Practice Update: Davis Back on the Scene

With only a week before before the official start to the season, South Carolina was working hard at the Bluff Road practice fields once again. Running back Mike Davis was back on the scene, while one other Gamecock wasn’t as lucky, and Coach Ward talks about impressive freshman that could possibly see some playing time.

Running back Mike Davis was back at it on Thursday, but offensive lineman Cody Waldrop remained on the sidelines with a sore oblique muscle. However, offensive line coach Shawn Elliott reports Waldrop will be back on Saturday morning.

“When Cody gets back, Cody will go to right guard and get some reps there. Will Sport has done a really good job,” continued Elliott.

With Waldrop on the injured list, Will Sport has stepped into playing right guard, with Clayton Stadnik at center.

“He’s had as good of camp as anybody we’ve had up front for us. He was in the mix to play the center position. Will could probably start at center for us. He’s had a really good camp. He’s come a long way, one of the more improved players we’ve had since spring. He’s carried it on this summer and into fall camp. I’m pleased with him.”

On the defense, Lorenzo Ward notes it’s all about getting the team on the same page as to what will go down next Thursday.

“We started preparing for A&M about four days ago, so we’ve shown them just about 98 percent of the stuff that they do and we’re getting familiar with it.”

Coach Ward may be a little skeptical about the play of his team, but one thing is for sure. He was very impressed with Bryson Allen-Williams and other freshman on the squad. He went on to note there are a lot of younger guys that have really stepped up and are ready to play.

I would say you could expect to see some action from those younger guys on the roster this season.

The Gamecocks will take Friday off but will be back at it on Saturday, preparing for the Aggies.

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