Muschamp unfazed by poll putting Gamecocks in cellar

uscfoot-muschampSouth Carolina football coach Will Muschamp has high hopes for his first season at the helm of the Gamecocks, but it appears the rest of the SEC isn’t quite so optimistic.

South Carolina was picked to finish dead last in the SEC Eastern Division in the SEC Media Days Poll on Thursday. The Gamecocks received 800 total points in the media poll, behind Sept. 1 season-opening opponent Vanderbilt (810) and Missouri (807).

“I think we’ve got some very talented players in those unknowns.  I’m excited about the work ethic and buy-in and all it takes to be successful.  I’m extremely excited about it,” Muschamp said Thursday at the Winfrey Hotel in Hoover, AL. “There is no three-year plan, five-year plan.  They plan to win now.  Okay?  That’s my mentality.”

Tennessee (2167) was picked to win the division ahead of Florida (1891), Georgia (1860) and Kentucky (933).

Defending national champion Alabama was chosen to win the SEC West and the overall title, ahead of LSU and Tennessee.

Photo courtesy of USC Athletics

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