The 2012 season opens for the South Carolina Gamecocks in two weeks. As fall practice drags on and the calendar slowly turns, both teams are starting to mold their starting units.
Revelations about team progress will be laden with lots of coach speak between now and the game. If you really want to get a better understanding of what each team is up against in week one, you likely need to look back, not forward.
Vanderbilt was out muscled by the Carolina offensive and defensive lines all night in last season's 21-3 South Carolina win. The Gamecock defense recorded six sacks on the Commodore quarterbacks during the game. Finally, they knocked the starter Larry smith out of the game in the third quarter.