Deebo Samuel credits a unique offseason habit he did with his team last summer that has led to his early success this season.
The USC football team took some yoga classes together during the offseason, and despite claiming he wasn’t good at it, Samuel said he feels healthier than he’s ever been at South Carolina.
Samuel is the two-time reigning SEC Special Teams Player of the Week returning two kickoffs for touchdowns against Missouri and NC State so far. He also ran a 26-yard jet sweep for a score last week against Mizzou, giving him five total touchdowns in USC’s first two games. Samuel addressed the media on Tuesday, also expounding on how he’s helped create a new culture in the Gamecock locker room:
Jake Bentley has had a mixed bag through his first two games.
He’s completed 61 percent of his passes to start the season with four touchdowns and one interception, but this offense has lacked some of the consistency promised during the preseason. Bentley admitted in the first two games he let his emotions get the better of him to start each game, and believes that a return home to Williams-Brice will calm the nerves.