You could argue the Gamecocks’ biggest addition during the offseason was the highly-touted offensive guru Dan Werner to help guide South Carolina through it’s offensive overhaul.
Speaking after Thursday’s practice, Werner spoke about the quarterback room he inherits, which include rising junior Jake Bentley, who he calls “one of the best he’s been around”.
Werner said with Bentley there are “no negatives”, and called his decision-making and leadership ability two of his greatest assets.
The new USC assistant also finds himself charged with the development of former Fort Dorchester quarterback of Dakereon Joyner, who Werner says has “made a progression from the Spring.” Werner said Joyner is looking more to trust his arm, and also did not rule out a specific package of plays he could run in the normal balance of the South Carolina offense.
To hear Werner’s Thursday media session, click below:
One key to the potential progression of the USC offense is the urgency for Bentley to find a security blanket as reliable as departed tight end Hayden Hurst.
KC Crosby had an injury-riddled 2017, but he says he’s hungry to fill Hurst’s shoes:
The Gamecocks will practice Friday and Saturday mornings, with an afternoon practice Sunday to get ready for Monday’s first intrasquad scrimmage.