Mike Davis will be there for the opener, but one of South Carolina’s top players on the other side of the ball won’t be. At least, not at the start.
Defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward confirmed Skai Moore will not start the opener against Texas A&M Thursday night. Why? It appears the coaching staff is looking to send a message to the linebacker and, by extension, the entire team.
“He’ll play. He’ll play early,” the coordinator said. “Just got to make sure he does what he’s supposed to do when you ask him to do something.”
With the sophomore Moore sidelined, fellow sophomore Jonathan Walton will get the starting nod against the Aggies.
Last season as a true freshman, Moore led the team in both tackles (56) and interceptions (four). For that, he was named by the coaches as a first-team Freshman All-SEC performer.