Our Top 10: South Carolina (5)

August 28, 2013

This might be Steve Spurrier’s best team.  His swagger at SEC Media Days was evident.  His road schedule is workable.  His defense features Jadeveon Clowney, one of the most fearsome figures in all of college football.  This could be the year. But should you buy the hype?  How much of South Carolina’s expectations are linked directly to Clowney’s legend, and are experts looking past obvious flaws because of his game-changing abilities?  Hear Ty and Dan talk with Andy Staples from SI.com about the Gamecocks’ chances in 2013:

Our Top 10: Georgia (6)

August 28, 2013

Georgia was painfully close to playing for last season’s BCS Championship.  Some scars never heal, but with an elite offense virtually intact, the Bulldogs have a great chance of achieving last year’s level of success, and potentially more. The questions, though, are real.  Georgia’s defense is rebuilt and its schedule–at least the early part of its schedule–is brutal. Can the Dawgs answer the call and finally in the SEC?  Can the Dawgs get past an opening week test on the road at Clemson?  Hear Ty and Dan talk with SI.com’s Andy Staples about Georgia’s chances in 2013.

Our Top 10: Clemson (8)

August 27, 2013

With a loaded cast of characters returning on offense, including Heisman contender Tajh Boyd, the Clemson Tigers figure to be a potential BCS contender with a little luck, better defense, and no untimely losses.  But what exactly is this team’s ceiling? Either way, this team will be tested early with a Saturday showdown in Death Valley against the Georgia Bulldogs.  Could this be the year Clemson shakes stigma that it, well, “Clemsons” away its season? Hear Ty and Dan talk with Chip Patterson from CBS Sports about Clemson’s path to prominence in 2013