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COLUMBIA, S.C. USC SID  (October 7, 2010) – The No. 19/20 South Carolina Gamecocks (3-1, 1-1 SEC) were

back at the Bluff Road “Proving Grounds” Thursday afternoon as they continued preparations for

Saturday contest with Alabama.

The big news following practice was that linebacker Shaq Wilson may be finished for the season. “He

won’t play anymore this year, I don’t think,” said Ellis Johnson, Assistant Head Coach – Defense. “He

could play again, but he’s not going to be full speed. He wasn’t full speed against Auburn. He pulled a

little bit in that game. He did a good job, he’s smarter than the rest of them, he’s in position to make a lot

of plays, but there were a lot of plays he couldn’t make and he knows it. I think he’s frustrated. I really

don’t think even if he took two or three more weeks to get it well it would be worth the problem because

it would flair right back up. So he’s going to have to get off that thing and get a medical (redshirt). We

don’t have any choice.”

Good news on DeVonte Holloman, however after the Gamecock safety suffered a concussion in the loss

at Auburn two weeks ago. “He’s had two really good days of practice. He’ll be fine. We’re just very thin

back there. Right now he’s had a good week of practice and he’s ready to go.” Coach Johnson also

confirmed that D.J. Swearinger would get the start over Akeem Auguste at the other safety position.

The Gamecocks will host the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide (5-0, 2-0 SEC) at 3:39 p.m. on

Saturday, October 9. The game will be televised nationally on CBS with Verne Lundquist and Gary

Danielson in the booth and Tracy Wolfson working the sidelines. In addition, the CBS College Sports

Network’s SEC Tailgate Show will air live from the fairgrounds from 2-3 p.m.

ESPN’s College GameDay presented by The Home Depot will also be live from Columbia on Saturday.

That three-hour show will be held at the historic Horseshoe in the middle of the University of South

Carolina campus beginning at 9 a.m. The first hour will be televised on ESPNU, while the final two

hours can be seen on ESPN.

The Gamecocks will return to the practice fields on Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m.