Senior D.J. Swearinger, who has started eight of the seasons nine games at free safety, may start at cornerback against Arkansas, secondary coach Grady Brown said following Tuesdays practice.
Swearinger would replace Jimmy Legree in the starting lineup. Legree struggled against Tennessee and also has a minor leg injury, according to cornerback Vic Hampton.
Its possible, Brown said of starting Swearinger. It just depends on how practice goes, just got to get the best four on the field. Thats what were trying to do.
Swearinger played some cornerback against the Volunteers, Brown said.
If he is moved, South Carolina would have a hole at free safety, and Hampton said the team has worked senior DeVonte Holloman at the position since the Tennessee game. Holloman played safety last year but has started all nine games at the spur position this year.
Kadetrix Marcus, who has missed time recently due to a head injury, is listed as Swearingers backup on the teams depth chart.
Sharrod Golightly, who is listed as Hollomans backup at spur, is questionable this week due to an undisclosed injury.
Backup cornerback Akeem Auguste remains questionable due to a groin injury. Auguste didnt play against Tennessee. This weeks cold weather has made Augustes injury more painful, Brown said.