Tape It Up: LSU: Flynn Is In

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LSU: Flynn Is In

LSU quarterback Matt Flynn may still be recovering from a high ankle sprain, but the pain of watching his team play from the sideline is decidedly worse. The sprain, which Flynn suffered Sept. 8 against Virginia Tech, kept him out of all of last week's game against Middle Tennessee, but the senior expects to be back in his starting role on Saturday when No. 2 LSU welcomes No. 12 South Carolina to Tiger Stadium. And that's a good thing, even if Flynn is not 100%.

South Carolina is not a team to take lightly, and as LSU's first true SEC test, now is a good time for the senior QB to push himself.

“I feel a lot better right now,” Flynn said before practice Monday. “We need to go out and try to push it a little bit in practice, see how it feels.”

Sophomore Ryan Perrilloux started for Flynn on Saturday and did just fine, completing 20 of 25 pass attempts for 298 yards and three touchdowns, but Flynn is ready to retake his rightful spot directing the nation's second-best team. With the swelling reduced, the senior does not think he will be hampered in his ability to scramble or run the option, and since he arrived on the sideline last week with both ankles taped, South Carolina has no way of knowing which leg to attack. The Gamecocks may simply go for both, but Flynn should be healthy enough on Saturday to scamper out of trouble. And if he's not, he's got a rather capable backup in Perrilloux waiting in the wings.


Adams: Put Me In, Coach
Ole Miss quarterback Seth Adams is nursing a right shoulder injury, but he can't imagine why his coach would keep him out of Saturday's matchup with Florida. The defending national champions are coming to Oxford and Adams sees his sprained shoulder as just another obstacle to overcome on the hard path to upseting the Gators.

Adams suffered a separation in his AC joint in the fourth quarter of Saturday's 31-17 loss at Vanderbilt. He was sacked and landed on his throwing shoulder, aggrivating an injury that happened earlier in the game when Adams was scrambling out of the pocket. Despite the quarterback's confidence in his ability to play, head coach Ed Orgeron has deemed his status a game-time decision, and the 6-foot-4, 225-pound senior is spending the week off the practice field and in the training room, going through rehab exercises to get himself ready for Saturday.

And according to Adams, he will be ready for Saturday.

If Adams can't go, Brent Schaeffer, last season's starter, will most likely step in under center, although redshirt freshman Michael Herrick will also get a look in practice this week. Schaeffer lost his starting job after last season's inconsistent performances, but started on the right foot when he came in on Saturday, completing a 54-yard touchdown pass on his first play from scrimmage. That was all he would complete, though, as the senior finished 1-for-5 with two sacks.

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