COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina coach Will Muschamp met with reporters on Tuesday afternoon to look ahead to Saturday’s game against Texas A&M.
SEC Country was on hand at Williams-Brice Stadium to cover the weekly gathering:
1:02 p.m. — Muschamp opens by calling A&M a complete football team in all three phases.
1:03 p.m. — “They play fast, physical and play the way you’re supposed to play,” Muschamp said of the Aggies defense.
1:03 p.m. — Muschamp raves about A&M’s running backs then goes on to say the offensive tackles are NFL caliber players.
1:04 p.m. — Safety Chaz Elder practiced today and will go through contact during practice on Wednesday. Wide receiver Randrecous Davis will be out again.
1:07 p.m. — “Consistency of execution, trying to get our guys in the right looks as much as possible,” Muschamp said of improving on the offensive side of the ball.
1:08 p.m. — Playing at home makes a difference, according to Muschamp. “We need to play well. Our fans deserve that.”
1:12 p.m. — Rico Dowdle is expected play on special teams this week. How much he plays at running back will depend on what he does this week at practice. “He had a decent day today.”
1:16 p.m. — Muschamp wants his defenses to give up now more than 16 points per game. That’s a goal, but the first one is to win.
1:19 p.m. — During practice before home games, Muschamp pipes in music and loud music to help the defense, since it’s louder while they’re on the field.
1:21 p.m. — “Anytime you make adjustments, personnel-wise, it affects what you do schematically,” Muschamp said, when asked about trying to go up-tempo on offense.
1:22 p.m. — “It’s Brandon’s game going into it,” Muschamp said when asked about another quarterback playing against A&M.
1:24 p.m. — Bryan Edwards tweaked him hamstring at the end of the Kentucky game, but he did practice against Kentucky.
1:26 p.m. — Muschamp said the running game isn’t where it needs to be.