Linebacker Skai Moore, the team’s second-leading tackler with 51 stops, is expected to return after missing the Tennessee game due to an ankle injury.
Moore will return to his starting role, linebackers coach Kirk Botkin said Tuesday evening.
Tight end Rory Anderson, who missed the last two games due to a triceps strain, also is expected to return. Anderson has 18 catches for 204 yards this season.
“He may or may not start, he and Jerell (Adams), but they’re both ready to go,” Spurrier said.
Offensive lineman Mike Matulis (elbow) practiced on Tuesday and is expected to “be available,” Spurrier said. Linebacker Cedrick Cooper (ankle) remains out.
Spur Sharrod Golightly (wisdom teeth) fully practiced, as did DE Mason Harris (knee), DE David Johnson (knee), spur Jordan Diggs (shoulder), S Chris Moody (concussion) and S Kadetrix Marcus (shoulder).
Players who did not practice or wore yellow jerseys were: RG Cody Waldrop (right knee), WR Matrick Belton (right leg), DE Cedrick Cooper (ankle), OL Donell Stanley (left wrist) and CB Jamari Smith (left foot).
Other quick-hits from Tuesday’s practice.
... Grady Brown said that while Florida may commit to the run, his secondary has to be able to make the big plays. “Big plays are a reflection of the secondary,” he said. “We have to make sure we’re making tackles and stops.”
... Brown knows Treon Harris from recruiting Harris’ home area. He cautioned that it’s not as simple as waiting for him to hand off. “He can throw the football; he is not just a running quarterback,” Brown said. “We will have to be prepared to play a real solid game.”
... Asked if there were any changes in motivation tactics or personnel, Botkin said: “We’ve got a couple little changes we’re experimenting with. We’ll see how it goes.” Asked what was being experimented with, Botkin smiled and said, “You’ll see.”
... The Gamecocks will practice at 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday. The practice is closed to the public.