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      Gamecocks practice Monday night

      COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC) - The University of South Carolina football squad practiced twice on Monday and despite a brief delay in the evening due to thunderstorms were able to get back on the field at Williams-Brice Stadium to finish the evening workout.{}"We came into the stadium tonight after a little sprinkle and threw the ball around a little bit," said South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier.{} "Walk-on quarterback Perry Orth probably threw it around better than anybody.{} The receivers caught the ball a little better tonight that was encouraging.{} The defense did some good things."South Carolina wide receivers Damiere Byrd and Bruce Ellington missed practice due to hamstring injuries.{} Also sidelined was junior defensive end Jadeveon Clowney with a bruised shoulder.{}{}"Damiere and Bruce tried to run this morning and it wouldn't surprise me if they are out the first game the way their hamstrings are coming around.{} We are planning on playing maybe without them.{} Right now Clowney has a bruised shoulder.{} If it doesn't come around real soon we may play without him the first game.{} Right now, they may not play.{} We have other guys ready to play."A pair of Gamecock players switched positions and numbers.{} Pharoh Cooper moved over from cornerback to wide receiver and is now wearing No. 11 with Jamari Smith switching from tailback to cornerback and wearing No. 3 for the Garnet & Black.{} Also making his first appearance in a uniform was freshman spur Mohamed Camara.{} He will wear No. 32 for the Gamecocks.The Gamecocks will return to the practice fields on Tuesday morning. The practice is closed.

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