McIlwain becomes the third quarterback to transfer during head coach Will Muschamp’s tenure at South Carolina joining Connor Mitch and Lorenzo Nunez. Mitch landed at James Madison but it was announced recently he would transfer from that program as well. Nuñez is still in school at South Carolina and his future destination is unknown at this point.
With McIlwain’s departure, South Carolina has two quarterbacks on scholarship for spring practice - Bentley and junior Michael Scarnecchia. Three-star quarterback Jay Urich (Piedmont/Wren) has signed and will enroll this summer giving the Gamecocks three scholarship quarterbacks for the 2017 season.
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Post by Ocean Gator on Mar 1, 2017 23:17:03 GMT -5
I am pretty sure that Muschamp is planning to just replace the quarterback position altogether by putting a defensive back in there instead. Most of the new playbook will call for the offensive line to block each other while the DB/QB fumbles, turning the series over immediately to Muschamp's own defense without the waste of time of 3-4 downs.
I honestly can't for the life of me understand why any blue chip QB would ever ever in the history of ever remotely consider playing for Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum. Ever. Even with the free Waffle House and Golden Corral.
“I think there are some key components for our football team that aren't playing for us right now. And we're very thin in some areas. And it is what it is. I'm not making excuses, that's just the facts, and it's real. I think we've got a good staff and I think that we've got a really good football team. They're fighting their butt off this Saturday, first of all, and heading into spring. And I'm excited about that. I'm excited about this Saturday and our guys getting out and competing again."
Really just another case of a multi star recruit not winning the job (no matter how Muschumpion the circumstances) and then bailing for a starting job at some smaller school. Pretty much becoming the norm everywhere, just look at our posts over the past 6 months. How many transfer QB's have we been salivating over. Every one of these kids today want to be "the man", and if they are not, boom off they go. Look for Franks to do the same thing if Trask or Toney beat him out, just the way it goes in todays world.
Last Edit: Mar 2, 2017 15:50:11 GMT -5 by SoTxCaiman