Know the Opponent: South Carolina

Ben Carlisle, Publisher
Bleed Tech Blue

Louisiana Tech will face a stiff challenge Saturday when the travel to Columbia to take on a talented South Carolina squad. had the opportunity to catch up with Chris Clark of for a Q&A to breakdown the Gamecocks. The Gamecocks are 2-1 on the young season and are led by talented sophomore quarterback Jake Bentley. Clark certainly provided some great insight on the Gamecocks:

1. How do you see the stadium atmosphere this weekend after an exciting start to the season followed by the disappointing loss in the SEC home opener to Kentucky?
I certainly don’t think it will be to the level that it was last week, for a home opener after two away from Williams-Brice Stadium and the anticipation of a potential 3-0 start. For USC fans, another loss to Kentucky was quite deflating. It’s also a 3:30 kick. I’d expect a pretty good crowd, but it may be down.

2. What is the overall perception of Muschamp in Columbia 16 games into his tenure?
Fans are excited to have a guy who has laid out a plan and works extremely hard in recruiting. His level of involvement as a head coach is almost unrivaled, and he has a good reputation there as well. There’s also a hope that his defensive pedigree will help make USC into the type defense that fans were once accustomed to seeing; in the latter years of the Spurrier era, there were some horrific defensive performances. There are still some questions of course; any sign of trouble makes fans wonder if things will turn out like they did at Florida. There have been some encouraging signs.

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