Story by Matt Smith
South Carolina head football coach Will Muschamp addressed the media Tuesday ahead of the final stop in the Spurs Up Tour and touched on a variety of topics. Muschamp was quick to highlight the competitive depth he believes his defense has established due to some young players seeing significant playing time last season. He rattled off a long list of players including veteran defensive linemen Javon Kinlaw, Keir Thomas and Kobe Smith that he thinks will lead to improved play from the front seven.
Standing within sight of the Ravenel bridge connecting Charleston to Mount Pleasant, Muschamp updated the status of Wando product OrTre Smith, “OrTre has been cleared. He’s doing everything. Really pleased with his rehab and how that’s gone.”
A topic this offseason amidst the Spurs Up Tour has been finding the keys to unlocking a productive running game. Muschamp put the responsibility on his running backs to improve, “The bottom line is against good people, we have not made that guy miss, we haven’t run through contact consistently well, I think we have capable guys, we just haven’t done it. A lot of times, we’ve got the box blocked and we’ve got to be able to gain more yards in those situations.”