Will Muschamp reveals how Collin Hill won the starting QB competition
Colorado State transfer Collin Hill won the starting quarterback job at South Carolina this summer largely because of how he handled himself from the moment he reached the practice field.
That’s why coach Will Muschamp and new offensive coordinator Mike Bobo chose him as the winner of the QB competition with Ryan Hilinski, Muschamp revealed on the SEC media teleconference on Wednesday.
“Well I think more than anything, consistency,” Muschamp said. “He’s been very consistent from day one. Really when we started back in July with the walkthroughs and things that we’re able to do. But overall consistency. We’ve had a lot of explosive plays he makes good decisions into position with the ball. But I think consistency would be the the number one thing.”
Hill has recovered from his third ACL injury, and he came from CSU where he appeared in 18 games with 11 starts. With the Rams, he passed for for 3,323 yards with 23 touchdowns and 11 interceptions, including five career 300-yard passing games.
Hill and the Gamecocks will show what they can do in the new Bobo offense leading South Carolina against Tennessee on Saturday in a game that many will watch. It’s expected to play a big role in the pecking order of the SEC East.