Will Muschamp put his USC Gamecocks through a two hour practice session Thursday morning as the Gamecocks returned to work after a day of lifting and film study. The practices continue Friday and Saturday with the Gamecocks set for their first fall scrimmage on Saturday. Muschamp issued a statement about Thursday’s work following practice.
“We worked on a lot of situations today – one minute to win the game with a field goal, one minute for a touchdown, and a lot of third down work. We really worked on a lot of perimeter stuff as far as our offense and defense was concerned.” Muschamp spoke about what he wants to see more of in practice. “Mental toughness – you’ve got to battle through. It was a little hotter than it’s been. We had some guys who didn’t battle through it as best they need to. We need to improve, we need to get in better shape, carrying the pads and making really good decisions when the game is on the line. We were 6-1 in our second season here in one-score games, and that’s a large reason why we won nine games. That’s good coaching and that’s good playing. We’ve got to improve in those situations and we’ll continue to do so. We have a good situational practice tomorrow, then we’ll go in the stadium on Saturday.”
USC also provided to the media post-practice interviews conducted by Assistant AD for Athletics Communications and Public Relations Steve Fink with linebacker Sherrod Greene and backup quarterback Jay Urich.
USC Thursday also released plans for fans attending games this season at Williams-Brice Stadium. The Gamecocks will allow close to 20-thousand fans per game inside the stadium. Complete plans can be found HERE.