COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina football team returned to practice on Wednesday morning. SEC Country was on hand to check out the first few periods.
The fully-padded practice opened with the Gamecocks version of the Oklahoma drill. One offensive player takes on a defensive player, blocking for a ball carrier.
Linemen take on linemen. Receivers face defensive backs. Running backs block linebackers. Ends are matched up on ends.
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- One of the first battles during the period went to senior center Alan Knott, who beat sophomore defensive tackle Kobe Smith.
- Sophomore running back Rico Dowdle won a rep sophomore linebacker T.J. Brunson.
- Sophomore linebacker Sherrod Greene defeated redshirt sophomore running back A.J. Turner.
- Freshman running back Slade Carroll, a 6-foot-1, 205-pound walk-on from Lexington, beat Greene.
- Freshman Buck Brad Johnson won a rep over fellow 2017 signee Will Register, a tight end.
- Redshirt sophomore running back Ty’Son Williams defeated Brunson.
The second period that was open for the media looked like special teams work. Defensive linemen were off to the side working on their own while backs, ends and receivers worked on technique.
Period three, the final open portion, was the circuit tackling drill for defensive players.
Senior linebacker/Buck Bryson Allen-Williams continues to go through the position drills with the Bucks. Chris Lammons, of course, remains with the safeties.
Director of player personnel Matt Lindsey, a former scout with the Philadelphia Eagles, was spotted walking into the indoor facility with three NFL scouts, one was sporting Miami Dolphins gear. Another looked to have on the colors of the Indianapolis Colts.
South Carolina practices again on Thursday morning before the scrimmaging again on Saturday. The closed scrimmage kicks off at 10:20 a.m. Coach Will Muschamp will meet with reporters upon its conclusion.