Talkin' 'bout (#Gamecocks) practice pic.twitter.com/c83W4qIeje— David Caraviello (@dcaraviello) August 8, 2016
Practice. We are told that it’s important, even integral, to success on the field and our crack staff has been doing all of the
hard work necessary to bring you the deep, thoughtful, hard-hitting analysis from the practice fields. Did we actually go to practice? well, no, but WHAT ARE YOU A COP OR SOMETHING
we get to see the first scrimmage of the Will Muschamp era this Saturday, here are the five things we learned from this week’s action.
We Put on Pads!
Pads are good. Pads protect you when
getting dumptrucked by a defensive lineman playing football. You’ll remember from last week’s analysis, Coach Boom says that practice doesn’t really start until you put them on. Is that like the saying that the Masters doesn’t start until the back nine on Sunday? Nevermind. Apparently T.J. Holloman likes putting on pads, too, but Travaris Robinson doesn’t seem to think it’s a big deal, so maybe there are some communication issues with the defense.
Also, you look really weird in a football jersey when you don’t have pads on, so, good call, fellas.
Somebody scored a Touchdown!
Korey Banks scored a touchdown on Monday. It’s good to know that the players are actually allowed to score in practice. They can feel good about themselves which is good because people need to feel good about themselves. It’s also helpful in boosting overall morale. Finally, it’s good because the team can understand that the point of the game is to score more points than the other team.
WAIT IF WE PLAY EACH OTHER ALL THE TIME HOW DO THEY KNOW WHICH TEAM IS SUPPOSED TO SCORE THE POINTS?! Come on, guys...
We did something called an ‘Oklahoma’ Drill
Okay, now seriously how is this helpful it’s just going to confuse everyone we are SOUTH CAROLINA. But seriously, we ran some drills that we hear are pretty useful for the players and they help simulate game situations and that’s good since we’re pretty sure that the guys are going to need to play several games this season. Apparently Corey Helms had a pancake, but no word on what the rest of the team had for breakfast. Sounds good though, because a nutritious breakfast is pretty essential when you’re getting lots of exercise from all that practicing.
That sucks, but it’s also probably good because we hear that sometimes it rains during football games. That typically only happens when we play Tennessee, but since we do play Tennessee this year maybe it will be helpful for our guys to be used to playing in the rain. Because it rains in Knoxville. Every. Time. Also, it made time for some EXTREMELY CLOSE interviews, which is good, because the players need to learn good interview skills.
We put up some banners!
Some of the new graphics in the new Indoor Football Facility! #Gamecocks #SpursUp #ForeverToThee pic.twitter.com/kN2jOXubqq— Gamecock Athletics (@GamecocksOnline) August 2, 2016
We’re not exactly sure what any of this has to do with football, but, it really ties the room together, don’t you think?
That’s all for this week! Stay tuned for more insight and analysis as we continue to bring you all of the news from the practice field!
Forever to Thee