Shane Beamer taking heat on social media after disastrous trick play call vs. Tennessee
Shane Beamer doesn’t call the plays for the South Carolina offense. That duty falls on OC Marcus Satterfield.
But, when you’re the head coach, you take the heat when your team does something inexplicable.
That’s what happened with the Gamecocks on Saturday at Tennessee. Down at the 2-yard line, the Gamecocks ran a trick play, having the running back on the play (who was actually WR Jalen Brooks) attempt a pass.
As you can see below, it was intercepted easily by the Tennessee defense:
Then, Tennessee drove down the field to make the score 21-0 in the first quarter:
— ✯✯✯✯✯ (@FTBVids_YT) October 9, 2021
Naturally, Beamer was taking some heat on social media after that sequence. You can see some of the reactions from South Carolina fans on Twitter below:
Shane Beamer has cited the SEC as “big boy football” the past few weeks.
If you’re committed to playing “big boy football”, you don’t run two trick plays on the goal line.
— The Spurs Up Show (@TheSpursUpShow) October 9, 2021
Six games in and I hate Shane Beamer as much as I’ve hated any Gamecock in my lifetime
— John Whitaker (@WhitakerJohnr) October 9, 2021
Shane Beamer needs to have a serious conversation with his OC unit. Give them a chewing and tell them to step it up.
— Trevor (@t_rev2310) October 9, 2021
Boy Shane Beamer and Satterfield calling plays like they playing PlayStation.
You put a D Lineman in to throw a pass when your offense is rolling.
— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari_Sellers) October 9, 2021
Someone tell Shane Beamer when you have 1st and goal at the 1 to just give the ball to Harris 4 times in a row. No wonder the Gamecocks are so bad on offense. Just absolute terrible play calling by the South Carolina coaches.
— Weeb (@Weeb33) October 9, 2021
South Carolina didn’t even have a coaching search. They saw Shane Beamer and shut it down.
— zach ragan (@zachTNT) October 9, 2021
Tennessee now leads 28-0 as the second quarter is set to start. The blowout is on in Knoxville.