Here’s what the Sports Illustrated football people think of the Gamecocks for this season:
Sure, laugh all you want about the band that formed in Columbia. While you’re at it, laugh all you want at the Gamecocks, who have rarely had to deal with success or high expectations. But last year was only Hold My Hand. This season looks more like Only Wanna Be With You, which was a bigger hit. Plus, the video for Only Wanna Be With You featured Keith Olbermann and Dan Patrick in their Big Show prime. Don’t be shocked if freshman defensive end Jadeveon Clowney treats opposing quarterbacks the way Olbermann treats ESPN and MSNBC executives in his favorite dreams.
Oklahoma is ranked #1 by Sports Illustrated and is followed by Alabama, Oregon, LSU, Stanford.