New York Post picks Gamecocks to win national title

The New York Post picks South Carolina to win the 2011 BCS Championship. / FILE

COLUMBIA (WACH) -- The Gamecocks are getting some national love.

In Sunday's edition, The New York Post picks South Carolina to win the 2011 BCS Championship. Writer Lenn Robbins says "With Spurrier's smooth Southern charm and dazzling resume as a college coach (he led Florida to the 1996 national championship) and player (he won the Heisman Trophy in 1966), landing some of the nation's best talent, and his sixth sense for play calling, the Gamecocks are ready to make history."

The hype from The Post comes one season after the Gamecocks won the SEC Eastern Division for the first time since joining the conference 1992.

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier said earlier this month that he thinks the Gamecocks finally have the pieces in place to compete for the Southeastern Conference championship.

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The Gamecocks kickoff the 2011 season this Saturday in Charlotte against East Carolina at 7 p.m.. You can check out the Gamecocks entire schedule here.

Read the complete New York Post article here.

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