April 16, 2007

Spring superlatives

Analysis and commentary by Keith Allsep.

With spring practice now concluded, it is time to take a look at the players that stood out or disappointed, the players that made the most improvement, and take a look at what areas need the most attention in fall camp if the 2007 Gamecocks are to challenge for the SEC Eastern Division title.

Spring MVP's

Eric Norwood and Cory Boyd.

Without a doubt, the player that caused the Gamecock defense the most problems this spring was defensive end Eric Norwood. The 6-foot-1, 264-pound sophomore wreaked havoc in every scrimmage situation and elevated his level of play to become an every down player on the defensive line. After earning several freshman All-American honors, Norwood appears poised to have a big sophomore campaign, not only as a pass rushing specialist, but also as a run-stopper.

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