Things we learned at the first preseason practice

By Avery Wilks

The Gamecocks took the field Friday night to officially kick off the 2014 football season. Here's a few things we learned watching the team practice.

Patrick Fish hasn't changed a bit over the offseason, and we hope he never does.

Patrick Fish hasn't changed a bit over the offseason, and we hope he never does.

Marcquis Roberts continues to wear off-color undershirts, and he also continues to roll up his sleeves to show them off.  We don't see a reason for this to end, either.

Marcquis Roberts continues to wear off-color undershirts, and he also continues to roll up his sleeves to show them off.  We don't see a reason for this to end, either.

With no Jadeveon Clowney on the roster, it doesn't appear that any sleds are in grave danger of being tipped over. We'll keep you updated throughout the month, nonetheless.

With no Jadeveon Clowney on the roster, it doesn't appear that any sleds are in grave danger of being tipped over. We'll keep you updated throughout the month, nonetheless.

Damiere Byrd is just as fast as he was before his knee injury. (That's really fast.)

Damiere Byrd is just as fast as he was before his knee injury. (That's really fast.)

Cody Gibson apparently lost a tooth.

Cody Gibson apparently lost a tooth.

Gamecock Central's photographers (Chris Gillespie, here) know how to be in the right place at the right time.

Gamecock Central's photographers (Chris Gillespie, here) know how to be in the right place at the right time.