Practice Recap-10/28 Defensive Notes: VIDEO

South Carolina (4-4, 2-4 SEC) is preparing for the Tennessee Volunteers (3-5, 0-4 SEC) on the Bluff Road “Proving Grounds” this week. Williams-Brice will be packed down with fans on Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. for a chilly kick-off against an SEC-Eastern Division foe. Tuesday, the defense met with the media. Take a look.

‘Uh-ohs’ and ‘oops’ have turned into bigger mistakes for the Gamecocks and cost the team games this past season. Defensive line coach Deke Adams says South Carolina is working hard to improve and prevent those mistakes.

“Obviously, that’s part of the problem. But they are working hard,” said Adams. “They are playing hard. That hasn’t been the problem. We’ve got kids making mistakes all over the field. We’ve been talking about focusing on doing our job, trusting the guy next to us, trusting the guy behind us and be where we’re supposed to be.”

After falling to Auburn, SPR Sharrod Golightly stated there’s always disappointment following a loss but it’s all about moving forward to the next week and opponent.

”We try and take one day at a time and just move forward and try and take advantage of the next opportunity and play in front of our fans,” said Golightly.

And that next opportunity is the Tennessee Volunteers.

With the Vols being undecided on its quarterback heading into the preparation week, Adams says its all about being ready for whoever Tennessee sends in.

“We’ve got to play whoever they put back there,” said Adams. “We know it’s different when they change and put No. 11 back there. He’s a different type of quarterback. He’s a running quarterback. That changes things a lot, but we’re prepared. We know some of the things we have problems with and we feel like we know what we’re going to see.”

Take a look at what head coach Steve Spurrier had to say in his press conference about the situation:

Spurrier said linebacker Skai Moore has a sprained ankle and is questionable. Take a look at what Moore had to say about the defenses efforts following the Auburn game last weekend.

As far as taking a win over Tennessee to shoot for a bowl game, Golightly says no matter what they are still a team.

Right now we just got to come together. There’s a lot of people against us, but we’ve got each other. So, we just got to try and be a team and finish strong, try and perform well in front of our crowd.”

South Carolina will return to practice on Wednesday.

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