After reviewing the UNC film, Will Muschamp evaluates Jake Bentley's play
After he took time to review the poor performance against North Carolina, Will Muschamp offered an evaluation about his team and areas to improve for South Carolina.
One key area was at quarterback where Jake Bentley made two costly interceptions late. Bentley was 16-for-30 passing for 142 yards, with one TD and the two picks.
“I think he needs to throw the ball better … it’s not on one person, and I know everyone wants to blame one guy for it, but that’s not the case,” Muschamp said on a Sunday evening media teleconference, and included any backup quarterback solution in his answer, according to David Cloninger of the Post & Courier. “We’re evaluating everything right now moving forward.”
While many fans are clamoring for a change, Muschamp doesn’t appear to be heading in that direction ahead of this week’s game against Charleston Southern. However, the Gamecocks face Alabama the following week, and backup QB Ryan Hilinski’s chances will likely become more visible if Bentley’s play continues in this fashion.
Muschamp on Jake Bentley: “I think he needs to throw the ball better … it’s not on one person, and I know everyone wants to blame one guy for it, but that’s not the case. (In terms of backup QBs), we’re evaluating everything right now moving forward.”
— David Cloninger (@DCPandC) September 1, 2019