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Oct. 14, 2009

Coach Spurrier Coach Beamer

The University of South Carolina football team moved its practice indoors on Wednesday afternoon as the squad continued preparations for Saturday’s showdown at Alabama. The 22nd-ranked Gamecocks (5-1, 2-1 SEC) and the second-ranked Crimson Tide (6-0, 3-0 SEC) will play at 7:45 p.m. ET in Tuscaloosa’s Bryant-Denny Stadium. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN.

“Sometimes we’ve played well when we’ve had to go indoor. It’s sort of a change of pace,” said head coach Steve Spurrier following the workout. “Guys actually I think enjoy going in there every now and then. The defense was in there for a good hour or so, then the offense was in for an hour, so we got a lot of work done.”

Terrence Campbell remains sidelined indefinitely. “Terrence has a bad neck, shoulder, stinger. I don’t know if he’s going to get back this year or not. He’s definitely out again (this week).”

Coach Spurrier noted that Jarriel King was working some at left guard along with Heath Batchelor, while Nick Allison was working at right guard along with T.J. Johnson. Weslye Saunders is expected to make the start at tight end with Justice Cunningham and Mike Triglia backing him up.

The Gamecocks will return to the practice fields on Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m.