#12 ranked South Carolina will take on #2 LSU this weekend in sloppy conditions at Tiger Stadium. Weather will definitely be a factor as Tropical Storm #10 (likely to be a named storm by gametime) will be moving across southern Louisiana on Saturday. LSU played in rainy weather at Miss St. and should have the advantage playing at home.
QB Matt Flynn is still nursing a sore ankle, but he is expected to play. The Tigers, however, will be without senior WR Early Doucet and starting DT Charles Alexander was lost for the season with a knee injury. LSU should be fine at both positions due to quality depth and experienced backups.
The "Old Ball Coach" is a rumored candidate to replace Les Miles, if/when Miles heads north to Michigan. Spurrier may be looking to impress LSU fans and a good showing this weekend by the Gamecocks could leave that lasting impression if LSU is looking for a new coach. With LSU's defense, however, it will be hard to move the ball and South Carolina will have to be creative and force turnovers, if they are to have a chance.