SEC Showdown with Georgia Set For Saturday on ESPN
(September 7, 2011) – The 12th-ranked University of South Carolina
(1-0, 0-0 SEC) practiced Wednesday afternoon in
preparation for Saturday’s SEC showdown in Athens
against the Georgia
Bulldogs (0-1, 0-0 SEC). Game time is set for 4:30 p.m. ET at Sanford
the contest will be televised nationally on ESPN.
Wednesday’s practice, special teams coach John Butler was pleased that
his punt return unit was
able to get a score, the first time South
Carolina had returned a punt for a touchdown since the 2003 season.
“You have to give the majority of the credit to Ace (Sanders) and our
guys holding them up. You have to
have a good returner, but then you
have to have ten guys blocking for him, and that’s what we had,”
Butler. “I thought our coverage units were solid,” continued Butler.
“Other than the one bad punt by
Joey (Scribner-Howard) I thought he
punted nice for the day. His biggest thing to build on is consistency.
I thought (kicker) Jay Wooten did a great job. He had three touchbacks
and put the ball where we wanted
to put it. Overall, there was a lot to
coach off of both positively and negatively.”
knows his troops will have their hands full with Georgia return
specialist Brandon Boykin. “I’ve
studying a lot of film on him. That
kid can fly. We’ve got a challenge this week. That’s a huge weapon for
them. That’s field position for them. Anytime he touches the ball he
can take that thing to the house. But
we’ve got some pretty good