The USC football team moved practice indoors this morning to get out of this nasty weather we are experiencing across the state. Steve Spurrier did not meet with the media because he was scheduled to head up to Spartanburg to speak at the Shrine Bowl banquet today but he didn’t make it because the pilots didn’t want to chance it in these conditions.
We did talk with Spurrier shortly over the phone and the main news he confirmed is that reserve running back Eric Baker hurt his knee in practice Thursday and it looks like he will need surgery. Baker is a sophomore and does have a redshirt year available. There is no immediate prognosis but Spurrier seems to think surgery will be required and that would likely cost Baker his 2010 season. Baker declined to talk with the media as he left the locker room with an crutches and an aircast on his knee.
AUDIO: Steve Spurrier on Baker’s injury
Baker didn’t see much action this season because of the logjam in the backfield. There was some talk of moving him to the slot receiver position but that never really transpired. He was working with the scout team this week when he hurt his knee.
They must be doing some serious hitting during their scrimmages because Bryce Sherman, who is also working with the scout team at running back, took a hit yesterday and suffered a minor concussion. He talked with us today and said he will be fine. He is expected to have a role in the bowl game returning kicks and could get a carry or two in the game.
AUDIO: Bryce Sherman
Other than that it was a pretty uneventful workout. We did catch up with a few players and you can listen to their comments below.
AUDIO: Defensive back Devonte Holloman
AUDIO: Defensive back Akeem Auguste