Coming off a bye week after a promising victory over Vanderbilt, interim head coach Shawn Elliot held his first weekly press conference with the media this afternoon. Along with Coach Elliot, Pery Orth, Elliot Fry, Brandon Wilds and Bryson Allen-Williams sat down to answer some questions as well.
Here's a review of some talking points from Elliot's media session today:
"We had a good bye week last week. Preparation, we had the opportunity to get go back and get some younger guys some reps. We experimented with some new formations, some wrinkles."
On the team's bye week and a return to normalcy:
Elliott: "It was fly by the seat of your pants the week before. Now there's normalcy."— David Cloninger (@DCTheState) October 27, 2015
Shawn Elliott: "Had a good bye week, an opportunity to get some younger guys some reps."— David Cloninger (@DCTheState) October 27, 2015
Shawn Elliott said they thought the staff did a good job spreading the message of what South Carolina has to offer in recruiting last week.— TheBigSpur.com (@TheBigSpur247) October 27, 2015
On his transition as interim head coach:
"It's still moving real fast to tell you the truth. (Last) week not having a game here, this past Saturday, was a nice break."
Shawn Elliott says they're trying to add some new wrinkles and attack teams differently.— TheBigSpur.com (@TheBigSpur247) October 27, 2015
Has Tanner set a formal interview with Elliott? "I'd say this is a pretty formal interview. I'm being interviewed every day,"— GamecockCentral.com (@GamecockCentral) October 27, 2015
On the team's quarterback situation:
"We are stable with Perry... We think our team has kind of fallen in place behind him and they know what to expect from him. We are pleased with that."
Elliott won't say whether or not Mitch and Nunez will get snaps. "That will be played out in the course of the game."— GamecockCentral.com (@GamecockCentral) October 27, 2015
On Texas A&M's athleticism and defense:
Thinking of ways to slow down Texas A&M DE Myles Garret:
"I don't know if you stop a guy like that. You certainly can't take seven step drops and get us in 3rd down situations and let him rush the passer."
Elliott: Orth has been steady and stable. What A&M does on defense will test him. "No third-and-longs."— David Cloninger (@DCTheState) October 27, 2015
"We will have to sit back there and count on our offensive line to do a great job."
Elliott: Deebo Samuel remains out with that hamstring. Other than him, USC very healthy.
— David Cloninger (@DCTheState) October 27, 2015
To catch Elliot's full press conference along with remarks from today's available players click here.