South Carolina football fans were not happy with the 2023 season.
After big expectations heading into the year, an unfortunate combination of injuries, poor play, and inconsistent coaching doomed the Gamecocks to a 2-6 start and 5-7 final record. It was the first losing season of the Shane Beamer era in Columbia, but according to one major betting outlet, it won't be the last.
FanDuel released its official offseason over/unders for the SEC's 16 teams (yes, 2024 will be the first season in which Texas and Oklahoma are part of the conference). The over/under betting win totals were not kind to the Gamecocks.
South Carolina football's over/under sits at 5.5 wins at this juncture, and if the number is accurate (especially if the under hits), Gamecock fans might riot. After the poor showing in 2023 and the coaching changes this offseason (lots of changes but not all the ones the fans wanted), Shane Beamer's honeymoon phase is over in Columbia, so a losing season could spell disaster.
You can check out the entire list of over/unders below (all totals are regular season wins only):
Texas Longhorns: 10.5 wins
Georgia Bulldogs: 10.5 wins
Ole Miss Rebels: 9.5 wins
LSU Tigers: 9.5 wins
Missouri Tigers: 9.5 wins
Alabama Crimson Tide: 9.5 wins
Tennessee Volunteers: 8.5 wins
Texas A&M Aggies: 8.5 wins
Auburn Tigers: 7.5 wins
Oklahoma Sooners: 7.5 wins
Kentucky Wildcats: 6.5 wins
Florida Gators: 5.5 wins
Arkansas Razorbacks: 5.5 wins
South Carolina Gamecocks: 5.5 wins
Mississippi State Bulldogs: 4.5 wins
Vanderbilt Commodores: 2.5 wins
The good news for Gamecock fans is that the players wearing garnet and black this season are more than talented enough to get back to a bowl game and relevancy in the SEC. Strong recruiting (both from the high school ranks and from the transfer portal) will complement a team that has a lot of returners, even if some of the most famous names are gone.