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Oct. 15, 2014

Coach Elliott
Coach Sands
Mike Davis

The South Carolina Gamecocks (3-3, 2-3 SEC) worked out Wednesday afternoon at the Bluff Road practice fields. The Gamecocks will be hosting Furman (2-4) on Saturday, October 18, at Williams-Brice Stadium. That game is scheduled for a noon kickoff and will be televised nationally on the SEC Network. Tom Holt and Matt Stinchcomb will be describing the game from the booth with Kayce Smith on the sidelines.

Brandon Wilds (knee) and Corey Robinson (ankle) both were able to practice on Wednesday. Cody Waldrop, Mason Harris and Bryson Allen-Williams were among the players who did not participate in Wednesday’s practice session.

Quarterbacks coach G.A. Mangus reiterated what head coach Steve Spurrier said earlier in the week about the possibility of getting another quarterback into the game early on Saturday. “We’re talking about it,” said Mangus. “We’ve done it in the past. Those guys have gotten a bunch of reps this week so we’re looking forward to hopefully playing a bunch of guys on Saturday.”

However, Mangus was quick to say that has not lost any confidence in starter Dylan Thompson. “Dylan’s made a couple mistakes here or there but his play overall has been pretty good. I haven’t lost confidence in him at all,” said Mangus.

Offensive line coach Shawn Elliott did not rule out that offensive guard Mike Matulis could see action on Saturday. “Mike did a little bit today and he’s going to do a little bit more tomorrow,” noted Elliott. “You might see him in the game, I don’t know. There’s a slight possibility (he could play). We’re going to try to ease him back into it. “

Elliott believes that Will Sport has made strides with more playing time. “I think playing consistently with the same group has helped him. When you insert a new guy, it affects the entire offensive line. The more you play, you tend to get better,” said Elliott.

The Gamecocks are scheduled to practice again on Thursday afternoon.