Since the completion of spring football practice, SportsTalk has been traveling around the country (via airwaves of course), getting in touch with various beat writers who cover the respective opponents of both Clemson and USC for the 2012 football season. Tonight we welcomed into the program East Carolina beat writer for the Daily Reflector in Greenville, North Carolina, Nate Summers.
AUDIO: Nate Summers
East Carolina is second up on the schedule for the USC Gamecocks in 2012. The Pirates were the opener on the 2011 schedule for South Carolina, playing at Bank of America Stadium, and gave the Gamecocks quite the scare. The Gamecocks needed a late 2nd-half charge from embattled Quarterback, Stephen Garcia, to get out of Charlotte with a W. The Pirates need to replace some major parts from last season’s squad to try and contend with USC this season. Nate explains….