Melvin Paige was limited during Wednesday's workout. Travelle Wharton was at practice but did not participate.
Coach Holtz said he received a scare at the beginning of practice, when All-America cornerback Sheldon Brown injured his shoulder. "It scared me to death," said Holtz. "He was in a collision with another player and all of sudden I heard them yell (trainer, trainer, and I immediately started looking to see which number was on the ground. I don't know how serious it is. Hopefully, he should be okay."
Coach Holtz admitted that the team's last trip to Little Rock (1999, Arkansas was a 48-14 winner) may have been the low point of that 0-11 campaign. "That game might have been as bad as it could get," said Holtz. "It was difficult, getting embarrassed like that. I believe the Arkansas people are more excited about playing us now than they were then. I believe it will be a much tougher environment in Little Rock this Saturday than it was two years ago."
Coach Holtz gave an update on some of the other Gamecocks who are injured: DT Willie Sams is still out with a knee, but has returned to practice on a limited basis; WR Ricky Ricks is back practicing following his knee injury but is not expected to play this year; WR James Adkisson is out with a back injury and is not expected back this year; DE Ron John-Finn (knee) is back jogging and could return to practice next week; DE Dennis Quinn (knee) is back jogging and could return to practice on a limited basis next week.
Saturday's game will be televised nationally by CBS. Kickoff is set for 3:34 p.m. (eastern time).