It’s South Carolina Week

Ole Miss is one of the most underwhelming 5-3 football teams these eyes have ever seen thanks to a defense that ranks near the bottom of every major category and an offense that can’t seem to get it done against SEC competition.

That’s why it’s very difficult for me to forecast a win over the next four games.

Ordinarily, at 5-3, I’d look over these next four games with dreams of seven, eight or even nine wins and a decent bowl game, but the Rebs haven’t done anything to make me believe that possible this season (obviously the bowl game is a non-starter anyway).

Jake Bentley, who has struggled mightily at quarterback for South Carolina under the always offensively challenged Will Muschamp is destined to turn it all around this weekend. And the same can probably be said for each of the offenses that await.

The Gamecocks are 4-3 (3-3 SEC) with wins over Vanderbilt, Missouri, a narrow win over Tennessee and a narrow loss to Texas A&M. That’s good enough to cause me to fear some serious wreckage in Oxford on Saturday.

Happy Monday.