USC went through its first practice of the fall camp Tuesday night. A big crowd of Gamecock fans showed up to watch the team’s first workout of the preseason. The players were just in shorts and T-shirts but Steve Spurrier apparently saw some things he liked.
AUDIO: Spurrier on practice (2:09)
From an injury standpoint Spurrier announced that freshman linebacker Matt Coffee will redshirt this season. He is recovering from a knee injury he suffered in high school. Defensive backs Chris Culliver and Akeem Auguste didn’t practice Tuesday but both are expected back soon.
The Gamecocks will return to the Bluff Road practice fields on Wednesday with practice scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. That practice and all practices through the remainder of the week will be open to the public.