October 24, 2007

Batchelor latest to get O-Line chance

The offensive guard position has been a merry-go-round this season for South Carolina.

One more rider is about to get on board.

Heath Batchelor, a redshirt freshman from Haleyville, Ala. that has spent the past several weeks as the backup to Jamon Meredith at left tackle, has received a long look at right guard this week and could play a significant number of snaps on Saturday when South Carolina faces Tennessee in an ESPN nationally televised 7:45 p.m. contest.

"There's a new name, Heath Batchelor," USC head coach Steve Spurrier said Wednesday. "He's been a backup tackle for eight weeks. He's probably played six plays all year. Maybe he'll be our right guard."

Spurrier's comments followed a two-hour indoor workout as heavy rains in the Columbia made the Bluff Road practice fields unplayable.

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