One of the biggest SEC baseball series of the season, and for that matter one of the biggest of the season nationally, begins tomorrow night in Columbia when East leading USC plays host to second place Florida. The Gamecocks hold a one game lead on the Gators in the division race. Nationally, the Gators are viewed as the #1 team while the Gamecocks are a consensus top 10 team with a ranking as high as #2.
The Gators have won nine of the last ten meetings in the series and spanked the Gamecocks in all three games in Gainesville last season by a combined score of 38-10. And they may be an even better team this season.
USC coach Chad Holbrook and his players have had all week to prepare for the weekend, except for when the players were taking exams, and Thursday they talked about what awaits them this weekend.