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Schedule Opponent Preview: GEORGIA Opponent Roster: GEORGIA Gameday Poster: USC vs. GEORGIA Explaining The Game: Joe Robinson Senior Profile: Seth Strickland GamecockCentral.com’s Recruit to Watch: Defensive End Devin Washington 22 Are USC and Georgia on the Brink of a True Rivalry? 26 USC Roster, Coaches, Depth ON THE COVER: Marcus Lattimore carries the ball against Georgia on Sept. 11, 2010 at Williams-Brice Stadium. Photo by paul collins.

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Melvin Ingram scores a touchdown as Georgia’s Cory Campbell falls down during second-quarter action in Athens, Ga., on Sept. 10, 2011. At left is DeVonte Holloman. Photo by travis bell/sideline carolina

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Georgia comes to WilliamsBrice Stadium on Saturday for what’s sure to be an electric atmosphere. An evening kickoff, under the lights, two of the nation’s top teams throwing down in a battle that may just decide which SEC East team gets to represent the division in the SEC Championship Game. This is what college football is all about.

But hold on. It’s October. The mornings and evenings are starting to feel a little chilly. The mercury is dipping into the 60s now after the usual inferno of a Columbia summer. What’s Georgia doing in town? The Bulldogs and Gamecocks play when it’s still dreadfully hot, the sun beating down on the

aluminum cauldrons that are Williams-Brice and Sanford Stadium. It is the early-season SEC game to watch. Carolina and Georgia, like Keith Jackson used to say, are two teams that just plain ol’ don’t like each other. They still don’t like each other, and the game will still help determine the SEC East championship — if not determine it outright. But thanks to the SEC’s new scheduling format, after adding Missouri and Texas A&M, the Gamecocks and Bulldogs are playing in October, and not in their usual early-September slot. It will take a bit of getting used to. “I’ve had reservations every two years in Athens in September,” groused Jake Franklin, a selfdescribed 38-year-fan who was reclining in his camp chair before

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USC’s game against Missouri. “I knew to make them six months or so in advance. Thank God we got [Georgia] at home this year because now I’m going to have to readjust for next year.” Franklin was concerned that the SEC’s new scheduling would affect the USC-Georgia game in the future, but the SEC hasn’t said when the game will be scheduled in the future. The two new teams in the conference have seemingly already benefited USC — USC drops thorn-in-the-side Arkansas as its permanent SEC West opponent after this year; Texas A&M fills the spot going forward — and it kept another scheduling quirk in which the Gamecocks usually play Tennessee on Halloween week.

sons, the game was viewed as the matchup to decide the division. The Gamecocks won each time, and went to the SEC Championship Game in 2010, but were fleeced out of a repeat appearance last year even after outlasting the Bulldogs 45-42 in Athens. The Gamecocks downed Georgia but lost two SEC games, to Auburn and Arkansas. The Bulldogs, who started the season 0-2 (the first loss was to Boise State), didn’t lose another regular-season game, clinching the SEC East crown by one game over the Gamecocks. While USC beat every team in the SEC East, the division winner is decided by overall record, not division record, a fact that had Steve Spurrier lobbying for a change of the standard during the offseason.

Carolina and Georgia, like Keith Jackson used to say, are two teams that just plain ol’ don’t like each other. But USC and Georgia were so used to playing each other early. It’s not that huge of a deal — the game’s in October, so put away the short black dress and grab a jacket — except when it comes to potentially deciding the SEC East race. The Gamecocks and Bulldogs have played each other every year since USC joined the SEC in 1992, and outside of three times in that span, the game has always been either the season-opener or the second game of the year. In the three years that the Georgia game wasn’t first or second (2002, 2003, 2008), it was third. The winner of the game usually went on to have the better season, and in the past two sea-

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(He was overruled.) Coming into this season, many pundits predicted that Georgia would win the SEC East again, due to another scheduling issue. USC was expecting to see Mississippi State, a team it beat last year in Starkville, but the game was dropped, replaced by a game in Baton Rouge against LSU, reigning SEC champion and BCS runner-up in 2011. Georgia, meanwhile, again avoids top-ranked Alabama, LSU and Arkansas for the second straight year. That puts another amount of focus on Saturday — if the Gamecocks win, they will technically have a two-game lead in the SEC East (one game above Georgia and holding the head-

to-head tiebreaker), although the season has a long way to go. While Georgia’s only two remaining tough games are against Florida and Auburn, the Gamecocks have to play LSU, Florida, Tennessee and Arkansas back-to-back-toback-to-back. If USC beats Georgia, it’s a cushion, but the Bulldogs could count on a USC loss to snatch that cushion away. If Georgia wins, the Bulldogs might as well make reservations in Atlanta on Sunday morning. “That’s what I want to know, is who they have dirty pictures of to get that deal two years in a row,” said another disgruntled fan, Reginald George, before the Missouri game. “I don’t know whether or not to save vacation time for Atlanta or LSU or what.” Implications aside, it is strange to see Georgia dotting USC’s schedule mid-season instead of that customary first quarter of the year. That date has spawned some epic battles. • 1993: USC’s Brandon Bennett dove over a pile of Georgia defenders for the game-winning touchdown with seconds to play, as legendary Bulldog radio voice Larry Munson implored his boys to “lay down, you guys!” • 2001: USC’s Brian Scott took away an interception from a defensive back for the winning touchdown, again with seconds to play. • 2002: Georgia’s David Pollack stripped USC quarterback Corey Jenkins as he was about to throw from his own end zone, and somehow managed to hold onto the ball as he fell to the turf for a touchdown. That was the winning score after USC drove deep into Georgia territory, but Andrew Pinnock fumbled away what could have been the gamewinning carry. • 2005: D.J. Shockley completed a 27-yard pass on third-and-22 to extend Georgia’s time of possession, ultimately denying USC enough time to get a game-winning kick in a two-point win.

• 2011: The Gamecocks won one of the wildest games in the series 45-42 as Melvin Ingram played the game of his life. He scored two touchdowns, one on a fumble return and one on a beautifully orchestrated fake punt, and also recovered the game-clinching onside kick. The Gamecocks have won two straight in the series and have never beaten Georgia three straight times. (This is the sixth time in the series that USC has a chance for a three-peat.) With several Georgia natives on the roster, it always becomes a pride game — the Bulldogs are USC’s closest conference geographical rival, and while the schools don’t often clash head-to-head for recruits, Georgia wasn’t too happy that the Gamecocks snuck into the fertile recruiting bed of Atlanta and came away with 11 area commitments last year. Carolina’s players have refused to look ahead, Spurrier saying that he doubts his kids know which team they’re playing each week, except the one that’s written in big letters on the dry erase board in the team meeting room. That’s always the next one, and no matter who the opponent was before it, the Gamecocks haven’t looked ahead. Of course, there was that one classic Spurrier jibe in the preseason, when he commented on the oddity of having Georgia mid-season. “I sort of always liked playing [Georgia] that second game because you could always count on them having two or three key players suspended,” he cracked. Folks smiled and shook their heads. Irreverent, yes, but also true. Georgia is healthy, as is USC. All players are ready for bad blood, and plenty of it, on Saturday. The fans are in it as well. It’s just strange to see the game come along now, where pumpkins are being bought and Halloween costumes are being planned. It’s a sign of the new SEC. “I liked the old sign better,” Franklin grumbled.

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outh Carolina’s football coaching staff has had a lot of success recruiting and developing defensive linemen in the past several years under Steve Spurrier. Names like Melvin Ingram, Travian Robertson, Devin Taylor and Jadeveon Clowney come to mind, among others. To accomplish position coach Brad Lawing’s goals of “changing the DNA” of the USC defensive line, the Gamecocks have assembled a group that spans from highly rated prospect to sleeper, from a converted linebacker to an instant impact, can’t-miss prospect. Orlando, Fla., Jones High School prospect Devin Washington does not have the accolades of a Clowney, nor does he have the size of a Taylor. What he does have is talent to go along with heart. The 6-foot-3, 216-pound Washington drew over 20 scholarship offers during the recruiting process. USC’s staff offered a scholarship in February, and by May the three-star prospect was verbally committed to play for the Gamecocks. “I chose South Carolina because it fit me,” Washington told gamecockcentral.com in May after committing to USC. “I love the staff, the family environment, the team and everything about them. They know how to develop players.” Washington, rated by rivals.com as the 17th-best weakside defensive end prospect in the country and the No. 55 prospect overall in the talent-rich state of Florida, was the first pickup for

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Height: 6’3” Weight: 216 lbs. Hometown: Orlando, fla. School: Jones high school Gamecock running backs coach Everette Sands, who recruits the Orlando area for USC. Another factor that drove Washington to choose USC, the program he favored for nearly three months before committing, was the education. “They have the No. 1 business program in the country, which was another sell for me,” he said. “So I just felt it was the right time to make the decision.” Washington is coached at Jones by former Miami University and NFL defensive lineman Kenard Lang. Rivals.com’s Kynon Codrington, who has seen Washington in person, believes he has good potential at the SEC level. “Good hand placement and has a great first step,” Codrington told gamecockcentral.com in a scouting report. “Needs to add weight to frame, but that should come in college. Student of the game and flashes the tools to be a solid BCS weakside defensive end.” Since his commitment, Washington has taken to social media and the telephone to tout Gamecock Nation to fans, as well as to other prospects he hopes USC’s staff can add to the class. Washington is one of 20 verbal commitments for USC in a class currently ranked 14th nationally by rivals.com.

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Are USC and Georgia on the Brink of a True Rivalry? OPINION BY JAMES HARLEY

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f you ask a Georgia fan who the school’s football rivals are, he or she will immediately mention Georgia Tech, Florida and Auburn. Press him or her further, and some will argue for Tennessee, and after a little thought, a few might even say South Carolina. After all, despite playing the Bulldogs very closely on numerous occasions, the Gamecocks haven’t really done much to stand in the way of Georgia’s success and earn serious rival status. That might finally be changing.

A geographic rivalry doesn’t have to be historically competitive to be valid. Indeed, many are far from it. Georgia holds a 23-game series lead over Georgia Tech, Southern Cal leads UCLA by 16 — and I will not sully this page by even mentioning the USC-Clemson standings. But in order to establish a true rivalry across state lines, there needs to be at least occasional national — or at least regional or conference — significance to the annual meeting. Despite Georgia being seventh on USC’s list of most-played opponents — 64

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games — this has rarely been the case. To put it bluntly, the Bulldogs have owned USC for much of their history, putting together multiple 10-game winning streaks over the Gamecocks (though the last ended in 1977), while never giving up more than two consecutive losses. A Carolina victory this year would finally break that chain, giving USC three straight wins over Georgia and four in the last six games (another feat never accomplished before), while also continuing to dial up the wider

being clearly the best team in the division; that’s certainly generated some talk, as has Steve Spurrier’s now-classic quip regarding the movement of the game from its usual early-season spot. “I sort of always liked playing [Georgia] that second game because you could always count on them having two or three key players suspended,” Spurrier said in the preseason. Add the drama of Georgia’s shady avoidance of any difficult SEC West opponents — the Bulldogs avoid powerhouses LSU

“I sort of always liked playing [Georgia] that second game because you could always count on them having two or three key players suspended.” — Steve Spurrier significance of the series in the SEC and the national polls. USC’s long climb to rival status basically began with joining the SEC in 1992. In the pre-SEC era spanning 34 games from 1894-1989, the Gamecocks were a horrid 9-23-2 against Georgia. Since then, the Gamecocks are 7-13, which might sound bad at first but actually accounts for almost half of their all-time series. It is a marked improvement, considering it has been achieved in only 20 years. Add the two wins just prior to joining the SEC (1988 and 1989) and USC is an almost-respectable 9-13 in the last 22 meetings. By this standard, the notion of a rivalry is somewhat legitimized. Rivalries also require some pot-stirring to inspire emotion, and while USC and UGA fans are generally respectful of one another, the tight race in the SEC East over the past few years is beginning to wear away at the cordiality. The Bulldogs won last season’s SEC championship despite USC

and Alabama, opting instead for traditional division doormat Ole Miss and a struggling Auburn squad — on its schedule again this year as a result of conference expansion, and it really is starting to look like all the factors of a genuine rivalry are present in the series. Of course, some of the increase in the importance of this game can be attributed to Tennessee’s downturn and Florida’s recent slump, so it could be that we’re simply experiencing a peak moment that will fade away if and when those teams return to power. I don’t think so. If the Gamecocks can ruin Georgia’s hopes this year by not just beating them but holding on to capture the division title, it will get under the skin of the UGA fans who have never really had to take USC all that seriously, and a true rivalry will be born. Keep up with Harley’s Side Line blog at free-times.com and his Side Line column in the weekly edition of Free Times.

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gamecocks roster No. Name Pos. Hgt. Wgt. Cl. Hometown/High School/Last College 89 Jerell Adams TE 6-6 224 FR Pinewood, S.C./Scott’s Branch 81 Rory Anderson TE 6-5 218 SO Powder Springs, Ga./McEachern 19 Landon Ard P/K 5-9 189 RS FR Rock Hill, S.C./South Pointe 3 Akeem Auguste CB 5-9 188 SR Hollywood, Fla./Chaminade-Madonna/Fork Union Military 10 Kareem Auguste SAF 6-0 200 RS FR Miramar, Fla./Miramar 26 Jacob Baker FB 5-9 188 SR Ridgeland, S.C./Thomas Heyward Academy 34 Joshua Blue TB 5-7 167 SO Tatum, S.C./Marlboro County 47 Reginald Bowens LB 6-3 254 RS SR Holly Springs, N.C./Garner 84 Tevin Bradshaw WR 5-7 155 RS FR Moncks Corner, S.C./Berkeley/Brevard 80 K.J. Brent WR 6-4 184 RS FR Waxhaw, N.C./Marvin Ridge 74 Kaleb Broome OG 6-6 332 SR Aiken, S.C./Aiken/Georgia Military College 3 Damiere Byrd WR 5-9 168 SO Sicklerville, N.J./Timber Creek 50 A.J. Cann OG 6-4 309 RS SO Bamberg, S.C./Bamberg-Ehrhardt 7 Shon Carson TB 5-8 192 RS FR Scranton, S.C./Lake City 4 Ahmad Christian CB 5-10 189 RS FR Jacksonville, Fla./Trinity Christian 15 Andrew Clifford QB 6-2 212 RS JR Tampa, Fla./Wharton 7 Jadeveon Clowney DE 6-6 256 SO Rock Hill, S.C./South Pointe 18 Cedrick Cooper LB 6-2 215 RS FR Lithonia, Ga./Lithonia 58 Ryland Culbertson OG 6-4 254 RS SO Laurens, S.C./Laurens Academy 87 Justice Cunningham TE 6-4 264 SR Pageland, S.C./Central 28 Mike Davis RB 5-9 216 FR Stone Mountain, Ga./Stephenson 31 Jordan Diaz LB 6-1 236 RS SO Hamilton, N.J./Hamilton West 42 Jordan Diggs SPR 6-0 197 FR Cape Coral, Fla./Island Coast 44 Gerald Dixon DE 6-2 272 RS FR Rock Hill, S.C./South Pointe 92 Gerald Dixon, Jr. DT 6-3 304 RS FR Rock Hill, S.C./Northwestern 18 Dwayne Duckett WR 6-0 185 FR Columbia, S.C./Spring Valley/Gray Military 39 Jessie Dukes DB 5-11 162 SO Blackville, S.C./Blackville-Hilda 52 Phillip Dukes DT 6-3 306 RS FR Manning, S.C./Manning 17 Chaz Elder CB 6-2 187 FR College Park, Ga./Banneker 23 Bruce Ellington WR 5-9 197 SO Moncks Corner, S.C./Berkeley 8 Darius English DE 6-6 215 FR Powder Springs, Ga./McEachern 13 Patrick Fish P 6-0 193 RS SO Shelby, N.C./Burns 19 Kyle Fleetwood SAF 5-11 199 FR Stone Mountain, Ga./Stephenson 61 Travis Ford OC 6-3 278 RS JR Fork, S.C./Lake View/Coastal Carolina 57 Aldrick Fordham DE 6-4 269 SR Jamestown, S.C./Timberland 12 Jody Fuller WR 5-11 201 FR Monroe, N.C./Sun Valley 78 Cody Gibson OT 6-7 278 RS SO Tallahassee, Fla./Lincoln 43 Qua Gilchrist FB 6-1 245 RS SR Abbeville, S.C./Abbeville/Butler County CC 9 Sharrod Golightly SPR 5-10 179 RS SO Decatur, Ga./Southwest Dekalb 93 Deon Green DE 6-4 290 RS FR Windermere, Fla./Olympia 29 Chaun Gresham LB 6-2 266 RS JR Auburn, Ga./Apalachee 20 T.J. Gurley SAF 5-10 183 FR Cairo, Ga./Cairo 16 Austin Hails QB 6-2 212 RS FR Collinsville, Ill./Collinsville 96 Jamal Hall DE 6-2 232 RS JR Ladson, S.C./Fort Dorchester/Brevard College 27 Victor Hampton CB 5-10 197 RS SO Darlington, S.C./Darlington 59 Coleman Harley LS 6-1 280 RS FR Aiken, S.C./South Aiken 70 Kyle Harris OC 6-3 268 RS FR Silver Creek, Ga./Pepperell 34 Mason Harris LB 6-3 210 RS FR Fort Oglethorpe, Ga./Ridgeland 21 DeVonte Holloman SPR 6-2 241 SR Charlotte, N.C./South Pointe 11 T.J. Holloman LB 6-2 209 FR Atlanta, Ga./St. Pius X 94 Ashton Holmes DE 6-3 252 RS JR Spartanburg, S.C./Byrnes/Butler CC 35 Jeff Homad TE 6-2 225 RS SO Hilton Head Island, S.C./Hilton Head Island/ UNC Pembroke 13 Tyler Hull P 6-2 205 RS SO Mount Airy, N.C./Mount Airy/Guilford College 91 Walker Inabinet LS 5-10 204 RS SR Columbia, S.C./Hammond School 33 Damario Jeffery LB 6-4 233 SR Columbia, S.C./Columbia 8 Shamier Jeffery WR 6-1 214 RS FR St. Matthews, S.C./Calhoun County 70 Byron Jerideau DT 6-1 316 RS SR Green Pond, S.C./Colleton County/Fort Scott C.C. 55 T.J. Johnson OC 6-6 319 RS SR Aynor, S.C./Aynor 10 Nick Jones WR 5-7 184 RS SO Moore, S.C./Byrnes 21 Marcus Lattimore TB 6-0 218 JR Duncan, S.C./Byrnes 15 Jimmy Legree CB 6-0 189 RS JR Beaufort, S.C./Beaufort 22 Kaiwan Lewis LB 6-0 225 FR Hammonton, N.J./St. Joseph 29 Blair Lowery TB 6-1 178 RS SR Irmo, S.C./Dutch Fork 40 Kyle Madden FB 6-3 248 RS SR Powder Springs, Ga./Harrison/UCF 86 Reilly Madden P 6-0 185 FR Vienna, Va./Paul VI Catholic 25 Kadetrix Marcus SS 6-1 185 SO Stone Mountain, Ga./Stephenson 64 Christopher Massey OL 6-3 220 FR Summerville, S.C./Ashley Ridge 76 Mike Matulis OT 6-5 274 SO Boynton Beach, Fla./Park Vista 41 Connor McLaurin FB 6-0 222 RS SO Raleigh, N.C./Garner 5 Rico McWilliams CB 5-11 172 FR Hampton, Ga./Lovejoy 31 Kenny Miles TB 5-9 193 RS SR Lawrenceville, Ga./Brookwood 6 Chris Moody CB 6-1 208 FR McDonough, Ga./Henry County 82 D.L. Moore WR 6-5 198 RS SR Bowling Green, Ky./Bowling Green 62 Davis Moore LS 6-0 217 RS JR Buford, Ga./Mill Creek/Emory & Henry

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No. Name Pos. Hgt. Wgt. Cl. Hometown/High School/Last College 5 Brendan Nosovitch QB 6-1 210 FR Allenton, Pa./Central Catholic 88 Drew Owens TE 6-6 236 RS FR Charlotte, N.C./Ardrey Kell 67 Ronald Patrick OG 6-2 305 JR Cocoa, Fla./Cocoa 49 Devin Potter FB 5-10 202 FR Granite Falls, N.C./South Caldwell 99 Kelcy Quarles DT 6-4 286 SO Hodges, S.C./Greenwood/Fork Union Military 5 Kelvin Rainey TE 6-3 219 FR Yulee, Fla./Yulee 30 Sidney Rhodes CB 5-10 170 SO Easley, S.C./Wren/Western Carolina 48 Marcquis Roberts SPR 6-1 206 RS FR Powder Springs, Ga./McEachern 53 Corey Robinson OT 6-8 337 RS SO Havelock, N.C./Havelock 26 Kenny Robinson FS 5-9 176 RS SO Hilton Head Island, S.C./Hilton Head Island 4 Shaq Roland WR 6-1 173 FR Lexington, S.C./Lexington 24 Kendric Salley RB 5-9 205 FR Williston, S.C./Williston Elko 1 Ace Sanders WR 5-8 175 JR Bradenton, Fla./Manatee 14 Connor Shaw QB 6-1 207 JR Flowery Branch, Ga./Flowery Branch 28 Jared Shaw FS 5-10 179 RS SR Fort Mill, S.C./Fort Mill/Newberry 71 Brandon Shell OT 6-6 331 RS FR Goose Creek, S.C./Goose Creek 46 Darian Sims LB 6-2 250 RS FR Goose Creek, S.C./Goose Creek 6 DeAngelo Smith WR 6-1 196 RS JR Kingsland, Ga./Camden County 9 Kwinton Smith WR 6-4 206 FR Dillon, S.C./Dillon 24 Quin Smith LB 6-1 239 SR Lenoir, N.C./Hibriten 75 Will Sport OT 6-5 291 RS FR Milton, Fla./Pace 16 Nick St. Germain PK 5-9 182 FR Powder Springs, Ga./McEachern 65 Brock Stadnik OT 6-5 287 FR Greensboro, N.C./Western Guilford 54 Clayton Stadnik OC 6-3 265 FR Greensboro, N.C./Western Guilford 11 Seth Strickland QB 6-2 195 RS SR Laurens, S.C./Laurens 97 J.T. Surratt DT 6-2 295 RS SO Winston-Salem, N.C./Parkland 45 Ty Sutherland FB 5-10 220 RS FR Pendleton, S.C./Pendleton South Carolina 90 Chaz Sutton DE 6-5 248 RS JR Savannah, Ga./Jenkins/Fork Union Military 36 D.J. Swearinger FS 6-0 210 SR Greenwood, S.C./Greenwood

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SO-SQ Havelock,Green, N.C. Ky. SR-3L Bowling FR-RS Moore, Goose Creek, SO-1L S.C. S.C. FR-RS Waxhaw, N.C. SO-1L Bamberg, S.C. FR-RS Havelock, Milton, Fla. SO-SQ N.C.

71 55 70 50 61 75

Brandon Shell T.J. Johnson KyleCann Harris A.J. Travis Ford Will Sport

6-6 6-6 6-3 6-4 6-3 6-5

331 319 268 309 278 291

FR-RS SR-3L FR-RS SO-1L JR-1L FR-RS

Goose Creek, S.C. Aynor, S.C. Silver Creek, Bamberg, S.C.Ga. Fork, S.C. Milton, Fla.

67 55 74 70 61 76 78 67

Ronald Patrick T.J. Johnson KalebHarris Broome Kyle Travis Ford Mike Matulis Cody Gibson Ronald Patrick

6-2 6-6 6-6 6-3 6-3 6-5 6-7 6-2

305 319 332 268 278 274 278 305

JR-1L SR-3L SR-SQ FR-RS JR-1L SO-1L SO-1L JR-1L

Cocoa,S.C. Fla. Aynor, Aiken,Creek, S.C. Ga. Silver Fork, S.C. Boynton Beach, Fla. Tallahassee, Cocoa, Fla. Fla.

74 87 81 76 89 78

Kaleb Broome Justice Cunningham Rory Anderson Mike Matulis Jerell Adams Cody Gibson

6-6 332 SR-SQ Aiken, S.C. 6-4 264 SR-3L Pageland, S.C. 6-5 274 218 SO-1L SO-1L Boynton Powder Springs, Ga. 6-5 Beach, Fla. 6-6 278 224 SO-1L FR-PG Tallahassee, Pinewood, S.C. 6-7 Fla.

QB TE

14 87 17 81 11 89

ConnorCunningham Shaw Justice DylanAnderson Thompson Rory Seth Strickland Jerell Adams

6-1 6-4 6-3 6-5 6-2 6-6

207 264 212 218 195 224

JR-2L SR-3L SO-1L SO-1L SR-2L FR-PG

Flowery Branch, Pageland, S.C. Ga. Boiling Springs, Springs,Ga. S.C. Powder Laurens, S.C. Pinewood, S.C.

FB QB

43 14 41 17 11 21 31 43 28 41

Qua Gilchrist Connor Shaw Connor McLaurin Dylan Thompson Seth Strickland Marcus Lattimore Kenny Miles Qua Gilchrist Mike Davis Connor McLaurin

6-1 6-1 6-0 6-3 6-2 6-0 5-9 6-1 5-9 6-0

245 207 222 212 195 218 193 245 216 222

SR-SQ JR-2L SO-SQ SO-1L SR-2L JR-2L SR-3L SR-SQ FR-HS SO-SQ

Abbeville, S.C. Flowery Branch, Ga. Raleigh, N.C. Boiling Springs, S.C. Laurens, S.C. Duncan, S.C. Lawrenceville, Abbeville, S.C. Ga. Lithonia,N.C. Ga. Raleigh,

RT RG TE RT

TB FB TB

21 Marcus Lattimore 31 Kenny Miles 28 Mike Davis

KO

8 Adam Yates 19 Landon Ard

PK KO P PK

19 8 19 13 13 8

P

13 Tyler Hull 13 Patrick Fish

8 Adam Yates Landon Ard Adam Yates Landon Ard Tyler Hull PatrickYates Fish Adam

19 Landon Ard

South Carolina vs. Kentucky

Steve Spurrier - Head Coach Kirk Botkin - Linebackers/Spurs Grady Brown - Secondary/Assistant Special Teams Coordinator Shawn Elliott - Co-Offensive Coordinator/Offensive LIne Brad Lawing - Defensive Line G.A. Mangus - Quarterbacks Joe Robinson - Special Teams Coordinator/Tight Ends Everette Sands - Running Backs Jamie Speronis - Associate AD/Football Operations Steve Spurrier Jr. - Co-Offensive Coord/Wide Receivers/Recruiting Coord Lorenzo Ward - Defensive Coordinator Robbie Liles - Director of High School Relations Depth Chart Scott Morgan - Recruiting Assistant Patrick Shine - Administrative Coordinator for Recruiting Defense

Devin Taylor South CarolinaDE Depth 98Chart

23 1 63 80 4

RG C

coaches

5-8 175 JR-2L Bradenton, Fla. 6-1 196 JR-1L Kingsland, Ga. 6-1 173 FR-HS Lexington, S.C.

WR WR

LG LT C LG

No. Name Pos. Hgt. Wgt. Cl. Hometown/High School/Last College 98 Devin Taylor DE 6-8 267 RS SR Beaufort, S.C./Beaufort 17 Dylan Thompson QB 6-3 212 RS SO Boiling Springs, S.C./Boiling Springs 51 Cody Waldrop OG 6-2 300 FR Seffner, Fla./Armwood 95 Michael Washington DE 6-3 228 FR Allendale, S.C./Allendale-Fairfax/S.C. State 85 Kane Whitehurst WR 5-11 170 RS FR Duluth, Ga./Chattahoochee/Arkansas 22 Brandon Wilds TB 6-2 218 SO Blythewood, S.C./Blythewood 32 David Wilkins CB 6-1 180 RS SR Cowpens, S.C./Broome 12 Brison Williams SS 5-11 205 SO Warner Robins, Ga./Northside/Fork Union Military 84 Mike Williamson P 6-1 190 RS JR Norway, S.C./Orangeburg Prep/Columbia University 54 Shaq Wilson LB 5-11 224 SR Jacksonville, Fla./First Coast 52 Adam Yates PK 6-1 196 RS SR Sparks, MD/Hereford 77 Mason Zandi OT 6-9 266 FR Chapin, S.C./Chapin

DT DE

6-1 267 316 SR-3L SR-2L Beaufort, Green Pond, 6-8 S.C.S.C. 6-3 269 304 SR-3L FR-RS Jamestown, Rock Hill, S.C. 6-4 S.C. 6-2 272 FR-RS Rock Hill, S.C. 6-4 286 SO-1L Hodges, S.C. 6-2 316 295 SO-SQ Winston-Salem, 6-1 SR-2L Green Pond, S.C.N.C. 6-3 304 306 FR-RS FR-RS Rock Manning, S.C. 6-3 Hill, S.C.

Jadeveon Clowney 997 Kelcy Quarles 90 J.T. ChazSurratt Sutton 97 52 Phillip Dukes 47 Reginald Bowens 33 Damario Jeffery 7 Jadeveon Clowney

6-6 286 256 SO-1L SO-1L Hodges, Rock Hill,S.C. S.C. 6-4 6-5 295 248 SO-SQ JR-2L Winston-Salem, Savannah, Ga. N.C. 6-2 6-3 306 FR-RS Manning, S.C. 6-3 254 SR-2L Holly Springs, N.C. 6-4 256 233 SO-1L SR-3L Rock Columbia, S.C. 6-6 Hill, S.C.

90 54 24 47 18 33

Chaz Sutton Shaq Wilson Quin Smith Reginald Bowens Cedrick Cooper Damario Jeffery

6-5 5-11 6-1 6-3 6-2 6-4

248 224 239 254 215 233

JR-2L SR-3L SR-3L SR-2L FR-RS SR-3L

Savannah, Ga. Jacksonville, Fla. Lenoir,Springs, N.C. N.C. Holly Lithonia, Ga. Columbia, S.C.

SPR WLB

21 54 249 42 18

DeVonte Holloman Shaq Wilson Sharrod Golightly Quin Smith Jordan Diggs Cedrick Cooper

6-2 5-11 5-10 6-1 6-0 6-2

241 224 179 239 197 215

SR-3L SR-3L SO-1L SR-3L FR-HS FR-RS

Charlotte, N.C. Jacksonville, Fla. Decatur,N.C. Ga. Lenoir, Fort Myers, Lithonia, Ga.Fla.

CB SPR

27 DeVonte Victor Hampton 21 Holloman Ahmad Christian 94 Sharrod Golightly 42 Jordan Diggs 12 Brison Williams 20 Victor T.J. Gurley 27 Hampton

5-10 6-2 5-10 5-10 6-0 5-11 5-10 5-10

197 SR-3L SO-1L Charlotte, Darlington,N.C. S.C. 241 189 SO-1L FR-RS Decatur, Jacksonville, 179 Ga. Fla. 197 FR-HS Fort Myers, Fla. 205 SO-1L Warner Robins, Ga. 183 SO-1L FR-HS Darlington, Cairo, Ga. S.C. 197

4 36 25 12 28 20

Ahmad Christian D.J. Swearinger KadetrixWilliams Marcus Brison Jared Shaw T.J. Gurley

5-10 6-0 6-1 5-11 5-10 5-10

189 210 185 205 179 183

FR-RS SR-3L SO-SQ SO-1L SR-SQ FR-HS

Jacksonville, Fla. Greenwood, S.C. Stone Mountain, Ga. Warner Robins, Ga. Fort Mill, Cairo, Ga. S.C.

CB FS

15 36 253 28

Jimmy Legree D.J. Swearinger Akeem Auguste Kadetrix Marcus Jared Shaw

6-0 6-0 5-9 6-1 5-10

189 210 188 185 179

JR-2L SR-3L SR-3L SO-SQ SR-SQ

Beaufort, S.C. Greenwood, S.C. Hollywood, Fla. Ga. Stone Mountain, Fort Mill, S.C.

CB

15 Jimmy Legree 3 Akeem Auguste

DT DT DE DT MLB DE WLB MLB

SS CB FS SS

6-1 5-9 6-1 5-9 6-2 6-0 6-1

Sparks, Md. Rock Hill, S.C. Sparks, Md. Rock Hill, S.C. Mount Airy, N.C. Shelby, Md. N.C. Sparks,

196 189 196 189 205 193 196

SR-1L FR-RS SR-1L FR-RS SO-TR SO-SQ SR-1L

5-9 189 FR-RS

*Note: The depth chart lists 12 offensive positions.

KR

23 Bruce Ellington 3 Damiere Byrd

9 Specialists PR 27

Rock Hill, S.C.

6-2 205 SO-TR Mount Airy, N.C. 6-0 193 SO-SQ Shelby, N.C. u September 29, 2012

South Carolina vs. Kentucky u September 29, 2012

6-0 189 JR-2L Beaufort, S.C. 5-9 188 SR-3L Hollywood, Fla.

*Note: The depth chart lists 12 offensive positions.

Specialists

Sparks, Md. Rock Hill, S.C.

Defense

70 Devin Byron Taylor Jerideau 98 92 Aldrick Gerald Dixon Jr. 57 Fordham 44 Gerald Dixon 99 Kelcy Quarles 97 Byron J.T. Surratt 70 Jerideau 52 Gerald Phillip Dixon DukesJr. 92

6-0 218 JR-2L Duncan, S.C. 5-9 193 SR-3L Lawrenceville, Ga. 5-9 216 FR-HS Lithonia, Ga.

6-1 196 SR-1L 5-9 189 FR-RS

6-8 267 SR-3L Beaufort, S.C. 6-4 269 SR-3L Jamestown, S.C. 6-2 272 FR-RS Rock Hill, S.C.

Ace Sanders Victor Ellington Hampton Bruce Damiere Byrd Walker Inabinet Coleman Harley Ace Sanders

5-9 197 SO-1L 5-9 168 SO-1L 5-8 5-10 5-9 5-9 5-10 6-1 5-8

Moncks Corner, S.C. Sicklerville, N.J.

KR LS PR H LS

23 3 91 59 9

175 197 197 168 204 280 175

27 Victor Hampton 11 Seth Strickland 13 Walker Patrick Inabinet Fish 91 59 Coleman Harley

JR-2L Bradenton, Fla. SO-1L Moncks Darlington, S.C. S.C. SO-1L Corner, SO-1L Sicklerville, N.J. SR-2L Columbia, S.C. FR-RS Bradenton, Aiken, S.C.Fla. JR-2L 5-10 197 SO-1L Darlington, S.C. 6-2 195 SR-2L Laurens, S.C. 6-0 204 193 SO-SQ Shelby, N.C. 5-10 SR-2L Columbia, S.C. 6-1 280 FR-RS Aiken, S.C.

H

11 Seth Strickland 13 Patrick Fish

6-2 195 SR-2L Laurens, S.C. 6-0 193 SO-SQ Shelby, N.C.

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