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Gamecocks RB Mike Davis’ status for A&M game up in the air

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This is certainly, at bare minimum, an interesting development that bears monitoring.

South Carolina’s Mike Davis has been unable to practice the past two days because of a rib injury. Both the running back and his position coach have told the media that, essentially, there’s nothing to worry about.

That’s not the tone his head coach took as Steve Spurrier, already dealing with the loss of a starting offensive lineman, intimated Wednesday that the star back could miss the opener against Texas A&M because of the injury.

“Mike Davis has been hurt, he hasn’t practiced all week,” Spurrier told the Sportstalk radio network by way of The State. “I don’t know if he’d even be able to start or not. But we got Brandon Wilds, he’s ready to go. Shon Carson, Dave Williams, so we’re in good shape there. …

“He hasn’t practiced much, so we’ll see how much he’s ready to play for the game.”

It could just be a case of the OBC playing mind games with his opponents a week ahead of their season-opening date with the Aggies that also doubles as the conference opener for both. Or, it could be very real concern.

Whatever the case, a healthy Davis is an all-important key for whatever success the Gamecocks have this season.

One of the more underrated players in not only the SEC but in college football as a whole, Davis led USC with 1,183 yards and 11 touchdowns. He’s also a weapon out of the backfield as his 34 receptions for 352 yards were good for fourth on the team.

Carson’s 256 yards and Wilds’ 221 yards last season made them the second- and third-leading rushers among running backs.

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8 Responses to “Gamecocks RB Mike Davis’ status for A&M game up in the air”
  1. classyjacklambert says: Aug 21, 2014 12:01 PM

    But that’s their one good player!

  2. florida727 says: Aug 21, 2014 12:38 PM

    If there’s a silver lining for the ‘Cocks, it’s that if Davis doesn’t go, his replacement(s) have college-level experience. It’s not like they have to plug in a freshman.

    That aside, I didn’t know Davis’ numbers from last this were that impressive. I hope he plays. He’ll be fun to watch, especially if 100% healthy.

    Ahh, college football, right around the corner :)

  3. jonkybon says: Aug 21, 2014 2:52 PM

    You hvae to wonder if Slurrier is afraid that Davis is pulling a Clowney (half heartedly playing/practicing to save himself for the draft). All coaches, including the Ole Drunk Sack want their players practicing hard.

  4. militarygamecock says: Aug 21, 2014 2:56 PM

    At JackieBoyLambert. I thought you were a Clemson Fan due to all the negative comments on the Gamecocks. I guess i was wrong because i dont see any post from you on the article regarding Clemson losing their starter for the entire year. Nor, did i see any comment from you regarding the loss of an OT to transfer.

    My mistake. As far as the loss of Mike Davis, not too worried about that. Brandon Wilds is a beast and Shonn Carson is pretty good himself. Let’s not forget the starting QB for Carolina has already logged a pretty big win AT Clemson in his career.

    Oh yeah, i hated to see Clemson’s RB go down. I’m not one of the Clemson Haters, ’cause the School and Campus is awesome up there. I even wear orange when i go hunting down here.

  5. militarygamecock says: Aug 21, 2014 3:00 PM

    Oh crap Donkey Kong is posting too. Hey, who is your College team? I thought you were a clemson fan too but no posts on the Clemson articles either. You really don’t like Steve Spurrier. Have you met the guy? Was he a jerk to you? I met him at an Alumni event and the guy is great. I guess all us good ole boys who like to drink beer and play golf stick together and get along pretty well.

  6. jets12 says: Aug 21, 2014 3:32 PM

    @militarygamecock jonkybon is a Georgia fan. So he is staying quiet due to all the inmates they have in their program. Plus he is a liar and hypocrite.

  7. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 21, 2014 3:43 PM

    As an Aggie, I can’t wait to get this game on. I so wish I could make the trip to Columbia for this one. The atmosphere at Williams-Brice looks awesome.

  8. militarygamecock says: Aug 21, 2014 4:52 PM

    Aah, Donkey bone is a UGA fan. Makes a lot of sense for the hatred of Spurrier. Mark Richt has always been in the Ole’ ball coach’s shadow. I’ve been athens, nice Vet School, not much to do up there though. As far as UGA fans are concerned, i’ve seen them treat opposing fans. Watched a jackwagon UGA fan pour a beer on a GT fan for no reason at all. Stay classy…

    To the Aggie fans, should be a fun time up in Williams Brice. Curious to see how this game will play out.

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