On Thursday, South Carolina coach Will Muschamp announced that Colorado State graduate transfer Collin Hill will be the Gamecocks’ starting quarterback, beating out sophomore Ryan Hilinski. At CSU, Hill played for head coach Mike Bobo, now the offensive coordinator at South Carolina.

Bobo filled in for Muschamp on Thursday’s “Carolina Calls.” Hill was a popular topic.

“You want a guy that when he steps on that field, the 10 guys on that field, the 70 guys on that sideline, all believe he’s the guy. Collin was the most consistent,” Bobo said of the decision, per David Cloninger of The Post and Courier.

Muschamp noted earlier that it was a “very difficult decision.” On the radio show, Bobo noted that the staff was thorough in its quarterback evaluations, grading every play.

“Collin was the most consistent throughout camp, through the three scrimmages,” Bobo said, according to Ben Breiner of The State. “We went over it with a fine-toothed comb.”

During his time at Colorado State, where he was coached by Bobo, Hill started 11 games. During his time with the Rams, he completed 263 of 433 passes with 3,323 passing yards with 23 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

The Gamecocks are set to open the season at home on Saturday, Sept. 26 against Tennessee in Williams-Brice Stadium.