One of the foremost college football prognosticators has Clemson and South Carolina in store for big seasons in 2018.
Phil Steele, author and compiler of the self-titled Phil Steele College Football Preview, joined SportsTalk on Monday to assess his thoughts on the Tigers and Gamecocks.
Steele believes the Tigers once again seemed poised for a fourth consecutive trip to the College Football Playoffs, seeing no reason they should lose a game during the regular season. He also believes that Trevor Lawrence will beat out incumbent quarterback Kelly Bryant for the starting job in the Fall.
As for the Gamecocks, Steele believes USC will continue to progress under the stability of Will Muschamp, making the Gamecocks his foremost contender to attempt to unseat Georgia at the top of the SEC East. Steele credits the Gamecocks experience, and Jake Bentley’s ascension into his third year as a starter as keys for a South Carolina squad that made a New Year’s Day bowl last season for the first time since 2011.
To hear Steele’s appearance on SportsTalk, including the games and teams that could be potential pitfalls for each, click below:
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