Senior left guard Garrett Chisolm injured his knee and could miss the bowl game, head coach Steve Spurrier told the SportsTalkSC Radio Network on Friday.
Spurrier didn’t speak to the media following Friday’s practice, but he visited with the South Carolina Shrine Bowl team in the afternoon in Spartanburg and talked with the radio station there.
“Our guys had a spirited workout today,” he said. “We need to play a lot better, offense, defense, special teams than the last game we played. It’ll be a challenge for us.”
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There’s talk about USC quarterback coach G.A. Mangus being a candidate for the head coach vacancy at Temple.
The Philadelphia Daily News reported Thursday that Mangus “is also sending out feelers” for the job that opened when Al Golden took over at Miami. Mangus spent 2002 to 2005 as head coach at Division III Delaware Valley College, which is an hour north of Philadelphia. His wife hails from a Philadelphia suburb.
“That’s just natural, I’ve got ties to that area,” Mangus said Friday.
Asked if he was interested in interviewing for the opening, Mangus said: “We’ll talk about that when and if there’s any situation to talk about it.”
The year-long suspension handed down to former South Carolina tight end Weslye Saunders could cost Saunders as much as three rounds of draft position in the NFL Draft. Saunders was one of three players featured by ESPN.com on Friday as players whose draft status may suffer due to character concerns.
“Saunders could have been a late-first round pick and possibly surpassed Notre Dame’s Kyle Rudolph as the No. 1 tight end on the board with a strong senior season. At 6-foot-5 and 268 pounds he has the athletic ability, burst and hands teams covet at tight end,” the website wrote. “Instead of wowing scouts with his rare natural ability, though, Saunders never stepped foot on the field. South Carolina suspended him during fall camp for violating team rules and then dismissed him early in September. He was also suspended back in January for missing a team meeting, and taken together the incidents raise questions about his maturity and drop him to somewhere in the fourth round.”
Clemson safety DeAndre McDaniel also was on the list.