Of course it also helps that the Dawgs play both teams later in the season. Scouting, previewing, watching visors fly and all that. So here's the top two things I'm looking for, one for each sideline.
- How much confidence does Lattimore have in that knee? People can sing the sober praises of Connor Shaw all they want, but Marcus Lattimore is the key to this offense. He's the Ying to Clowney's Yang. If he doesn't look up to his usual beast mode self, or if he gets popped low early and has a flashback, the Gamecock season could hang in the balance. He's just that important.
- Just how many Nutty Buddy's can James Franklin sell? He wants to change the culture in NashVegas. He wants respect and he'll tantrum til he gets it. Are the hoards of Commodore fans buying in? (Evidently not literally, btw) Can the head coach's unbridled energy enthuse his team to an upset win on national television? Or is the head coach's mouth bigger than his playbook?
|Is this nutty buddy just another creamsickle? Discuss.|