Sure, the Gamecocks haven't had the most successful start to the SEC season (with two close losses and a tough trip to LSU looming), but there's a noticeable difference in the leadership at Carolina.
Frank Martin understands how to sell his program--by explaining who he is and what he wants to accomplish, by addressing every question about the team fairly and without disdain, by giving his players all the credit and taking the blame himself for any shortcomings. Instead of talking down to broadcasters and reporters, Martin turns each media event into a clinic--when you walk out, you understand a little more about Martin's coaching style, about the Gamecocks' strategy, and about his goals for this year's team. It's a huge difference from the Darrin Horn years.
For all of his intensity on the bench, Martin's showing incredible patience as he coaches the Gamecocks into 2013. An example--listen as Martin talked about his team's attitude following the 0-2 start to the SEC season.