Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Gamecocks starting offensive line and top backups announced

I almost missed this as it was buried in this article, but certainly news worthy as this has been a question mark leading up to the NCSU kickoff - What will the offensive line for USC look like?
I know this will probably change as Coach Wolford has made it clear that he will play those that "step up" and prove to be worthy of the starting nod or "PT."

The lineup as of 8/25/09:
--Jarriel King at left tackle
--Terrence Campbell at left guard
--Garrett Anderson and Lemuel Jeanpierre in a platoon at center
--T.J. Johnson and Heath Batchelor platooning at right guard
--Quintin Richardson at right tackle.

Key Back-ups:
--Rokevious Watkins can back up at both tackles,
--Hutch Eckerson at right tackle, and Jeanpierre could also back up at both guard spots

Also to note:
---Missing were Kevin Young, Seaver Brown and Pierre Andrews in the above list. Hope to see them step up and push for playing time. As it would be great to see this group challenged thus it makes them better.
---Offensive lineman Steven Singleton (6-3, 300) is taking occasional reps at noseguard in a certain scheme, when the defense “needs a big body,” said defensive line coach Brad Lawing. Can we say "run-stuffer?"

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