COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - This year, Will Muschamp and the Gamecocks have one mantra that sticks out more than any.
Every Week A Season.
The approach to look at every week as a one-game season will certainly help the Gamecocks after a disappointing loss to Georgia last week. Now, South Carolina looks to put the setback behind them with Marshall next on the schedule.
"In the SEC, the sense of urgency is always up," Gamecocks wide receiver Bryan Edwards said. "You're playing good teams week in and week out. So to play in the SEC, the sense of urgency has to be up no matter if you're playing Georgia, no matter if you're playing anybody."
Muschamp said communication on defense and mental errors were among the reasons the Gamecocks suffered their first loss. For the Gamecocks to get back on track, those issues have to be addressed.
"We need to communicate better," said Gamecocks head coach Will Muschamp. "We need to get the call, relay the call throughout the entire defense. We work
Players believe getting back on track won't be a problem. In fact, they cite the team's leadership as one of the reasons their performance will improve in Week 3.
"I think you've got a lot of leaders on our team that have played a lot of football," Gamecocks quarterback Jake Bentley said. "A lot of guys that have played a lot of ball and know how to respond to adversity like this – guys like Donnell Stanley, Deebo, Bryan, Bryson on the other side, big (Javon) Kinlaw, T.J. – a lot of guys that are over there that understand what we need to do to get better and go back out there and get a win."
South Carolina will host Marshall at Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.