COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina football coach Will Muschamp met with reporters on Tuesday afternoon, to preview Saturday’s game against Arkansas.
Here’s what the Gamecocks second-year head coach had to say:
- Opening: Arkansas, offensively, is very unique in this day and age, Muschamp said, because of their two-back, power run game that’s played between the tackles. “Eye control in the secondary and linebacker corps is going to be critical for us, defensively.”
- “We’ve got our work cut out for us, but we’re looking to getting back out on the field. … We had a very spirited practiced [Tuesday morning].”
- Zack Bailey, among the injured offensive linemen, probably has the best chance to play this weekend against Arkansas.
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- Cory Helms, Malik Young and Bailey are all listed as “day-to-day” by Muschamp. All three have been dealing with ankle injuries.
- Muschamp said they’re looking at the schematic areas they can improve in the red zone, and where they’ll be able to attack Arkansas.
- Muschamp said former running back David Williams was a “first-class citizen” at South Carolina. Mushcamp doesn’t agree with the graduate transfer mentality that other coaches have, even though it’s permitted by NCAA/SEC rules.
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