2014 South Carolina GamecocksStarting OffenseQB- Fr Antonio MatthewsHB- (RS)Fr Jason ByrdFB- (RS)Jr Brandon WrightTE- Jr Jonathan PerryTE- Fr Anthony RossWR- So Michael DavisWR- (RS) Sr Ace SandersWR- Fr George GriffinLT- (RS)Sr Ryan ParrishLG- (RS)Fr Zach BrownC- (RS)Sr Tramell WilliamsRG- Fr Rob TateRT- Fr Jared TurnerK- So John HoltStarting DefenseRE- (RS)So Michael JohnsonDT- (RS)Sr Kelcy QuarlesDT- So Robert AlfordLE- (RS)Jr Tanner WashingtonROLB- (RS)SR Brandon GolsonMLB- So Ken BowenLOLB- Jr William ParksCB- Jr Joseph BookerCB- (RS)Sr Jaylen WatkinsFS- Fr John CookSS- (RS)Fr Drew ParkerP- Sr Clinton JacksonTeam BreakdownOffense- The USC offense comes into the 2014 season with very little experience and playing time returning. USC will feature eight players that are going to see their first ever game action, seven of which are freshmen. While the Gamecocks may be light on experience but they have plenty of talent. The offense will hopefully get better with each game, and each chance to play. The coaching staff is very excited about QB Antonio Matthews because of the playmaking ability that he will bring to the offense. With the departure of Marcu Lattimore somebody will have to step in and make plays when the offense needs it, and Matthews will try to be that guy. The offensive line will be a group that has to gel quickly or the season could be a failure. Three freshman will start and Senior LT Ryan Parrish will be seeing his first playing time as he has sat and watched for four years prior. TE Jonathan Perry and TE Anthony Ross could make up one of the best TE Duos in the country. They both complement each other well, with Perry being an excellent blocker and Ross being an elite pass catcher. Defense- The USC defense will have a mix of experience and youth. The Gamecocks linebackers will look to lead the USC defense, as they are all premier players, and fly around the field. The secondary will feature two veterans at CB and two young guys at S. Booker and Watkins have each seen their fair share of playing time, but Watkins will play his first game for the Gamecocks this year after transferring from Florida. FS John Cook has a lot of potential and could possibly be the best Freshman Safety in the country and he will need to grow up fast to succeed in the SEC. The last few years South Carolina's defensive line has lacked production, but they will hopefully produce more this season with a good back seven behind them. Special Teams- Sophomore Kicker John Holt returns this season after making all 21 of his field goals a year ago and winning the Lou Groza award. Holt has made a lot of improvement in the offseason and will look to build on his success last year. Senior Punter Clinton Jackson is starting his fourth year as starter and looks to be solid for the Gamecocks yet again.