The two best takes on why we’re seeing the pundits twist themselves in knots with an Upset in Columbia meme come from Dan Wolken…
… and Bill Connelly.
Does South Carolina have a legitimate shot at an upset, or are we just talking ourselves into the Gamecocks because everyone else has an even smaller chance at an upset?
Look, big picture-wise, I get it. If you don’t think Georgia’s gonna roll through the regular season unscathed, Saturday’s as good a time as any to point to a loss (unless you’re following advanced stats closely, that is). But I am somewhat surprised that there has been so little argument of substance as to why it’ll happen, given the prevalence of the narrative.