Dear Editor:

I too graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1980. I have watched a lot of Gamecock football.

Bottom line: I believe your football prediction is overly optimistic.

USC lost six starters on defense – all the linebackers – and most of those lost starters are playing on Sundays.

Anyway I predict the Gamecocks will go 7-5, and Clemson runs the table at 12-0.

-Denny Knight


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Um, I didn’t graduate from USC in 1980. I graduated in 1997. And as for my 2013 prediction, I have yet to make one. As loyal FITS fans (and a few lucky gamblers) know I predict the outcome of each University of South Carolina and Clemson football game over on my Twitter page – occasionally with accompanying articles here on FITS. As to your main point, though, I agree USC has depth issues on both sides of the ball – although I believe the key anchors (Jadaveon Clowney and Connor Shaw/ Dylan Thompson) are there. My biggest concern is actually the loss of punt returner extraordinaire Ace Sanders.

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