South Carolina Football: What the Gamecocks' New Year's Resolutions should be

A look into what South Carolina football should be resolving this New Year

South Carolina football coach Shane Beamer
South Carolina football coach Shane Beamer / Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports
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South Carolina football fans are hoping that the calendar turning from 2023 to 2024 will allow them to move on from last season.

The Gamecocks had an inordinate amount of injuries on offense (especially on the offensive line), and the defense was poorly coached and underperformed most of the year before a formational shift late in the season.

The 5-7 record kept USC out of a bowl game for the first time in the Shane Beamer era, and what was one of the happiest fanbases in the country heading into last fall is full of discontent.

Since the season ended, some of the hostility and anxiety around Gamecock Nation has lessened with some solid efforts in recruiting and the transfer portal, but there is still work to be done in Columbia for South Carolina football to put a respectable product on the field again in 2024.

As it is January 1st, New Year's resolutions are a major topic of conversation, and many people are resolving to make changes for the better. Many of these resolutions will be forgotten or ignored after a few weeks, but for some people, making the right promises to oneself can lead to long-lasting improvements.

So, what New Year's resolutions should the Gamecocks make (and keep) so that the program's trajectory receives some much-needed positive momentum?