What a schedule for South Carolina. If they can't win the East this year they'll never win it again.
Agree with the first half, not the second.
USC still may very well get to Atlanta - on a direct result of a weaker West schedule than its two primary opponents.
As for "they'll never get there again," USC has been in the hunt for the East for four years now. All you can do is keep yourself in the mix, and then let things work out in your favor. USC still shits the bed once a year, but if they can ever get that fixed, they'll be the team to beat. Hell, you can argue that they have been for a while now.