100 Days of SEC Dominance: Top-5 Team From Four Years Ago Will Finish 0-8 In League Play
South Carolina was already probably going to suck out loud in 2016. They were godawful last year, had extreme coaching turnover, plan to start a freshman at quarterback…and do so with the incompetent Will Muschamp/Kurt Roper combo in his ear.
Even given all that, plus the loss of guys like Pharoh Cooper, you’d still think there was enough holdover talent to steal two or three games in the SEC, right? At Vandy and Mississippi State to open the season? At Kentucky two weeks later? Mizzou the first week of November?
Possible, but a lot less likely given yesterday’s news:
South Carolina @CoachWMuschamp announces that Skai Moore, the best defensive player he has, is lost for the season (neck). Will redshirt.
— Tony Barnhart (@MrCFB) May 31, 2016
This is what I hate about college athletics. Moore could’ve been a mid-rounds draft pick. Even though he singlehandedly won the North Carolina game last year, I enjoyed watching him play. 11 career picks for a linebacker is pretty cool.
Amazingly, with Moore out for the year, it already feels like the run the Gamecocks had under Steve Spurrier is completely gone. He was a holdover from their last stout defense and will be missed.
A successful South Carolina program, however? It will not be missed at all.