The University of South Carolina Gamecock football squad conducted its eighth practice of the spring at the Bluff Road practice fields Thursday afternoon. That means they have offically passed the halfway point of spring practice. The team will workout seven more times, including the Garnet and Black game on April 10th.
Steve Spurrier talks after Thursday’s practice
“We had a decent practice today,” said head coach Steve Spurrier following the workout. “Stephen Garciathrew the ball the best he’s thrown it all spring today, so that’s encouraging. Connor Shaw had a good practice. The receivers caught about everything. Weslye Saunders caught a few passes. So it was an encouraging day for us.”
“The defense looked good too,” continued the Head Ball Coach. “They were quick. They were tough to throw on down here around the goal line.”
Alshon Jeffery missed practice on Thursday. “Alshon had another academic issue. He had to miss practice. Hewas in study hall today. He’ll be back tomorrow and Saturday.”
“We’re a little encouraged with some things that happened,” Coach Spurrier reiterated. “Again, this is not our real team. This is who’s available to practice right now.”
The Gamecocks will practice again on Saturday when they move into Williams-Brice Stadium for their second scrimmage of the spring. The practice session is expected to begin around 10 a.m. with the scrimmage starting closer to 11.
**From USC SID**