The Gamecocks head coach, who knows as well as anybody how much heartache he has caused in Athens, has talked all week about how his team may not be ready to take on the big boys. He may or may not believe that. Georgia is the better team, but not so much better it can come in expecting a gimme.
Play better in the secondary
Missed assignments on the back end of the defense were a problem last year, and they still happened in the first game of this season, safety Kelin Johnson said. Georgia, though, rarely got burned because its defensive line plays so well. If Blake Mitchell has more time to throw than Bobby Reid did, the Bulldogs will have to play better in the secondary.
Stay away from Jasper Brinkley
South Carolina's middle linebacker is a wrecking crew. He'll make it tough for Georgia to run up the middle like it did last week against Oklahoma State. The Bulldogs may have to run wide more or throw over Brinkley to keep him out of the action. One to watch
Wide receiver Michael Moore earned high praise in the preseason but didn't get to show much last week. He caught just one pass for 9 yards, granted it went for a touchdown, but it didn't show all of Moore's skills. He got himself open deep once, but quarterback Matthew Stafford overthrew him. If the South Carolina defense overlooks Moore, he and Stafford might hook up for that big gainer today.