USC held its final practice of pre-season camp on Tuesday. And as of Tuesday afternoon, no public announcement regarding a starting quarterback. The Gamecocks will be off on Wednesday, and Thursday they begin full-time preparations for their September 26th season opener against Tennessee. Head coach Will Muschamp was upbeat about his team following the practice.
Will Muschamp post-practice statement via USC:
“We got a lot done today. There were some things we needed to clean up that maybe we didn’t hit during training camp in all three phases. This is our last training camp practice. We did a lot of special teams work today to go back to see where some guys are fitting in. You’ve got to have a lot of depth. We’re headed into the unknown as far as the season is concerned, so we’ve got to create depth on our football team and have a bunch of guys ready to go in all three phases. I was pleased with the focus – a good situational practice. Coach Muschamp felt like he got what he wanted to out of preseason camp. “I think so. We had some guys missing because of some quarantine issues here and there, and that’s unfortunate, but that’s what’s going to happen during the season,” noted the Gamecocks’ head coach. “So we’ve got to be prepared for that and understand that that’s part of the world that we’re in right now.” Coach Muschamp indicated that the in-season practices would be constructed a little differently this year than in the past due to the COVID concerns. “We’ll do more good-on-good work than we have before because we’ve got to have more guys ready to play,” said Coach Muschamp. “We’ll do more of what we call ‘cross-over work’ where ones and twos are going to go against each other. We’ll have less scout work. We’ll have more walk-thrus in scout periods to get the looks we need. It’s more like an NFL practice because you may be limited in your roster, so you’ve got to have more guys ready to play.”
Following practice, USC provided interviews with receivers coach Joe Cox and special teams coordinator/assistant secondary coach Kyle Krantz.