Even if you don’t think much of Phil Steele’s prognosticating skills, you’ve got to admit he has few peers in assembling data. I haven’t gotten this year’s mag yet, but he’s posted his preview of the Gamecocks at his site for your reading pleasure. Here are a few tidbits that jumped out at me, in no particular order:
- South Carolina is 5-11 in its most recent road openers.
- Stephen Garcia is 3,200 yards away from becoming South Carolina’s all time passing leader.
- Looking at Steele’s efficiency measurement, yards per point, the defense has been on a slight decline over the past three seasons, but the offense made a huge breakthrough in 2010.