11 starters from last week’s win will more than likely start against Georgia
“I think it will still be Brison (Williams) and Rico (McWilliams) at corner and T.J. (Gurley) and (Chris) Moody at the safeties,” noted defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward. “D-line will be the same and linebackers will be the same.”
“Both (Chaz & J.J.) will play a lot,” stated Ward. “Chaz has had a great week of practice, J.J. too. This is J.J.’s kind of game. Physical football game, that’s what he is, an in the box safety. You could even see Taylor Stallworth in this ball game. He is a big, physical guy and this is going to be a big, physical game. He has shown in practice he is ready to play.”
South Carolina will need to limit its missed assignments.
“We have to make sure we take care of our assignments,” said Ward. “We’ve played this offense before. We’ve done well against this offense and we’ve done not so well against this offense. We’ve been preaching all week that we want to play with a lot of emotion and a lot of effort.”
Todd Gurley will be the one to stop.
“Todd Gurley is special,” said Ward. “He is a big, physical back that can run around you or over you. We all know that. You can’t simulate that.”
Pharoh Cooper should be good to go.
“Pharoh was running around pretty good out there today,” noted head coach Steve Spurrier. “He should be fine.”
Cooper was out of practice Wednesday with a foot injury.
South Carolina will kick-off at Williams-Brice Stadium Saturday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS.