South Carolina worked out in the blistering Columbia heat Friday for the fifth morning in a row as they prepared for the second scrimmage of fall camp.
"Today has been the hottest I think it's been since we've been practicing," freshman running back Marcus Lattimore said. "Got to live with it, got to get used to it."
Lattimore says he can tell when the heat is getting to the team.
"Sometimes when we call the play on two or three," Lattimore said referring to the snap count. "It's just a mental thing, because it's real hot out here. And I feel for the o-line right now, because our offensive linemen, they're pushing hard every day still."
Lattimore and his offensive line will have to deal with the heat again tomorrow as they scrimmage starting at 3:45 in the afternoon. The scrimmage will feature more of the first string players on both sides of the line of scrimmage than the first scrimmage.
Lattimore says he has a very specific goal for the offense.
"Just proving ourselves -- that we can get in without throwing it on the goal line," Lattimore said. "Traditionally, we just haven't been able to get it in. We just want to get it in and show that we can run it on the goal line."
Head football coach Steve Spurrier was not available for comment Friday, but as always his attention will be on the quarterback play Saturday -- specifically of incumbent starter Stephen Garcia.
"He had a good practice (Thursday), but he needs to maintain," Spurrier said Thursday. "He needs to show that he's our best quarterback as we go through these scrimmages. Last scrimmage there wasn't a huge difference in all the quarterbacks. Hopefully, Stephen will show Saturday that he's definitely our best quarterback."
There was no new news on the injury front Friday, according to USC SID Steve Fink.
The scrimmage is closed to the media and the general public. Sunday is Colonial Life Fan Appreciation Day at the Colonial Life Arena from 1-2:30 p.m.