COLUMBIA, S.C. — Between preparations for Saturday’s game against Vanderbilt, players from the South Carolina football team met with reporters.
Redshirt freshman Sadarius Hutcherson, who’s started the previous three games at left guard, told reporters on Tuesday morning that he hasn’t worked with the first unit since Zack Bailey and Cory Helms returned to action.
Helms, the starting right guard, exited against Louisiana Tech after suffering an ankle injury. Donell Stanley, who began the season at left guard, moved over to Helms’ spot, to make room for Hutcherson. Bailey, of course, returns to the starting right tackle job.
With their return, Hutcherson believes there’s a “real good” amount of depth along South Carolina’s offensive line right now.
“I feel like, since a lot of people got that experience and everything, I feel like it’s going to carry on for years now,” he said.
It took nearly 2.5 seasons for redshirt sophomore running back Mon Denson to get his first carry at South Carolina. With Rico Dowdle sidelined by injury, Denson will have an expanded role in the Gamecocks running back rotation.
Senior cornerback JaMarcus King made his debut last season against Vanderbilt. There are five regular season games left in his career with the Gamecocks.
Sophomore ‘Buck’ D.J. Wonnum is emerging as one of the SEC’s top pass rushers.