Columbia, S.C. - • South Carolina's football team had a walk through Thursday morning at the…
South Carolina Preseason Football Practice Report
Defensive coordinator Rick Minter opened his comments to the media by saying "that our thoughts and prayers go out to those families who have been hit hard by the hurricane." Minter went on to say, "Coach Holtz loves his family, and wanted to get to Orlando and check on his wife. He probably should have left earlier today, but he did not want to miss one minute of our afternoon practice." ... "We're looking forward to getting "in the big house" and scrimmaging tomorrow (Sunday)," continued Minter. "Defensively, we don't plan to hold back on anything. It should give us a good look at who can perform when the heat is on; who are playmakers are, and who we can count on. It also should allow us to identify some depth. "
Injury report - C Fran Person was withheld from contact while still recovering from a concussion; DT Eric Stroman is out with a foot sprain; DL Marque Hall is out with a knee sprain; Ol Gurminder Thind is limited with a pinched nerve in his neck ... Sophomore quarterback Syvelle Newton missed Friday's practices so he could attend the funeral of his aunt. He returned to Columbia midway through Saturday afternoon's workout.
The team will have a church service Sunday morning at Williams-Brice Stadium. That will be followed by a kicking scrimmage. The first scrimmage of preseason will be held in the afternoon at the stadium. It is a closed scrimmage.
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