The second straight day of quarterback Lorenzo Nunez in a yellow no-contact jersey has South Carolina wondering exactly what will happen on Saturday.
“He should be OK,” Steve Spurrier said of Nunez on Wednesday, but declined to say Nunez will definitely start.
“We don’t have to make that decision today,” Spurrier said.
If Nunez doesn’t start, Perry Orth would most likely start his second game. Michael Scarnecchia could see his most extensive action as well.
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Center Alan Knott is healthy and will start, Shawn Elliott said.
Zack Bailey, who has started the last two games at center but has been banged up this week, might play but it will be at guard.
USC has to give up a home game, but LSU is doing its part to make the Gamecocks feel at home.
Tiger Band Director Roy M. King told a Louisiana radio station that the band is learning USC’s fight song and alma mater for Saturday. It will help since USC announced Wednesday that it couldn’t get the travel logistics solved in time to send a pep band to LSU.
While LSU athletic director Joe Alleva said the Tigers wouldn’t paint the field in USC’s colors, their goal was to make USC feel at home.
LSU is involved in another cancelled or relocated game.
The Tigers called off their season-opener against McNeese State this year due to lightning. They were also involved the last time an SEC team had to change a game venue.
During the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, LSU moved its home game against Arizona State to the Sun Devils’ stadium.
LSU will wear its road purple jerseys with gold pants. The Gamecocks will wear all-white uniforms.
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Players who were injured or wore yellow jerseys were: WR Deebo Samuel (hamstring), WR Carlton Heard (lip), QB Lorenzo Nunez (sprained shoulder), TE Connor Redmond (back), QB Gage Pucci (knee), OL Cory Helms (shoulder), C Zack Bailey (hamstring) and C Cody Waldrop (ankle). QB Connor Mitch (shoulder) is out 1-3 weeks. WR Shaq Davidson (knee) and WR Jerad Washington (left leg) are out for the season.
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