With all of the foot injuries that have hit No. 12 South Carolina it has been difficult at times for defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward to prepare for undefeated UCF.
All-American defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is playing with bone spurs in his right foot, an injury he's had since high school. The Gamecocks other defensive end, Chaz Sutton, has a mid-foot sprain that routinely flare up.
''We've had a lot of foot injuries this year, that's more than normal,'' Ward said.
And that's meant balancing practice with rest, something Ward and his staff will likely have to do with both linemen the remainder of the season. The two spent much of South Carolina's bye week getting treatment and not irritating their injuries so they'll be full-speed when the 12th-ranked Gamecocks (2-1) take on the Knights (3-0) on Saturday in Orlando, Fla.
''You always want to develop continuity with the same 11 guys who are starters practicing,'' Ward said. ''It's just something we're going to have to deal wi...