COLUMBIA, S.C. – The absence of Donell Stanley could result in Cory Helms shifting back to his original spot on the South Carolina offensive line.
Helms said Tuesday that he has been working at right guard in practices this week, while senior Alan Knott is working at center.
Helms, a junior transfer from Wake Forest, started at center against Vanderbilt and consistently worked in the middle of the offensive line through the preseason. Knott was limited at center in fall camp as he recovered from a hand injury.
Stanley suffered a high ankle sprain very early in USC’s 13-10 win at Vanderbilt on Thursday. He is expected to miss at least a month.
When Stanley went out, starting right tackle D.J. Park moved inside to right guard and reserve Blake Camper came in at right tackle.
As for the starting lineup for the Gamecocks come Saturday at Mississippi State, there are many possibilities on the table.
“I’m not really sure what coach (Shawn) Elliott’s complete plan is right now,” Helms said.
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