A comprehensive breakdown of South Carolina's 2008 football season, with grades for each position, including coaching. Which players improved from their midterms and which regressed? Did the Gamecocks' season-ending stretch bring down the entire year? What's on tap for 2009?[details]
2007 (Junior): Junior defensive tackle who is in line to receive a medical redshirt season for the 2006 season... listed as a probable starter at defensive tackle in 2007, but could be limited this spring coming off a knee injury... arguably the top defensive lineman on the squad in 2006... started each of the first two games, making five tackles... recorded a sack in the opening-day win at Mississippi State... suffered a left knee injury in the Georgia game and underwent season-ending surgery... has played in 23 career games, making six starts.
2006 (Redshirt): Junior defensive lineman who figures as the starter at defensive tackle in 2006... coming off an exceptional spring in which he was named the Outstanding Defensive Lineman... expected to be a very productive player in the fall... has made four career starts.
2005 (Sophomore): Figured into a three-man rotation in the middle of the defensive line with Stanley Doughty and Chris Tucker... started one game, getting the nod in the Georgia contest... credited with 14 tackles... three of his tackles came behind the line of scrimmage, including one sack.
2004 (Freshman): Had a solid rookie campaign ... Appeared in nine games ... Started the final three games of the year at defensive tackle ... Was in on nine total tackles (seven solo) ... Had one tackle for loss vs. South Florida ... Made two tackles vs. Florida.