An opposing team's coach sizes up the Gamecocks
"Even when they were 0-11 [in 1999], they played good defense. [Defensive coordinator] Charlie Strong has done one of the best jobs in the country. He takes offenses out of what they want to do, and on third down he puts in great blitzes and coverage changes.... Derek Watson is a talented running back, and quarterback Phil Petty improved every game. [Backup quarterback] Dondrial Pinkins didn't have a good grasp of the offense, but he's so talented. He'll play."