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Aug. 21, 2007

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The University of South Carolina Gamecocks worked out twice on Tuesday at the Bluff Road practice fields, their fourth and final scheduled two-a-day practice day of the fall camp.

The squad will put on the pads again Wednesday night and hold a scrimmage in Williams-Brice Stadium. The scrimmage will be closed to both the public and to the media.

“After the scrimmage tomorrow night we’ll start coaching those we think can play and we’ll start having a help team, a scout team,” said Head Coach Steve Spurrier following the evening workout. “We’ve practice a whole bunch and we’re trying to find out who can play in certain positions, so we’ll see how it goes tomorrow night.”

Coach Spurrier noted that the offense looked a little better on Tuesday than they had previously. “A little bit (of improvement) throwing against the air,” said Coach Spurrier. “But when we started blocking though, we had trouble. If we didn’t have to block, we’d have a heck of an offense right now. Unfortunately, blocking is a big part of the game.”

“We’ll play a lot of people in the first game,” noted Coach Spurrier, “especially on defense and possibly on offense, too. We may get beat, but we still going to play a lot of people. I’m not saying we’ll play a lot of people because we’ll be way ahead, but we’ve got to play a lot of people because clearly some of them are not that much better than the others.”