South Carolina offensive coordinator Kurt Roper is not going anywhere. That’s probably worth saying this week. Roper has become the biggest target for fan ire following a sputtering offensive performance in a 23-13 loss to Kentucky last week, but he is not in the crosshairs of his boss in any way.
Call it Turn The Page Tuesday. South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp and the Gamecocks players were ready to put the Kentucky loss behind them by the time they had their weekly meeting with the media Tuesday. “We know it’s a long season,” quarterback Jake Bentley said. “This is a test for us. We talk about it all the time, ‘So What. Now What?’ That’s really going to be tested now.” It certainly is. The Gamecocks (2-1, 1-1 SEC) have to put behind them their worst performance of the season.
South Carolina is a big favorite over Louisiana Tech despite coming off an ugly loss to Kentucky. We talked with ESPN.com sports gaming writer David Purdum about the line on the game, how Las Vegas judges a bad game and what effect the loss of Deebo Samuel will have on the odds for South Carolina games. How has this line moved this week? It opened up at 10.5 at the Wynn in Las Vegas on Sunday evening. It got bet up quickly for South Carolina to minus-11, but it’s been crashing ever since.
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