The Official SEC 2003 SC Preview
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GamecockSports.com
Posted Jul 24, 2003


The rest of the conference doesn't know us as well as we know ourselves naturally. As a matter of fact when they look this way this is basically what they will see. Little wonder that none of the other schools' fans are giving us much of a chance this year. Does this Gamecock football team have a surprise in store for the rest of the league this year? ...

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA "GAMECOCKS"

QUICK FACTS

Location: Columbia, S.C.
Founded: 1801
Enrollment: 23,700
Stadium: Williams-Brice (80,250)
President: Dr. Andrew Sorensen (Illinois, '59)
Faculty Representative: Dr. Russ Pate (Springfield College, '68)
Athletics Director: Dr. Mike McGee (Duke, '60)
Head Football Coach: Lou Holtz (Kent State, '59)
Off. / Def. Systems: Multiple / Multiple
All-Time Record: 490-493-44 (.499)
SEC Championships: 0
Bowl App. / Record: 11 / 3-8 (.273)


2002 IN REVIEW

2002 Record: 5-7 (3-3 H, 2-4 A)
SEC Record/Finish: 3-5 (1-3 H, 2-2 A) / 4th Eastern
Bowl: None
National Ranking: N/A
Home Attendance: 492,828 (82,138)

SEC/NCAA Statistical Rankings
Total Offense: 318.8 (11th - SEC / 103rd - NCAA)
Rushing Offense: 167.1 (6th - SEC / 45th - NCAA)
Passing Offense: 151.8 (10th - SEC / 103rd - NCAA)
Scoring Offense: 18.8 (11th - SEC / 107th - NCAA)
Total Defense: 351.4 (10th - SEC / 45th - NCAA)
Rushing Defense: 164.5 (9th - SEC / 71st - NCAA)
Pass Efficiency Defense: 123.0 (10th - SEC / 67th - NCAA)
Scoring Defense: 21.8 (8th - SEC / 34th - NCAA)
Turnover Margin: -5 (9th - SEC / T76th - NCAA)


2002 RESULTS
(5-7 Overall * 3-5 SEC)

Aug. 31     NEW MEXICO STATE             83,717    W 34-24
Sept. 7     at Virginia (ESPN)           60,171    L 21-34
Sept. 14    GEORGIA (CBS) [9/10]         84,227    L 7-13
Sept. 21    TEMPLE                       81,409    W 42-21
Sept. 28    at Vanderbilt                34,406    W 20-14
Oct. 5      MISSISSIPPI STATE [HC]       80,250    W 34-10
Oct. 12     at Kentucky (ESPN2)          70,547    W 16-12
Oct. 19     at LSU (ESPN2) [14/12]       91,340    L 14-38
Nov. 2      TENNESSEE(CBS) [25/--]       83,918    L 10-18
Nov. 9      ARKANSAS (JP)                79,307    L 0-23
Nov. 16     at Florida (ESPN) [20/14]    85,222    L 7-28
Nov. 23     at Clemson (ESPN)            84,000    L 20-27
* - Little Rock, Ark.


2002 STATISTICAL LEADERS

RUSHING             G  ATT   YDS  AVG    PG   TD
  Corey Jenkins    12  160   656  4.1   54.7   4
  Andrew Pinnock   12  124   563  4.5   46.9   5
* Kenny Irons       9   47   201  4.3   22.3   0
* D. Pinkins       10   54   189  3.5   18.9   0
  South Carolina   12  477  2005  4.2  167.1  16
  Opponents        12  481  1974  4.1  164.5  11

PASSING             G    PE      A-C-I     PCT.  YDS.  TD   YPG
  Corey Jenkins    12  119.53  180-100-10  55.6  1334   7  111.2
* D. Pinkins       10  102.78   65-32-4    49.2   431   2   43.1
  South Carolina   12  113.40  261-140-15  53.6  1821  10  151.8
  Opponents        12  122.96  355-210-9   59.2  2243  17  186.9

RECEIVING           G  REC   YDS   AVG   RPG  TD
  Ryan Brewer      11   28   299  10.7   2.5   1
  Michael Ages     11   22   331  15.0   2.0   0
* T. Williamson    11   17   491  28.9   1.5   4
  South Carolina   12  140  1821  13.0  11.7  10
  Opponents        12  210  2243  10.7  17.5  17

PUNTING            NO   YDS  AVG   LP  BLK  IN20
  Tyeler Dean      45  1909  42.4  59   0     9
* Joey Bowers       8   272  34.0  42   0     5
  South Carolina   53  2181  41.2  59   0    14
  Opponents        54  2101  38.9  64   0    19

KO RETURNS         NO  YDS   AVG  TD  LP
  Ryan Brewer      11  243  22.1   0  48
* M. Thomas         8  212  26.5   1  95
  South Carolina   43  844  19.6   1  95
  Opponents        34  870  25.6   0  39

PUNT RETURNS       NO   YDS  AVG  TD  LP
  R. Brewer         9    67  7.4   0  16
  South Carolina   15    64  4.3   0  16
  Opponents        22   158  7.2   0  44

TACKLES            TOTAL        TFL        SACKS    INT  FC-FR
  Jonathan Martin  122 (93-29)  7.5 (-29)  2 (-17)   1    4-3
  Rashad Faison     93 (64-29)    0        0         0    0-0
* Lance Laury       90 (55-35)    4 (-6)   0         0    0-0
* J. Garrison       88 (55-33)    6 (-27)  3 (-17)   0    1-1
* - Returning Player


TEAM INFORMATION

LETTERMEN
Returning: 32 (14 Offense, 16 Defense, 2 Specialists)
Lost: 24 (11 Offense, 10 Defense, 3 Specialists)

STARTERS RETURNING -- 10
Offense (3):
LT Travelle Wharton (6-4, 310, Sr.)
TE Hart Turner (6-5, 247, Sr.)
WR Troy Williamson (6-2, 200, So.)
Defense (6):
DE George Gause (6-5, 265, Jr.)
DE Moe Thompson (6-4, 280, So.)
LB Lance Laury (6-2, 230, So.)
LB Jeremiah Garrison (6-1, 233, Sr.)
CB Dunta Robinson (6-0, 185, Jr.)
CB Deadre' Eiland (6-0, 210, Sr.)
Specialists (1):
PK Daniel Weaver (6-1, 205, Sr.)

STARTERS LOST -- 13
Offense (8):
LG Cedric Williams (6-3, 300, Sr.)
C C.J. Frye (6-3, 315, Sr.)
RG Shane Hall (6-6, 300, Sr.)
RT Watts Sanderson (6-6, 300, Sr.)
FB Andrew Pinnock (6-0, 255, Sr.)
WR Ryan Brewer (5-10, 215, Sr.)
WR Michael Ages (6-0, 180, Sr.)
QB Corey Jenkins (6-2, 225, Sr.)
Defense (4):
NT Langston Moore (6-2, 290, Sr.)
S Rashad Faison (5-9, 198, Sr.)
S Jonathan Martin (5-11, 215, Sr.)
LB Jermaine Lemon (6-0, 225, Sr.)
Specialists (1):
P Tyeler Dean (5-10, 195, Sr.)

NOTE: Specialists include punter and placekicker only.


2003 SCHEDULE

Aug. 30     LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE     COLUMBIA
Sept. 6     VIRGINIA                COLUMBIA
Sept. 13    Georgia                 Athens
Sept. 20    UAB                     COLUMBIA
Sept. 27    Tennessee               Knoxville
Oct. 11     KENTUCKY                COLUMBIA
Oct. 18     LSU                     COLUMBIA
Oct. 25     VANDERBILT              COLUMBIA
Nov. 1      Ole Miss                Oxford
Nov. 8      Arkansas                Little Rock
Nov. 15     FLORIDA                 COLUMBIA
Nov. 22     CLEMSON                 COLUMBIA


COACH LOU HOLTZ

Alma Mater: Kent State (1959)
Coaching Experience: Iowa Assistant Coach 1960; William & Mary Assistant Coach 1961-63; Connecticut Assistant Coach 1964-65; Ohio State Assistant Coach 1968; William & Mary Head Coach 1969-71; N.C. State Head Coach 1972-75; N.Y. Jets Head Coach 1976; Arkansas Head Coach 1977-83; Minnesota Head Coach 1984-85; Notre Dame Head Coach 1986-96; South Carolina Head Coach 1999-Present.

HOLTZ YEAR-BY-YEAR

Year   School          Conf.   Pct.    All     Pct.   Bowl
1969   William & Mary   2-2    .500    3-7     .300
1970   William & Mary   3-1    .750    5-7     .417   Tangerine
1971   William & Mary   4-1    .800    5-6     .455
1972   N.C. State       4-1-1  .750    8-3-1   .708   Peach
1973   N.C. State       6-0   1.000    9-3     .750   Liberty
1974   N.C. State       4-2    .667    9-2-1   .792   Bluebonnet
1975   N.C. State       2-2-1  .500    7-4-1   .625   Peach
1976   N.Y. Jets        3-11   .214
1977   Arkansas         7-1    .875   11-1     .917   Orange
1978   Arkansas         6-2    .750    9-2-1   .792   Fiesta
1979   Arkansas         7-1    .875   10-2     .833   Sugar
1980   Arkansas         3-5    .375    7-5     .583   Hall of Fame
1981   Arkansas         5-3    .625    8-4     .667   Gator
1982   Arkansas         5-2-1  .688    9-2-1   .792   Bluebonnet
1983   Arkansas         4-4    .500    6-5     .545
1984   Minnesota        3-6    .333    4-7     .364
1985   Minnesota        4-4    .500    7-5     .583   Independence*
1986   Notre Dame                      5-6     .455
1987   Notre Dame                      8-4     .667   Cotton
1988   Notre Dame                     12-0    1.000   Fiesta
1989   Notre Dame                     12-1     .923   Orange
1990   Notre Dame                      9-3     .750   Orange
1991   Notre Dame                     10-3     .769   Sugar
1992   Notre Dame                     10-1-1   .875   Cotton
1993   Notre Dame                     11-1     .917   Cotton
1994   Notre Dame                      6-5-1   .542   Fiesta
1995   Notre Dame                      9-3     .750   Orange
1996   Notre Dame                      8-3     .727
1999   South Carolina   0-8    .000    0-11    .000
2000   South Carolina   5-3    .625    8-4     .667   Outback
2001   South Carolina   5-3    .625    9-3     .750   Outback
2002   South Carolina   3-5    .375    5-7     .417
TOTALS                 82-56-3 .592  238-120-7 .662   31 Years
S.C. Record            13-19   .406   22-25    .468   4 Years
Bowl Record 12-8-2 (.591) / * - Did not coach in bowl game


GAMECOCK ASSISTANT COACHES

Skip Holtz (Notre Dame, 1986) - Asst. Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator
Jappy Oliver (Purdue, 1978) - Defensive Ends
Dave Roberts (Western Carolina, 1969) - Running Backs/Recruiting Coordinator
Chris Cosh (Virginia Tech, 1982) - Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
Todd Fitch (Ohio Wesleyan, 1986) - Quarterbacks
Dave DeGuglielmo (Boston Univ., 1990) - Offensive Line
Charlie Williams (Colorado State, 1982) - Wide Receivers
John Gutekunst (Duke 1966) - Defensive Backs
Paul Lounsberry (Simpson College, 1973) - Defensive Tackles


TOP RETURNEES

OT TRAVELLE WHARTON * 6-4, 310, Sr., Fountain Inn, S.C.
All-America candidate ... Three-year starter who should be one of the top offensive tackles in the country ... Named Freshman All-America in 2000 ... Received a Winner's Certificate in 2000, 2001 and 2002.



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