COLUMBIA — South Carolina worked under the lights at Williams-Brice Stadium on Monday night as the squad continued its preparations for the season opener, set for Aug. 29 against the North Carolina Tar Heels.

After looking at the film of Saturday’s scrimmage, head coach Steve Spurrier’s analysis of the performance had not changed.

“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,” he said.

“As the NFL boys would say, we’ve got to get the kinks out before the season starts.”

Spurrier confirmed that tight end Jerell Adams has a twisted ankle.

“He should be fine in four or five days. If not, he won’t be able to play,” Spurrier said.

Adams caught four passes for 90 yards and a touchdown in nine games as a freshman last season.

The Gamecocks will practice again on Tuesday beginning at 10:15 a.m. In a scheduling change, the team is tentatively scheduled to practice just once on Wednesday, with that practice also scheduled for 10:15 a.m.