HOOVER, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference announced the full television schedule for the first three weeks of the season.
South Carolina wide receiver Damiere Byrd
The Gamecocks will take on North Carolina, as has been published on Thursday, August 29 at 6 p.m. South Carolina will face Georgia in Athens at 4:30 p.m. on ESPN. The Gamecocks will host Vanderbilt at 7 p.m. at Williams-Brice Stadium but the station has not been determined. That game will be on ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU.
The Gamecocks and Tar Heels will meet on the field for the first time since 2007, which was a 21-16 victory in Chapel Hill, N.C. South Carolina is 17-34-4 against its neighbor to the north all-time. The teams are also scheduled to meet in on September 5, 2016 in Charlotte.
The border battle against Georgia the second week of the season will go a long way to determining the SEC East champion. The Gamecocks have won three straight in the rivalry and four of the last six.
The Commodores had a resurgence last season but the Gamecocks were able to beat the Eastern Division foe the opening weekend of the season.
Preseason depth chart
WR: Damiere Byrd OR Shaq Roland/Shamier Jeffery
WR: Bruce Ellington/K.J. Brent/Jody Fuller
WR: Nick Jones/Kwinton Smith/David Wilkins
LT: Corey Robinson/Mason Zandi/Mike Matulis
LG: A.J. Cann/Brock Stadnik
C: Cody Waldrop/Clayton Stadnik
RG: Ronald Patrick/Will Sport/D.J. Park
RT: Brandon Shell/Cody Gibson
TE: Rory Anderson/Jerell Adams/Drew Owens
QB: Connor Shaw/Dylan Thompson/Brendan Nosovitch/Connor Mitch/Perry Orth
FB: Connor McLaurin
TB: Mike Davis OR Brandon Wilds/Kendric Salley/Shon Carson
DE: Chaz Sutton/Mason Harris/Gerald Dixon
DT: J.T. Surratt OR Gerald Dixon Jr./Deon Green
DT: Kelcy Quarles/Phillip Dukes
DE: Jadeveon Clowney/Darius English
MLB: Kaiwan Lewis/T.J. Holloman
WLB: Cedrick Cooper/Marquis Roberts/Kelvin Rainey
SPUR: Sharrod Golightly/Jordan Diggs
CB: Victor Hampton/Ahmad Christian/Sidney Rhodes
SS: Brison Williams/Chaz Elder/Kyle Fleetwood
FS: Kadetrix Marcus/T.J. Gurley/Chris Moody
CB: Jimmy Legree/Rico McWilliams/Ronnie Martin
KO: Landon Ard/Nick St. Germain
PK: Landon Ard/Nick St. Germain
P: Tyler Hull/Patrick Fish
KR: Bruce Ellington/Damiere Byrd
PR: Victor Hampton/Bruce Ellington
LS: Coleman Harley/Ryland Culbertson
H: Patrick Fish