USC is back in the national rankings. For the first time since 2014, the Gamecocks are ranked by the coaches and the AP at #24. They will put that ranking on the line this Saturday at home in their SEC opener against #3 Georgia. The Bulldogs have won three in a row in a series they lead 50-18-2.
At his weekly press conference Tuesday, USC coach Will Muschamp updated a couple of personnel issues. First, DE DJ Wonnum, who suffered a sprained ankle against Coastal Carolina, did not practice today but he fully expects him to play Saturday. Also, TE KC Crosby should be fine for the game as well.
Muschamp also announced he had reinstated safety Javon Charleston to the team after meeting with him Sunday. A starter coming out of spring, Charleston was arrested this summer on assault and burglary charges. Last week he was accepted into PTI, and Muschamp said as long as he adheres to that program and other directives he has given him, he will be considered for playing time.
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