Some quick hits from practice and the program:
- Connor Shaw was limited today, but did throw the ball around a bit. I don’t know about y’all, but I wouldn’t be opposed to having him play sparingly/not at all/only if necessary against UAB this weekend.
- Dylan Thompson was named the AgSouth Athlete of the Week following his performance against ECU. Congrats on the well deserved honor, DT!
- Jadeveon Clowney, who sustained a rib contusion against the Pirates, will return to practice tomorrow, per Coach Lawing.
- Steve Spurrier is one win away from 200. That’s obviously exciting, but he said today that he’d be more impressed by and happy with getting to the record wins total at USC more than his overall total and that he’s more interested in winning championships. Why not go for all three goals, HBC?!
- Speaking of Spurrier, he’s still miffed that many fans peaced out early on Saturday. Let’s not have that happen again, mmmmk? (I’m looking at you especially, students.)
- Bruce Ellington, D.L. Moore, Reggie Bowens, and Byron Jerideau will be the captains against the Blazers.
- Former Gamecocks made successful debuts in the NFL this weekend, especially Alshon Jeffery, who caught his first TD for the Bears and Melvin Ingram, who forced a fumble against Oakland on Monday Night Football. Chris Culliver, in his second year with the 49ers, also had a key play late in the game to preserve San Francisco’s win against the Packers. Sidney Rice also had a touchdown for the Seahawks. Way to go, guys!