All might not be lost, at least for the future, which is really all South Carolina fans ever have to live for.
Maybe they'll win an SEC championship by then.
The Sporting News apparently thinks some of the Gamecocks have brighter days ahead.
Six South Carolina players were named to the SEC All-Freshman Team as selected by The Sporting News. The Gamecocks led the SEC in selections.
Wide receiver Dion Lecorn and tight end Weslye Saunders represented USC on offense while defensive tackle Ladi Ajiboye, defensive end Travian Robertson and linebacker Cliff Matthews were named to the defense. Chris Culliver was selected as the kick returner.
One hitch, of course, is that Florida and Georgia are both relatively young. Maybe not as young, which could open up some opportunities a few years down the road, but who knows if Spurrier, my heart and the collective heart of Gamecock nation will last that long?
Congratulations to the six players named.