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GAMECOCKS CONTINUE ROAD TO THE SEC CHAMPIONSHIP WITHOUT SIDNEY RICE

   South Carolina's road to the SEC Championship hit its first hurdle when standout wide receiver said he would declare himself eligible for the NFL draft and forego his junior and senior seasons at USC. Rice was the Gamecocks leading receiver in each of the past two seasons and Coach Spurrier will need other receivers to pick up the slack, which will not be easy to put it mildly.
   

THE GOOD

   QB Blake Mitchell, will be returning for his senior season and should be very comfortable with the high-powered Spurrier offense. Running backs Cory Boyd and Mike Davis will also return along with all but one starter on defense. Ryan Succop, one of the best kickers in the nation will again be called upon to win close ball games on special teams.
   How often do you hear South Carolina in the same sentence as Texas, Tennessee, Southern Cal, Notre Dame, Florida, LSU, Nebraska, and Georgia? Hopefully, every year. The Gamecocks are surprisingly among the nation's elite as the 2007 recruiting season winds down to signing day. South Carolina is expected to finish in the top-10 matching or even exceeding the class of 2003 in which Lou Holtz signed Demitrius Summers, Syvelle Newton, and current QB Blake Mitchell.    

THE BAD

   Along with playing without leading receiver Sidney Rice, the bad news for the Gamecocks is that the SEC will most likely have five out of the top-10 in the 2007 recruiting class. Four out of those five would potentially be from the SEC East Division, Tennessee, Florida, South Carolina, and Georgia. By the way, Florida also just won the national championship.

THE UGLY

   Whether they're a low-profile receiver or a high-profile quarterback, most college football athletes have a glimmer of hope that one day they would get a chance to play on Sundays. Who can blame them when some of them come from low-income families and that glimmer becomes real once their potential is maximized on the playing field. 
   Some fans are unhappy that Sidney Rice is leaving for the NFL and some are wishing him well. Rice, wide receiver, flourished in the Steve Spurrier offense and was named Freshman of the Year following the 2005 season and got noticed across the nation. He struggled to begin the 2006 season but finished strong and is enticed by the thoughts of playing in the NFL. Torn between competing for a SEC Championship and risking career-ending injuries or providing for his family, Rice decided to forego his last two seasons and opt for the NFL. Only Rice knows whether he made the best choice. What would you do? Regardless, the ugly truth is success has its price. 

 

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