COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina coach Will Muschamp meets with reporters every Tuesday at Williams-Brice Stadium.
SEC Country was live for up-to-the-minute updates:
1:o1 p.m. — Muschamp says Missouri head coach Barry Odom does a “fantastic job” as the coach, but there’s some uneasiness now that he’s back to calling plays on defense, since they’re not sure what they’ll so. On offense, “they’re playing really fast and with a lot of tempo.”
1:02 p.m. — Drew Locke and the Missouri offense is talented. “They’ve got good skill guys on the outside.” Muschamp said they’re expecting 10-12 deep shots called in this game.
1:04 p.m. — Freshman TE Robert Tucker is finished with football because of some neck issues.
1:06 p.m. — “It’s where we are. It is what it is. I’d rather play a young, talented guy that has a promising future … than play an older guy that’s not as talented. At the end of the day, that’s what it’s all about. That’s where we are right now. That says a lot about the evaluation in a transition year.”
1:07 p.m. — Shawn Elliott was recruiting Rico Dowdle before Muschamp’s arrival. “He came from a great high school program and is certainly a guy I’m glad we got.”
1:08 p.m — “I thought we had a very good effort at practice this morning … sometimes, there’s a little more thinking going on than there is reacting.”
1:09 p.m. — Brandon McIlwain will continue to play quarterback. There’s been no talk of moving him to another position, like wide receiver.
1:11 p.m. — “(Dante Sawyer) has been able to gain strength and endurance in his body as the year’s continued to move forward. That’s why he’s playing his best football now.” Sawyer missed time earlier this calendar year with a shoulder injury.
1:13 p.m. — Skai Moore was cleared on Monday to go in the weight room and do any exercise he wants to do. He won’t receive contact for clearance until January.
1:18 p.m. — Freshman WR Randrecous Davis is being considered for a medial redshirt this season, but that decision has not been set in stone. The staff did discuss it a few days ago.
1:21 p.m. — “There are some really dominating rushers in our league where 1-on-1 match-ups are very difficult … I think that what makes the league different are the defensive linemen … I think it’s really hard to sustain blocks against some people in our league.”
1:30 p.m. — Antoine Wilder “banged up” his shoulder against Tennessee, but should be fine for Missouri.