Josh Kendall

Stalwart of South Carolina offensive line ‘doubtful’ against Ole Miss

One of the anchors of South Carolina’s offensive line doesn’t look like he’s going to be ready to play against Ole Miss on Saturday.

Starting left tackle Dennis Daley “is probably doubtful” due to an ankle injury suffered last week against Tennessee, Gamecocks head coach Will Muschamp said Tuesday. Daley was wearing a walking boot and did not practice Tuesday, Muschamp said.

Malik Young, a 6-foot-3 senior who replaced Daley during the Tennessee game, worked with the first team during Tuesday morning’s practice and said he expects to start against the Rebels. South Carolina (4-3 overall, 3-3 SEC) takes on Ole Miss (5-3, 1-3) at noon in Oxford, Miss.

“With the way everything is going at the moment, unless Dennis comes back,” Young said when asked if he thought he would start. “It’s just back to work really. Have to get mentally prepared to have a real good game.”

Young has started 13 games in his career but none this season.

Daley, a 6-foot-6 senior from Columbia, has started all seven games this year and 18 games during his 19-game career since transferring from Georgia Military College.

Wide receivers Randrecous Davis and Chad Terrell (knee) are questionable, and safeties J.T. Ibe (knee) and Nick Harvey (concussion) are out.