sep. 13 - Georgia
Sep. 20 - at Vanderbilt
Sep. 27 - Missouri
Oct. 4 - at Kentucky
Oct. 18 - Furman
Oct. 25 - at Auburn
Nov. 1 - Tennessee
Nov. 15 - at Florida
Nov. 22 - South Alabama
Nov. 29 - at Clemson