QB Collin Hill won’t return to #Gamecocks for 2021 season

Collin Hill led the Gamecocks to an upset of Auburn early this past season (Travis Bell/SIDELINECAROLINA)

Another connection to former USC offensive coordinator Mike Bobo is walking out the door and not returning for the 2021 season. Senior quarterback Collin Hill of Dorman, who joined Bobo at USC last season as a transfer from Colorado State, has decided not to take advantage of another year with the Gamecocks as reported by Josh Kendall of The Athletic. Bobo started Hill most of last season before making the change to Luke Doty.

Bobo left USC earlier this week to become the new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Auburn, and newly arrived offensive line coach Will Friend, who has been closely associated with Bobo over his career, left with him.

Hill overcame three serious knee injuries at Colorado State, and he came to USC last January and beat out Doty and Ryan Hilinski to start the first eight games of the season. But after struggling in the first half in a home loss to Missouri, Bobo inserted Doty to start the second half and he quarterbacked the team the rest of the season.

Hill passed for 1411 yards with 6 touchdowns and 6 interceptions this past season. He completed 59% of his attempts. For his career, he has thrown for 4734 yards with 29 touchdowns and 17 interceptions.

Hill’s departure leaves the Gamecocks with Doty and newly arrived freshman Colten Gauthier as scholarship quarterbacks on the roster.

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