Gamecock QB room losing another arm: Collin Hill will not be returning to South Carolina
When offensive coordinator Mike Bobo made the decision to leave South Carolina for Auburn, just days after being retained by new Gamecocks head coach Shane Beamer, that ended the Collin Hill era in Columbia.
Following Bobo’s decision to move on from South Carolina, Hill has made the decision not to return for the Gamecocks in 2021. The quarterback’s decision to not return to South Carolina has been reported by multiple outlets but was first shared by Josh Kendall of The Athletic.
Hill came to South Carolina this time last year as a graduate transfer from Colorado State, following Bobo who was fired by the Rams before being hired by Will Muschamp to run the Gamecock offense. Hill had the option of gaining another season of eligibility due to the NCAA giving out a free season of eligibility in 2020.
In his one season in Columbia, Hill completed 127 of his 215 passing attempts (59.1 percent) for 1,411 yards with six touchdowns and six interceptions. While his numbers weren’t great, Hill did lead South Carolina to its only two wins of the season.
Some Gamecock fans may not lose any sleep over this news after the team turned the page on Hill at the end of the 2020 season, giving way to true freshman Luke Doty during the final two and a half games of the season, but now the South Carolina QB room is done to just two signal-callers in Doty and incoming freshman Colten Gauthier.
Look for South Carolina to add multiple quarterbacks this offseason via the transfer portal, as the Gamecocks likely can’t afford to go into a season with only two scholarship signal-callers on its roster.