Spurrier still critical of offensive line

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH) - It's starting to sound like a broken record in Gamecock Nation, and it's one fans probably want to stop hearing.

After Saturday's scrimmage head coach Steve Spurrier said the team has "some soft guys" on the offensive line, and two days later he's singing the same tune.

After reviewing film of that scrimmage, Spurrier's analysis remains the same.

"We had some good plays here and there. We had a lot of bad plays. The pass protection is an issue. Hopefully we'll get better at it as we go," said Spurrier after Monday night's practice. "As the NFL boys would say, we've got to get the kinks out before the season starts."

Spurrier doesn't anticipate making any personnel changes along the offensive line considering there are mainly freshmen backing up the players currently in the starting roles.

If you're looking for some good news, receiver Bruce Ellington and tight end Rory "Busta" Anderson appear to be making progress as they recover from nagging hamstring injuries.

Spurrier expects both to back in practice within three or four days. He anticipates Ellington will be ready to play in the Aug. 29 season opener against North Carolina.

The Gamecocks return to practice Tuesday morning. It is closed to the public.