With less than 20 days to go before the first real snap of the college football season, the South Carolina Gamecocks have ramped up their preparations for their opening contest.
QB Jake Bentley talked about two big throws he made to Deebo Samuel and Hayden Hurst during Saturday’s intrasquad practice and expounded on the creativity they’ve been able to use with more consistent line play. Bentley also shared how Shi Smith has been shadowing Samuel and can be used as a deep threat to either mimic or supplant Samuel’s effectiveness. According to Bentley, the quarterback room has already started formulating the game plan that will be used against USC’s first set of opponents.
Hear from the sophomore signal-caller below:
Tuesday’s practice also gave the media a first chance to speak to new offensive line coach Eric Wolford. The former run-game coordinator and offensive line coach under Steve Spurrier returns to Columbia following one season with the San Francisco 49ers. His tutelage has paid big dividends according to both players and coaches and has revitalized a unit that needed a resurgence.
Wolford believes he has his starting five in place, and reveals why Malik Young has won the job at tackle in the audio below: