USC held its second day of fall camp Wednesday, and like Tuesday, the Gamecocks worked out in helmets and shorts. They will be off the field on Thursday and will go thru lifting and film study. Friday they return to practice for the first of two days in shells. After an off day Sunday, the first practice in full pads will be Monday. There were no media interviews with players or coaches Wednesday. Thursday the coordinators and selected offensive players are to do Zoom sessions with the media.
A pair of roster moves were announced on Wednesday. Redshirt freshman wide receiver Tyquan Johnson is no longer with the team, while true freshman Carson Galloway has joined the squad. Galloway is a 6-1, 198-pound freshman deep snapper from Wren. He will wear number 49.
Here are post-practice quotes from Will Muschamp provided by USC:
“Installation-wise, like I said before, we’re further ahead than we’ve ever been because of the time we were allowed with our players in July and August. I saw a lot of retention today from day one. I saw a lot of corrections that had been made. I’m really pleased with the explosive plays offensively today, We had a lot of what we would call ‘deny the ball’ third-down defense and when there was a lot of man coverage and (the offense) won in man coverage, and that was very pleasing to see. The receivers hit a bunch of big plays today. It’s great for the offense, but defensively we’ve got to eliminate that, but we have been good at getting our hands on the ball and being disruptive on the ball as far as turnovers are concerned in the last two days. But what I really took from today was the explosive plays, which was very pleasing to see. You have to win in one-on-one coverage in this league and that’s the number one quality they look for in the NFL. In our league, you’re going to face a lot of man coverage and you’ve got to win one-on-one. I saw that today for the first time in a while across the board at the receiver position.”
After Wednesday’s practice, USC Assistant AD for Athletics Communications Steve Fink conducted interviews with quarterback Collin Hill and cornerback Jaycee Horn.