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Glimpse at strategy? Will Muschamp says former Nick Saban assistants must be aggressive to beat Alabama
Seeing as how Champ goes conservative when we get leads (save for CSU this past weekend) we’re definitely going to get fried this weekend.
Champ is extremely loyal, loyal to a fault. If Hilinski doesn’t win out Bentley will be the day 1 starter against Coastal in 2020, mark my words. “He still gives us the best chance to win ball games”.
No. Kirby is loyal to the program, which is why when the team was playing better with Fromm he stuck with it. Had that been Champ he would have rolled Eason back out there. That’s Champs Achilles heel... loyalty to players/coaches instead of the program.
1. If the diagnosis is true Bentley is done for the year. Unless Hilinski facilitates wins over every non-Big 3 (Bama, Clemson, USG) and/or a Big 3 then Bentley will redshirt this year and take the job back in the Spring without question. 2. Expectations have absolutely changed with a TF QB running this gauntlet imho. I think expectations have dropped from 8 wins to 4 or 5. 3. Champs buyout, if he were to be fired this year at all, is $22 million. Why? I have absolutely no idea. He won’t be evaluated until the end of 2020 regardless of what happens this year.
I honestly think everything on this list is attainable, except Feaster running for 1,000 yards. They’ll split the load between him and a Dowdle so long as Dowdle is healthy. Our o-line doesn’t have a lot of experience and I think the first 3-4 games will be their “schooling”, so to speak, and those games will be tougher because they’ll be learning. I think those 3-4 games are why we’ll have a 1,600 yard RB unit but no 1,000 yard rusher.
Interesting. Can’t wait to see if the defense can take advantage of this.
Feaster has no bearing on Valentines transfer. The kid was posting about concerns with his mental health, on Twitter, at the beginning of the summer. This transfer has more to do with that. You guys need some who actually follows Gamecock football writing these articles.
If you lose your job at the start of the year and your replacement is doing all the right things, the odds of earning your spot back are slim and none because 1st team practice reps go with the starter. And no coach worth his salt will replace someone who is producing during games with someone who is “producing” with practice reps. He gets his job back if the incumbent doesn’t produce or gets hurt. Period.
Career backup in the ACC is entirely misleading. Current backup, who lost his starting job due to injury, on a 2 time National Champion that throttled the best team the SEC has had this decade. Totally different context.
I think he ultimately goes 700-800 yards rushing, 200-300 yards receiving, with 10’ish TD’s. If he does more than that, alleviating a lot of pressure for Bentley, this could be a 9 regular season win squad... or more.
Adds quality depth but I’m not crowning him as the next coming yet. I need to see it. Hopefully his addition is a kick in the ass to the RB room and everyone, Feaster included, have outstanding years.
Didn’t take long to get out first f Bentley article!
Watch our games. S&C has nothing to do with guys falling awkwardly, getting rolled on, and having bodies fall on them. Unless S&C is strengthening bones. Did I miss something?
Bray threw for 3500 yards his last year at UT, which Bentley is more than poised to do. Bray also threw for 12 INT’s and only won 5 games. Bray was erratic with his decision making, which cost his team games (e.g. the INT against us to lose the game on the final drive). Bray probably left another 800 yards on the field that year.
Hurts for me to say this but the comparison is legit. He’s nowhere near as bad as Bray, but his decision making is head scratching for at least 1.5 quarters a game.
The physical tools have never been in question when it comes to Jake. Physically he’s an elite QB. He’s just so inconsistent, since his freshman year, and THAT has been the problem. If he’s consistently making good decisions this could be a very special year, regardless of the schedule. If not it’s going to get ugly fast.
Every injury we had last year was bone related and that has nothing to do with S&C. Had they been soft tissue or muscle related injuries I’d agree with you whole heartedly. S&C has nothing to do with opponents rolling on ankles and falling on players. That’s just bad luck.
Biggest issue with our offense will lie with the consistency of our QB. Will he go through his progressions and blister defenses like he did against Clemson, or will he lock in on receivers and not go through his progressions, like he did against UGA? Running game should improve with Feaster (should he come here) or designating Denson as RB1. Denson ran with power and vision down the stretch last year and Rico is better when he feels he has something to prove or someone to beat out. Our WR’s DID have a case of the drops for about 4 games last year and I’m hoping they’re done with that. Experience is a reason for optimism but we’ve been a very inconsistent team over the past 2 years. Until I see a consistent team my worst win total is 5. If we play consistent football we win 9 games loosing to UGA, Bama, and freaking Clemson again. F*€% Clemson by the way.
Agreed. Kid came to school with all the physical tools. He could be our first elite RB since Mike Davis if he lowers his base when he runs. I’m pumped about this kid.
Hopefully he can find, or develop, an RB1 out of the backs we have!
Disappointing season for sure. Even with all the I juries we were too inconsistent to be considered anything but average to good. Hoping something clicks for this team and they put it together.
2 years minimum.
No sh*t my man! No. Sh*t!!!
The better more composed QB played that day. If Bentley has played that game you would have won.
He’s been too inconsistent to be anywhere near the first 2 rounds. I’m thinking he’s a 3rd-4th round guy because he is an intelligent player in the film room, he has size, and he’ll test through the roof and make every pass look effortless at the combine and at a pro-day. He’d be the no. 2 QB on any roster from day 1. His decision depends on how much money he wants to get out of the gate.
Four-star South Carolina commit Jamario Holley reportedly no longer included in team’s recruiting class
North Western has a history of not preparing athletes for college. Like, a TON of them.
After watching Bailey break his leg against Akron, I don’t blame him!