Spurrier Not Pleased with Gamecock Offense

COLUMBIA – Steve Spurrier was not pleased with the South Carolina offense's effort at practice Monday.

"It was a good practice for the defense," Spurrier said. "The offense struggled a bit. If you watched us practice, you would think we've got these all-conference players on defense and not many on offense."

• Spurrier also said none of the reserve offensive linemen have been impressive.

"Hopefully none of our first (team) linemen get hurt," he said. "We're thin in backups on the O-line."

• The time that the front-line players receive most of the snaps in practice is nearing.

"Probably Thursday or Friday we'll have a scout team ready and start coaching the guys who are going to play in the games," Spurrier said. "Right now, we're coaching everybody, and it's sort of helter-skelter for the offense. But the defense is coaching everybody, too.

"Their guys seem to know what they're doing. They're probably a little ahead of the offensive guys right now."

• Spurrier's assessment of the scrimmage Saturday did not change after viewing the session on tape.

"I think you guys hit it pretty good in the paper," Spurrier said. "We couldn't run a lick."

• Running back David Williams, wide receiver Terry Googer and defensive back D.J. Smith returned to practice, while tight end Brendan Nosovitch (shoulder) and defensive end Darius English (hamstring) sat out.


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