---Two junior college offensive linemen are set to begin practice today. Steven Singleton is set for guard and Rokevious Watkins for tackle.
---The Gamecocks are scheduled to hold a scrimmage featuring the younger players at 7:30 p.m. on the Bluff Road practice field. It will be open to the public.
---Cornerback Addison Williams, who injured his hamstring Thursday, sat out practice. C.C. Whitlock worked with the first team offense along with true freshman Stephon Gilmore.
---Special teams coach Shane Beamer issued an open invitation for anyone to try out on Friday for back up punter. The only ones to show up were freshman quarterback Andrew Clifford and sophomore defensive tackle Melvin Ingram. No word on who got it or next step, anyone can punt call Beamer.
-- Spurrier said freshman Matt Coffee will greyshirt while rehabbing a knee injury that ended his senior season after 2 games. Coffee, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., will enroll in January '10.
-- Devin Taylor looks like he could be a weapon on special teams: The 6-7 defensive end blocked a field goal when he jumped and got his right hand on Spencer Lanning’s kick. Could be good weapone to have....
Other News of Note
- Gamecocks walk-on Sherman turning heads — quickly
- USC finds a silent partner
- Congrats to Mr. Owings, the first player from a S.C. high school or college to be selected, will not attend USC, where he had signed to play. Instead he will report Wednesday to the Missoula (Mont.) Osprey, the Diamondbacks’ affiliate in the rookie-level Pioneer League, which plays through Sept. 11.