COLUMBIA, S.C. — During the season, South Carolina coach Will Muschamp meets with reporters every Tuesday afternoon at 1 o’clock.
SEC Country is on scene at Williams-Brice Stadium for updates on Muschamp’s weekly sit-down.
Below is a live account of the major talking points from this week as the Gamecocks get ready to head to Starkville to play Mississippi State.
12:57 p.m. — Bryan Edwards was the offensive player of the game. Defensive players of the game were Jonathan Walton and Marquavius Lewis. Elliott Fry was the special tams player of the game.
12:58 p.m. — Mississippi State is a “big, physical” football team. “We have our work cut out for us going to Starkville.”
1:00 p.m. — Muschamp was pleased with the effort last Thursday night. The execution wasn’t always there, he said, but the effort was.
1:01 p.m. — Muschamp said Edwards has a lot of intangibles that most freshman don’t have.
1:03 p.m. — Cory Helms, Alan Knott and D.J. Park can work at guard with Donell Stanley out for the next several weeks. Muschamp said Blake Camper played well when played right tackle, where Park moved from to replace Stanley.
1:05 p.m. — Muschamp said Jamari Smith will continue to be the guy at the slot receiver position, even though he had a few drops against Vanderbilt.
1:06 p.m. — Randrecous Davis is the fourth wide receiver they’re bringing along behind the starting three.
1:07 p.m. — K.C. Crosby will play more at Mississippi State than he did against Vanderbilt.
1:08 p.m. — They need to get through practice on Wednesday before a decision is made on the QB rotation. Perry Orth will still start, but Brandon McIlwain will still play.
1:09 p.m. — “T.J. (Holloman) is really smart. It’s fun to coach really smart guys … T.J. is a guy who has a high aptitude to learn on the board, in the film room.”
1:15 p.m. — Elliott Fry will need to kick better on kickoffs. Michael Almond has kicked well. Muschamp would like to see Almond or Joseph Charlton handling the kicks, not Fry.
1:16 p.m. — TE Kyle Markway has practiced this week. They hope to get him some reps on Saturday against Mississippi State.
1:17 p.m. — At punt returner, they’ve still “got confidence” in Deebo Samuel. They’ll make a decision on Thursday if he’ll be the guy again this week. His ball-security was better than the others during camp. The others: Rashad Fenton and Chris Lammons.