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    2018 Opponent Preview: Ole Miss South Carolina has beaten the Rebels the last two times they've played. Down in the Grove of Oxford in November, the Land Sharks will look to turn the series around. armchairallamericans.com OPPONENT: Ole Miss Rebels WHEN: Saturday, November 3, 2018 at TBD WHERE: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, MS ALL-TIME SERIES RECORD: South Carolina is 7-8 (Won last two) LAST MEETING: September 24, 2009 – South Carolina defeated the Rebels in Columbia, 16-10. Ole Miss was ranked #4 in the country at the time. 2017 RECORD: 6-6 overall; 3-5 in SEC (#6 in West) Head Coach… Matt Luke is going into his second season as the coach of the Rebels since former coach Hugh Freeze was fired. Luke walked-on at Ole Miss in 1995 as a center. He played there for four years and graduated in 1999. His father and older brother both played at Ole Miss as well. He came onto staff as a co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach under Freeze in 2012. He led the Rebels to a 6-6 season in 2017 that included a win over archrival, Mississippi State in the Egg Bowl. Returning Starters… OFFENSE (8) WR, AJ Brown (6-1, 225) Junior WR, DaMarkus Lodge (6-2, 199) Senior WR, DK Metcalf (6-4, 225) Sophomore TE, Dawson Knox (6-4, 250) Junior C, Sean Rawlings (6-5, 294) Senior LG, Javon Patterson (6-3, 314) Junior RT, Alex Givens (6-7, 300) Junior LT, Greg Little (6-6, 325) Junior DEFENSE (7) DT, Josiah Coatney (6-4, 302) Junior NT, Benito Jones (6-2, 315) Sophomore MLB, Detric Bing-Dukes (6-1, 254) Senior CB, Myles Hartsfield (5-11, 199) Junior CB, Ken Webster (5-11, 194) Senior ROV, Zedrick Woods (5-11, 201) Senior FS, Jaylon Jones (5-11, 186) Junior How did they fare in 2017? Ole Miss finished last season with a .500 record but could not attend a bowl game and no matter the results of this season, the end will be the same due to their two-year bowl ban. They won their first two games of the season at home but got destroyed their next three games which were all on the road. They lost to Cal, Alabama and Auburn by a combined score of 137-42. Their three league wins came against Vanderbilt (57-35), Kentucky (37-34), and Mississippi State (31-28). Best Returning Player… WR, AJ Brown (6-1, 225) Junior In 2017, Brown caught 75 passes for 1252 yards and 11 touchdowns Given a 143.9 passer rating when targeted by Pro Football Focus (+53.5 higher than NCAA average) According to Austin Gayle of PFF, Brown averaged 8.27 yards after the catch per reception on non-screen passes; averaged 6.25 receptions and 104.4 yards per game across 12 games played with 15+ offensive snaps in 2017 Overall Outlook… With the postseason being no option, the Rebels will be playing for pride and a couple guys will be playing for their shot at the NFL. Make no mistake about it though, there is a lot of talent on this team. Quarterback Jordan Ta’amu, left tackle Greg Little and one of the better receivers in the country in AJ Brown headline the offense. The defense doesn’t have any household names as of yet but they return their entire secondary from a year ago. It’s tough to tell what will come of this season for Ole Miss but Matt Luke will have this team ready to compete in every game and they will not be an easy out for anybody. 2018 SEASON PROJECTION: 7-5 (3-5 in SEC)
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    It’s early, but Jake Bentley has rave reviews of Deebo and USC’s new offense August 06, 2018 After South Carolina’s fourth practice of the fall, junior quarterback Jake Bentley is even more excited about the Gamecocks’ new offense. “It gets better each and every day,” Bentley said Monday after South Carolina’s second practice in shoulder pads. “The more comfortable we get with it, the faster we go. We were flying today. Every day the defense comes in talking about how hard it is to go against.” First-year offensive coordinator Bryan McClendon has promised the Gamecocks will run a faster-paced offense this year after South Carolina finished 110th in the nation in plays last year under fired offensive coordinator Kurt Roper. “It’s going to be a brand new offense that (fans) should be excited about,” Bentley said. “There are a lot of guys who can make a lot of plays for us. There are a lot of guys who have played a lot of football.” One of those guys has looked especially good to Bentley. That’s senior wide receiver Deebo Samuel, who is returning this season after he missed 10 games last year due to a broken leg. Samuel hasn’t shown any rust in his return to live action, Bentley said. “Not at all,” Bentley said. “He’s hit the ground running, and he’s really looked explosive. There is no timidness with him at all.” Samuel had six touchdowns in three games last year. THE STATE
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    The origin of the #SpursUp! shout-out? It was her idea August 05, 2018 South Carolina fans have been trained to smile, and sometimes get rowdy, when they see head coach Will Muschamp post “#SpursUp!” on Twitter. College football coaches are not allowed to discuss high school prospects until they have signed with their school, but it’s become commonplace for coaches to alert their fan base to a verbal commitment with some sort of specific exhortation. For the Gamecocks, it’s “#SpursUp!” which was the idea of Muschamp’s wife Carol, the coach said. “We were in the Big 12 and everybody’s got a hand signal and a saying. She said, ‘We need one here,’ ” Muschamp said. “I said, ‘What do you want?’ She said, ‘Spurs Up! sounds good to me,’ I said, ‘That sounds great to me.’ I wanted to have a way to let our fan base know that a young man wanted to be at South Carolina.” Muschamp’s time in the Big 12 was spent as the defensive coordinator at Texas. “It was her idea and we’ve run with it,” Muschamp said. “Gamecock fans are excited whenever they see that about an addition to our family.” South Carolina has 16 verbal commitments for the Class of 2019. The Gamecocks group currently is ranked No. 17 in the nation by 247Sports. The most recent #SpursUp! came with Class of 2020 quarterback Luke Doty of Myrtle Beach committed to the Gamecocks on July 31. Here’s what that looked liked on Twitter and a few of the fan reactions that followed.
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    Will Muschamp Media Day News Conference — Thursday 3 pm 8/2/18
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    I understand all the optimism but having been a fan for 50 years, I have to be realistic. I think the key games will be Georgia, Texas A&M, and Clemson. I think we'll win one of those. I also fear the hiccup against a team we should beat like Ole Miss. Nine or ten wins will still be a great season. Especially if we beat Georgia and win the East.
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    Gamecock fans get pumped up for football season at Muschamp Ladies' Clinic Jul 21, 2018 The annual Ladies Clinic hosted by Gamecocks football coach Will Muschamp got female USC fans pumped up for this season.
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    Good news here Redshirt freshman safety Jaylin Dickerson, who missed all of last season with a shoulder issue, has been cleared for camp.
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    19. Bryan Edwards, Jr. South Carolina When Deebo Samuel went down, the 6-3, 215-pound Edwards stepped up, finishing the season with a team-high 64 catches for 793 yards and five scores, doing most of his touchdown work late in the season. Samuel is back, but Edwards should still be good for five grabs a game. 8. Deebo Samuel, Sr. South Carolina Absolutely crushing it before getting hurt early last season, the 6-0, 210-pound all-around playmaker caught 15 passes for 250 yards and three scores, ran for a score and came up with two touchdowns on kick returns. Now he’s back with Jake Bentley throwing to him. SEE FULL LIST: https://collegefootballnews.com/2018/07/top-30-wide-receivers-preview-2018

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