Since I last posted, I have gone back and watched two games from last year. The UCF game, where Dylan came in for an injured Shaw, and the Missouri game where an injured Shaw came in for an ineffective Dylan. In the UCF game, he didn't look very good in the beginning. In the second half SOS changed the strategy and went with a power running attack. That eventually opened up a little bit of a passing game. Thompson did make a few good throws, but nothing impressive. Most Gamecock fans came away from that game thinking the season was over. We almost lost to a team even the announcers were putting down. No one knew they would go undefeated and win a BCS bowl. The Missouri game was Shaw's magnum opus. Injured knee and flu symptoms, including throwing up prior to the game. It wasn't just his performance, he had an effect on everyone playing. WR's that dropped passes earlier, suddenly were making clutch catches. Even the defense seemed to step it up. I sort of wonder if players considered 'injury prone' are just players that play with a certain abandon, with no regard for their physical well being. I've always felt that way about Percy Harvin. Anyway, last year the biggest concern for Gamecock fans was the LB position, which is considered a strength this year. CB is probably this years biggest concern. Lorenzo Ward apparently went to Texas to spend time with Charlie and learn about the 3-4, since we actually have big depth at LB. But honestly, the success or failure of next season is all on the shoulders of Thompson. Only game where he was truly impressive was the 2012 Clemson game. He carved up the secondary with 300+ yards, but that was with little pressure. As good as everyone thinks the OL is this year, they're way better at run blocking than pass protection. Should be an interesting year, and I'm looking forward to seeing the UF offense under Roper.