Will Muschamp talks preseason camp; news on two defensive prospects
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Will Muschamp meets with the media
Head coach Will Muschamp met with reporters on Sunday to preview South Carolina’s preseason camp.
Muschamp touched on JUCO DB Keisean’s Nixon’s pending arrival, LB Skai Moore’s return, expectations for WR Deebo Samuel and gave updates on injured players.
Previewing the secondary
SEC Country’s Hale McGranahan has a detailed breakdown of the Gamecocks secondary, including where newcomers Nixon, Kaleb Chalmers, Jaylin Dickerson and Jamyest Williams fit in.
Under new offensive line coach Eric Wolford, the South Carolina line has already undergone some serious changes. Wolford moved LG Zack Bailey to right tackle and former RT Malik Young to left tackle.
Loud and clear
South Carolina senior defensive tackle Taylor Stallworth heard Muschamp’s pleas for help in the trenches.
Stallworth and the Gamecocks’ other senior defensive lineman plan to lead the charge in improving the unit’s run-stopping abilities.
Still No. 1 for state’s No. 1 LB
Four-star LB Channing Tindall told reporters on Friday that South Carolina still leads for his services. The Columbia native said there is no particular order to the schools behind the Gamecocks, including Georgia, Auburn, Florida, Florida State and Notre Dame.
Commitment announcement coming Monday
Houston, we have a problem
The Houston Texans’ offensive line is having trouble blocking former South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney in practice, according to NFL.com.
“Clowney’s doing good,” Houston head coach Bill O’Brien told HoustonTexans.com. “I can’t wait until we’re out of shells. We can’t block them in shells. Maybe we can have a little bit better chance of blocking him in pads.”
And another one
Former South Carolina standout Steve Pearce belted his second walk-off grand slam in four days on Sunday, capping off the biggest ninth-inning comeback in Toronto history as the Blue Jays rallied for 7 runs to beat the Los Angeles Angels 11-10.
Steve Pearce just hit his SECOND walk-off Grand Slam of the week. Are you kidding me?! pic.twitter.com/cbTFI1azqf
— 12up (@12upSport) July 30, 2017
On Thursday, Pearce’s slam with 2 outs in the 10th inning lifted Toronto over Oakland 8-4.
Pearce became just third player to hit 2 game-ending grand slams in the same season, joining Cy Williams (Phillies, 1926) and Jim Presley (Seattle, 1986), according to the Associated Press.