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Aug. 14, 2009

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The University of South Carolina football squad worked out for two hours in full pads Friday night under the lights at the Bluff Road Proving Grounds. It was the squad’s final tuneup before taking the Williams-Brice Stadium turf on Saturday afternoon for a closed scrimmage.

“The defense looked pretty good tonight,” said head coach Steve Spurrier following the workout. “The offense struggled a bit. We’ve probably got too many plays right now for our offensive guys. We seem confused at times. We’ll hopefully condense down a little bit and see if we can’t look decent in the scrimmage tomorrow. (In the scrimmage on Saturday) we want to see guys play their assignment, make a play or two here or there, see if the quarterbacks can make good decisions. Our decision making and our timing have not been very good lately.”

Coach Spurrier indicated that Reid McCollum and Stephen Garcia will take the most snaps on Saturday. “Reid and Stephen Garcia will probably do most of it. They’re probably the top two (quarterbacks). Aramis (Hillary) is good in the run game. Every now and then a ball gets away from him a bit, but he’s doing ok.”

Coach Spurrier confirmed that walk-on tight end Andrew Power has left the team and would likely be headed to Georgia Southern to continue his playing career.

Saturday’s closed scrimmage is set for 4:15 p.m.