Friday, August 21, 2009

News from The Gamecocks Week 1 Opponent: NCSU

N.C. State tight end Mario Carter will have knee surgery as it was reported this week and will miss at least the season opener against South Carolina, coach Tom O’Brien.

Carter, a redshirt freshman, was third on the depth chart behind George Bryan and Matt Kushner. Not huge news to gamecock fans but still worth noting.

O’Brien also announced that freshman offensive lineman Denzelle Good will miss the season after reinjuring his shoulder. O’Brien said it was likely Good would have redshirted even if he had been healthy and not seen action. So again not huge news to the gamecocks but still worth noting.

Garcia....please watch where NCSU Safety Justin Byers is on the field in 13 days. Byers had two of the team’s three interceptions in this past Tuesday NCSU scrimmage.

USC Special Teams please note that Audi Augustin blocked a field goal attempt, and Terrell Manning blocked a punt and returned it for a touchdown. So don't mess up....god I miss Succop. In that same scrimmage NCSU LB Audie Cole led the team with nine tackles. Ellis Johnson please take note.

Lastly, as you are probably wondering what the NCSU QB did in the scrimmage.....Russell Wilson and Mike Glennon combined to go 20-for-40 for 232 yards with one touchdown pass.

The next 13 days are critical for South Carolina as this is not the same NCSU from last year. Be ready, visit this post to learn more on NCSU through our eyes and Go Cocks!

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