CarolinaGC23

USC - B.A., M.H.R., J.D.

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Obviously, someone is lying. Media guy, media guy's source, or USC. Might not be a bad idea to have Hilinski step out to the mic and clear this up.
If indeed he had a torn ACL and meniscus dating back to the Georgia game, it would seem that allowing him to continue to play would be massively stupid and irresponsible. He is a true freshman in the SEC. All this time I was calling him soft. I admit I was wrong on that. You have a 4 star Mr. SC Football backing him up. Why do this?
It was a one possession ball game going into the 4th quarter. And we weren’t “comfortably” ahead until Edwards TD with roughly 6 to go. I am a rare Muschamp supporter but I don’t feel any better about what this team is after the game last night, though I am excited for the Fenwick/Harris combo over the next couple of years.
I agree with you 100%. My issue with this move is that USC didn’t have to force a guy’s hand this year. If this happened next season when both guys are battling for the #1 spot, so be it. But, USC is not a Bama, Clemson, UGA, or even A&M for that matter. We can’t afford to lose high quality depth like those other programs. If Joyner leaves, and I hope he does not, next year we are starting a true Sophomore with mostly freshmen behind him. Unless Hilinski is a Trevor Lawrence type guy, that makes me feel really, really uneasy.
The only way this makes sense is if they plan to play Hilinski at some point this year and if Joyner was incompetent at the position. Obviously, the spring game is now an outdated guide as to how the two compare, but Hilinski must have improved tremendously over the summer to be clearly considered the favorite over Joyner. Now, USC gets Hilinski for as a possible starter for only 3/4 years that he is eligible and you likely lose a rare athletic talent that could fill in nicely as a backup/role player next year. Muschamp has not shown us any indication that Jake is on a short leash, but who knows. I really hope Joyner decides to stay and either grind it out as the #3 or try a new position, but I won’t hold my breath. Again, unless this is a glaringly obvious football decision that must be made, we just put ourselves in a position to run off a highly recruited, excellent athletic talent for seemingly no reason.
The only way this makes sense is if they plan to play Hilinski at some point this year and if Joyner was incompetent at the position. Obviously, the spring game is now an outdated guide as to how the two compare, but Hilinski must have improved tremendously over the summer to be clearly considered the favorite over Joyner. Now, USC gets Hilinski for as a possible starter for only 3/4 years that he is eligible and you likely lose a rare athletic talent that could fill in nicely as a backup/role player next year. Muschamp has not shown us any indication that Jake is on a short leash, but who knows. I really hope Joyner decides to stay and either grind it out as the #3 or try a new position, but I won’t hold my breath. Again, unless this is a glaringly obvious football decision that must be made, we just put ourselves in a position to run off a highly recruited, excellent athletic talent for seemingly no reason.
I was on the Scarnecchia bandwagon last week and feel like he is deserving of a shot to play this week. However, Bentley would have had a monster game last week if his usually reliable receivers didn't catch a severe case of the yips. I think giving Bentley the start is all good here as long as Scarnecchia truly has a chance to step in if Bentley throws an INT early . . . it's not like we are still considered a contender to win the East! (Side Note: not sure if it is fair to say we were ever really a contender this year)
McElroy graduated from Alabama in three years with a degree in business marketing.[54] As an undergraduate he had a 3.85 GPA,[55] and applied for, but did not win, a Rhodes Scholarship in 2010.[56] In December 2010 he obtained a Master of Science degree in sports management, completing it with a 4.0 GPA.[57][58] In September 2010, McElroy was named the 20th-smartest athlete in sports by Sporting News.[59] During the NFL Combine in February 2011, McElroy scored a 43[60] out of 50 on the Wonderlic Test of intelligence. Gonna say he probably gets into Vandy...
I don't think you can predict what this team is going to do in their remaining games. But the numbers don't back them up in terms of winning many. Historically, the Gamecocks are 9-25 all time against Tennessee, but currently on a two game winning streak against them. They are 7-8 against Ole Miss all-time and won the last two against them. They are 9-26 (even worse at the Swamp) all time against Florida, who is looking pretty good right now and are 1-1 against them w/ Muschamp. Finally, they are looking at going 0-5 to Clemson, at Clemson this year and are 42-69 all time against the Tigers. Based on they way they have "played" so far this season, I think they come out strong and win at home vs Tennessee; lose at Ole Miss and get torched by Ta'amu; get thumped (as usual) by Florida in The Swamp; beat UT-Chatt; lose a close one to Clemson. That puts them at 5-6 without a makeup game, which weirdly seems like it won't get scheduled as we get deeper into the fall. Who knows though. They have tremendous talent on the squad. The could just as easily beat Ole Miss and Florida if they can pull themselves together.