COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina football team returned to the practice field on Tuesday morning, just before 9 o’clock.
Reporters were permitted to watch three periods of works, which began with Will Muschamp’s version of the Oklahoma drill, which he’s dubbed the Cock drill. For those who don’t know, it’s a drill that pairs an offensive player blocking a defensive player, to clear a lane for a running back.
From the media holding area, it was tough to get a clear view of exactly who was doing what, but a few were within eyeshot.
- Buck end D.J. Wonnum won a rep versus tight end Hayden Hurst.
- Linebacker T.J. Brunson defeated Jacob August, which excited linebackers coach Coleman Hutzler, whose booming voice is one of the most distinguishable on the South Carolina practice fields.
- Wide receiver Terry Googer won his first rep against safety Jaylin Dickerson.
- Dickerson won last rep of the entire drill, drawing a few compliments from defensive coordinator Travaris Robinson.
In the following period, the Gamecocks worked on punts and punt coverage. Cornerback Rashad Fenton and wide receiver Bryan Edwards field punts. Neither of the two dropped one, though they were in the face of a coverage unit only once. Edwards, by the way, was still sporting a yellow, non-contact jersey.
Athletics director Ray Tanner was spotted at practice, as reporters were asked to leave, following the conclusion of the third period.
The next media opportunity is Wednesday morning. A selection of players from the defensive side of the ball will be made available.