College Football Countdown: 3 Days Until South Carolina Gamecocks Kickoff

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Oh boy...the beginning of South Carolina's 2012 football season is just 3 days until kickoff.

3 is the rank of South Carolina's total defense last season in the SEC.  It's also South Carolina's total defense rank in the country. 

The Gamecocks finished just behind LSU and Alabama. 

Carolina only allowed 267.7 yards per game. 

This year's defense will be without several key players from last season, but they do return some key players and have quality depth to replace the others.

Get more great South Carolina sports analysis over at Leftover Hot Dog.