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Nov. 14, 2007

The South Carolina Gamecock football team (6-5, 3-5 SEC) took its annual team picture at Williams-Brice Stadium then worked out at the Bluff Road practice fields for about 90 minutes on Wednesday afternoon. The Gamecocks are enjoying their lone bye week of the season this week and are preparing for the regular season finale against Clemson. That contest is set for a 7 p.m. start at Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 24.

Coach Steve Spurrier seemed to be pleased with how the team has practiced during the bye week. “It’s been ok,” he said. “We’ve done a little bit. We’ve worked the young guys a little bit. (Freshman quarterback Stephen) Garcia got a little extra work tonight. He pitched it around pretty well. We’ll get into the Clemson game plan a little bit tomorrow, but mainly we’ll wait until next week.”

Coach Spurrier indicated he would keep tabs on the other football games being played this weekend. “We’ll watch all of them. They’re big games, important games. There are a lot of important games. I wish we were in one of them. We had our shot but we didn’t get it done so we’ll watch the other teams. I think (Clemson) will beat Boston College. I think Clemson’s a little bit stronger team.”

On the injury front, Mike Davis (concussion) and Carlos Thomas (right shoulder) wore yellow jerseys and were limited in their participation, while Kenny McKinley practiced for the first time this week following a right big toe injury.

The Gamecocks will return to the practice fields on Thursday before taking the rest of the weekend off. There will be no media availability following Thursday’s practice.