Posted by Josh Kendall on March 24, 2015
Pharoh Cooper, Deebo Samuel and Chris Lammons are taking most of the punts so far this spring. Cooper returned 14 of the 19 punts South Carolina returned in 2014, but Samuel gives them an option if they get nervous having their best (and already most-worked) offensive player returning punts.
Linebackers coach Kirk Botkin has been the most vocal of the defensive coaches in the open practices. There’s plenty of pressure on the linebacker this year. Skai Moore and Jonathan Walton showed a lot of promise toward the end of last season. If the defensive line is improved, there will be no excuse for Moore and Walton not having big years.
At times during spring practice, it has felt like there are almost as many former Gamecocks watching practice as they are current Gamecocks participating. Tuesday, linebacker Kaiwan Lewis, Marcquis Roberts, wide receiver K.J. Brent and defensive end Mason Harris – all of whom decided to transfer at the end of the year – watched large chunks of practice. It’s rare to see one player who has left a program early back on the sideline, much less four. (Cornerback Victor Hampton and safety Brison Williams, who exhausted their eligibility before leaving, also came out Tuesday.)
Posted by JOSH KENDALL on March 21, 2015
The South Carolina Gamecocks have wrapped up their first week of spring football practice. Here are a few observations from the week.
Posted by JOSH KENDALL on March 17, 2015
After one practice, Connor Mitch’s spot atop the quarterback depth chart was unchallenged.
Posted by JOSH KENDALL on March 15, 2015
Quarterbacks will dominate many of the words written during South Carolina’s spring practice. Today, though, we’re going to look at five other positions that are worth some attention.
Posted by JOSH KENDALL on March 13, 2015
The last time South Carolina was coming off a 7-6 season and wondering what the future might hold, Marcus Lattimore loomed past the horizon and shined a comforting glow on spring practice in 2010.
Posted on February 19, 2015
Miss our chat Friday with GoGamecocks' Josh Kendall? Read it here.