#Gamecocks get preseason football camp underway

USC football practiced for the first time on Friday morning in Columbia (South Carolina Athletics)

Shane Beamer got his first chance to put the Gamecocks thorough their paces, as USC opened preseason camp on Friday. The team worked out in helmets and shorts for a little over two hours. “Mother Nature” got involved in the festivities as well, providing a few raindrops and a downpour or two during the workout.

From the USC Release:

“It was exciting,” said Coach Beamer as he reflected on his first day. “I took a moment before I walked onto the field just to think about how grateful I am to have this opportunity and in 22 years of coaching all the “Day Ones” that I’ve had as an assistant coach. This is obviously the most special one that I’ve ever had of Day One, so it was great from that standpoint sentimentally.

“And then practice, I also thought was good,” continued the first-year head coach. “For Day One I thought we did a lot of really good things – not a lot of sloppiness, not a lot of people on the ground. We talked about practicing the right way and being able to practice with each other the right way. I thought we did a good job from that standpoint. Obviously we have a long way to go, but it was a good start.”

The Gamecocks will be back on the practice fields again on Saturday morning. USC opens the new season on September 4th at home versus Eastern Illinois.

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