On any potential advantage Al Harris, Jr. might have because of his dad:
He's been fortunate to maybe see a little bit more football than [Chris Lammons and Wesley Green] and maybe talk a little bit more scheme than some of those guys .. there may have been a little advantage, but I don't think it's anything major enough to stop one of those other guys from beating him out to get on the field first or anything.
Brown added that all three have been taking first-team reps.
On whether one of the true freshman cornerbacks will start:
It's definitely possible. We recruited those guys to come in and start. If they're playing at a high level, one of them may get a chance to start. Maybe two of them get a chance to start. It's about whoever's playing the best. My answer to that won't change all year. Whoever is playing the best, those are the guys who will start the game. And a lot of times it's not about who starts the game but who finishes the game.
On whether he plans to keep Brison Williams at cornerback:
Oh, of course. Until we can get those other guys grown up, he is going to definitely be a corner.
On the progress of the true freshman cornerbacks:
I think they're getting better ... They put themselves in a situation where they get beat on deep balls. They have to understand this is a different league. When we can get that across to them, we'll be better.
Darius English, Devin Washington, and Ali Groves were held out of practice with minor hamstring injuries.
Skai Moore tells media post-practice he feels even more knowledgeable and confident in the defense now as a sophomore. #Gamecocks— Gamecock Athletics (@GamecocksOnline) August 6, 2014
Lorenzo Ward said after practice tonight the defense is 85% installed & he's been impressed w/ player retention of scheme so far.— Michael Haney (@Haney1075) August 6, 2014
USC RB David Williams injured a knee in practice tonight. Injury was said to not be serious.— SportsTalk (@sportstalksc) August 6, 2014
Ward said Oklahoma drill isn't normally done in fall camp but Spurrier wanted to practice "being a little tougher."— Michael Haney (@Haney1075) August 6, 2014
Ward: "We're gonna make sure we practice toughness and sometimes you gotta change things up to do that."— Michael Haney (@Haney1075) August 6, 2014
Adams: "It set the tempo and the tone for practice. We got after it early. It was good to see."— Michael Haney (@Haney1075) August 6, 2014