Gamecocks release depth chart for Thursday’s opener against Texas A&M

NCAA Football: South Carolina at Arkansas

South Carolina released its depth chart Sunday a few minutes before Steve Spurrier’s press conference in prep for Thursday’s season opener against Texas A&M on SEC Network.


Dylan Thompson; Perry Orth OR Connor Mitch

Mike Davis; Brandon Wilds

Connor McLaurin; Jordan Diaz

Shaq Roland; Damiere Byrd

Pharoh Cooper; K.J. Brent

Nick Jones; Carlton Heard

Left tackle
Corey Robinson’ Mason Zandi

Left guard
A.J. Cann; Will Sport

Clayton Stadnik OR Will Sport

Right guard
Cody Waldrop; Alan Knott

Right tackle
Brandon Shell; Na’Ty Rodgers

Tight end
Rory Anderson; Jerell Adams


Defensive end
Gerald Dixon; Mason Harris

Defensive tackle
J.T. Surratt; Phillip Dukes

Defensive tackle
Gerald Dixon Jr.; Abu Lamin

Defensive end
Darius English; David Johnson

Middle linebacker
T.J. Holloman; Kaiwan Lewis

Weakside linebacker
Skai Moore; Jonathan Walton

Sharrod Golightly; Jordan Diggs

Brison Williams; Chris Lammons

Boundary safety
Chris Moody; Kadetrix Marcus

Free safety
Chaz Elder; T.J. Gurley

Al Harris Jr.; Rico McWilliams


Kickoff specialist
Landon Ard; Elliott Fry

Elliott Fry; Landon Ard

Tyler Hull; Patrick Fish

Pharoh Cooper

Pharoh Cooper

Short snapper
Ryland Culbertson

Long snapper
Drew Williams

Patrick Fish; Tyler Hull

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  • Why is the depth chart showing a 4-3 scheme?

    • I believe it is showing your 4-2-5 scheme, because the SPUR is actually a DB masquerading as a linebacker. The 3-4 they have discussed will move out one of your DTs and add the BOB, but I am an A&M fan just trying to study up on the competition.

      This will be an interesting game. This is probably the smallest team A&M has played since it joined the SEC outside of Vandy. I think USC would have matched up very well against last year’s A&M team, but the “profile” of this year’s team is so much bigger.

      • Lol you have to be kidding. We have a few smaller guys on defense but to say we are “small” is a false statement. Just saying watch out for our “small” linebackers. Not to mention we have the most massive offensive line in the conference.

        The only way I see A&M winning is if your offense puts up over 40. You guys will likely have the best offense in the SEC by the end of next year, but you aren’t even close to that yet. All the receivers are green (although extremely talented) and same goes for your QB. Playing your first game on the road in the place with the longest home winning streak is a monumental task. Especially when you have to face an offense that can keep a lead by running the ball down your throat.

  • I can’t wait til Thursday! I’ll be in the 2nd row!! COCKS!!!!