Josh Kendall

So what are ‘these Muschamp practices’?

Observations from Week 2 of South Carolina football practice

The State's Josh Kendall recaps three takeaways from South Carolina's 2017 preseason practices.
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The State's Josh Kendall recaps three takeaways from South Carolina's 2017 preseason practices.

Tight end Hayden Hurst called them “these Muschamp practices.”

“It’s a whole lot more physical than the last camp. It’s been tough out there,” offensive lineman Donell Stanley said.

The Gamecocks are one-third of the way through their preseason practices, still in the midst of “camp,” which means 12 to 13 hours per day at the football facility wrapped around what can be grueling practices.

“There is a fine line between practicing extremely physical and staying healthy and we need to do both,” Muschamp said.

South Carolina hasn’t suffered any significant injuries in camp (at least according to the coaches’ reports) until this week when reserve defensive linemen Shameik Blackshear suffered a concussion that will keep him out indefinitely.

“Toughness is a part of who we are,” defensive coordinator Travaris Robinson said. “We are going to be physical. Our kids have been doing a good job of practicing and taking care of each other, being physical but being smart about it.”

That means more “Muschamp practices.”

“It’s about practicing with the physicality that coach preaches,” Hurst said.

The South Carolina football team practices Friday, Aug. 11, in preparation for the 2017 season.

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