Luke Doty discusses what's holding the South Carolina offense back
Luke Doty spoke to the media following the 45-20 loss to Tennessee on Saturday. Doty took a lot of blame when it came to the turnovers that allowed the Volunteers to extend their lead.
The Gamecocks fell behind early on in the Tennessee game, allowing 35 unanswered points. The Gamecocks offense didn’t get on the board until late in the second quarter on a 6-yard Kevin Harris touchdown run to make it 38-7 Tennessee.
Per Hale McGranahan of 247 Sports, Doty believes that the reason the South Carolina offense is struggling as of late is because the Gamecocks can’t finish drives.
“I think it’s just starting fast and finishing drives. We’ve come out in the first quarter and we go three-and-out, three-and-out, maybe get a drive going, then stall out, so really it’s just about finishing drives and starting fast. That’s been something we’ve put an emphasis on, especially today. It’s just starting practice fast, in the things that we do, then carrying that moment throughout practice. Not stalling out, then hitting a lull, once we get to period 12, 13. Just continuing to move with great tempo and fly around, get calls in and out, have great communication, because that definitely helps us move a lot faster.”
South Carolina’s (3-3) next game will be against 2-4 Vanderbilt at Williams-Brice Stadium at 4 p.m. ET on SEC Network on Saturday.