- John Skelton (1522 A.D.)
I've finally come to grips with the fact that right now the Gamecocks are the one-eyed man of the SEC East. In a league full of deeply flawed teams, the chickens shockingly appear as the most complete unit. Although, that hardly makes them world beaters.
Everyone points to Garcia as the biggest weakness for SC. The theory being, he's always one good bender away from spending the night in
See Bobo, Mike. Remember what he was like as a college student before his senior year? In 1996, he was routinely on the fringe of doing something dumb, and always good for a turnover...or 6 if you're in Lexington. The first half of the AU game in '96 Donnan benched him in favor of a one armed walk-on rather than look at him. One year later, he was the model of efficiency.
Granted, Mike never had the arrest recordGarcia had. Not even remotely close, but at some point self interest in one's future can trump one's self destructive tendencies. That's why I'm going to have to pick the Chickens as SEC East champs.
I will say that UGA could win the SEC East, and it wouldn't shock me. But our issues along the offensive line the past few years combined with the intestinal problems (GOOGLE TRANSLATE: Did You Mean "Guts") lead me incapable of picking us #1.
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