Gamecocks Prepare for The Swamp

South Carolina held its weekly Tuesday press conference this week. But this time, head coach Steve Spurrier will return to his old stomping grounds at “The Swamp”. The Gamecocks (4-5, 2-5 SEC) return to the field after a bye week to face Florida (5-3, 4-3 SEC) for a noon kick-off.

South Carolina will be up against a fierce run game with this Florida team on Saturday. With 418 yards in the game against Georgia and 214 against the Commodores last week, the Gators will be a challenge.

Take a look at what sophomore safety Chris Moody had to say during Tuesday’s press conference about the season and the upcoming challenge.

“They’re pretty good,” stated linebackers coach Kirk Botkin. “They have some good players, good offensive lineman, they got a couple of players banged up front, but they have two really good backs. (Matt Jones) is a big guy and (Kelvin Taylor) has a lot of moves, lots of speed likes to get on the edge. It’s going to be a challenge.”

Botkin said sophomore linebacker Skai Moore has returned to practice. With his 51 tackles in eight games, Moore stands with the second highest total on the team. He will be an excellent addition for the weekend match-up.

Defensive tackle J.T. Surratt said the upcoming match-up will be extremely physical.

“They have two backs that are really good and we have to prepare for an east-west game and a down south game,” said Surratt. They have stuff we have to look out for.”

Check out what Spurrier had to say about the upcoming match-up.

Quarterback Treon Harris is an extremely talented and athletic individual, and defensive backs coach Grady Brown says he saw Harris’ ability in high school.

“He’s a good football player,” said Brown. “He is from my recruiting area, I’ve watched him play a few years. He can throw the football; he is not just a running quarterback. We will have to be prepared to play a real solid game.”

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