There weren't a ton of big stories out of the South Carolina Gamecocks' practice today, but one player looks to be moving up and another is on the road to recovery.
On the D
Steve Spurrier gave the defense some high marks today, especially the pass rush and specifically Darius English. English is slotted on the third string behind Marquavius Lewis and Cedrick Cooper, but a few more strong performances could move him past Cooper. Lewis should have a good handle on the starting spot across the way from Gerald Dixon at the other end.
Speaking of Dixon...
Who's hurt, and who's not
Will Sport (shoulder) fully practiced. Antoine Wilder (knee sprain) on crutches.— David Cloninger (@DCTheState) August 13, 2015
Also, DE Gerald Dixon was running today and optimistic that he'll be back for season. "Pretty healed. Waiting to get cleared," he said.— David Caraviello (@dcaraviello) August 13, 2015
Good news for the o-line and d-line, and hopefully not so bad news for one of the team's incoming backfielders. Wilder might be redshirted anyway, but it would be ideal for him to get as much time in on the practice field as possible.
Oh, by the way...
Steve Spurrier not believing it that anyone could have taken yesterday's "rant" as being serious. Huge grin as he golf carts off.— Wes Mitchell (@WesMitchellGC) August 13, 2015
Going to be a veeeery awkward postgame press conference with the AJC when the Gamecocks pay a visit to the Georgia Bulldogs next month.
Finally, THREE WEEKS TILL FOOTBALL.