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South Carolina's 4-2-5 Defense

The Gamecocks defense is sporting a new look:

Based on how the scrimmages have unfolded, you can expect the Gamecocks to play the new-fangled defense a lot. Ellis Johnson has been coaching for a long time and he understands that speed wins in the SEC. The defense essentially puts another safety on the field. In USC’s case, that would be Chris Culliver once Darian Stewart returns from his heel injury. The 4-2-5 defense is also the best option for defending the spread option offense, which is becoming more and more popular across the country. When Auburn’s Tommy Tuberville hires a spread option guru to become his new offensive coordinator, you have to sit up and take notice.

Don't know how much we'll see it, though, considering we don't run the spread option. More on the defense here.