Miles to start for Lattimore; Golson game-time decision

No. 7 (BCS) South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore will not start Saturday’s SEC showdown against No. 2 Florida due to a hip injury that prevented him from practicing this week.

Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier said Lattimore didn’t practice Tuesday or Wednesday and that his playing status is uncertain. Spurrier hopes he can spell starter Kenny Miles, who has seen limited action this season.

Lattimore has rushed for 584 yards and 10 touchdowns this season, and he enjoyed his career-best day as a freshman at Florida in 2010. He rushed a career-high 40 times for a career-high 212 yards and three touchdowns as the Gamecocks knocked off Florida 36-14 for the SEC Eastern Division title on Nov. 13, 2010 in The Swamp.

The Gamecocks also will be without defensive lineman Kelcy Quarles, who is suspended from the game for punching an LSU player in last week’s loss to the Tigers.

* Former Myrtle Beach High star quarterback Everett Golson is listed as a game-time decision for No. 5 Notre Dame’s matchup with BYU on Saturday.

Golson suffered a mild concussion in last week’s 20-13 overtime victory over Stanford and backup Tommy Rees finished the game for the Irish. Rees led the game-tying field goal drive and the overtime TD drive.

Golson was cleared to practice on Wednesday but did not get the number of reps head coach Brian Kelley would have liked. He said the decision to start Golson or Rees would be made shortly before kickoff.

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