The college football season if officially less than one week away when the Texas A&M Aggies take on the South Carolina Gamecocks on the first game on the SEC Network, but South Carolina running back Mike Davis may not be able to play according to his head coach Steve Spurrier.
“Mike Davis has been hurt, he hasn’t practiced all week,” coach Steve Spurrier told the Sportstalk radio network after Wednesday’s practice via gogamecocks.com. “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.”
Davis told The State that the rib injury that has kept him out of practice was nothing serious and running backs coach Everette Sands said not to worry, so could this just be a motivational tactic by the “Old Ball Coach” to get his star running back back on the practice field?
Spurrier continued, “He hasn’t practiced much, so we’ll see how much he’s ready to play for the game.”
It wouldn’t be the first time Spurrier or any other football coach has done as he wants to get the focal point of his offense back on the field and ready for the Aggies on August 28. Davis thinks the whole thing is a bit of a laugher and based on this tweet, sounds like the Gamecocks leading rusher will be in the starting lineup.
Y’all really think I’m going to miss the first game ? ok
— IG Mike28Davis (@Mike28davis) August 21, 2014
Davis rushed for 1,183 yards and 11 touchdowns last season and was leading the SEC in rushing into November before suffering an injury against Mississippi State that slowed him.
Do you side with Spurrier or Davis and his position coach here?