South Carolina Head Coach Will Muschamp said in his Sunday teleconference that he’s proud of the work his team did during its open week, but won’t be able to test how they truly did until Saturday against Vanderbilt.
Muschamp brought good news to the table for Gamecock fans, who will get all three injured offensive linemen back in the fold as Zack Bailey, Cory Helms and Malik Young have all been cleared to play.
One player who remains out is Deebo Samuel, who Muschamp said on his radio show last week could be back in time for the regular season finale against Clemson. Muschamp said Sunday he does not want to stir up any speculation on a Samuel return but did add that his rehab has went well. Samuel is putting full weight on his ankle, but Muschamp says he cannot run at a high rate just yet and he won’t put a player on the field at less than 100 percent.
South Carolina plays Vanderbilt, a team anchored by Ralph Webb, the Commodores’ leading rusher in school history. Muschamp said they recruited Webb when he was at Florida, but did not have the numbers to be able to sign him at running back with what they already had on the team.
To hear Will Muschamp’s Sunday teleconference with the media, click below: