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#BentleyWatch: What They’re Saying
At the time of this writing, Hale McGranahan’s Twitter poll shows 63% of voters are in favor of freshman quarterback Jake Bentley playing Saturday.
The poll only added to the debate over whether or not Will Muschamp should pull Bentley’s redshirt.
“Let him play!”
“Muschamp won’t officially name a starting quarterback or unveil his quarterback rotation until soon after the noon kickoff Saturday. But if you care about things like giving the Gamecocks (2-4) a better chance to succeed, it makes more sense to give Bentley a shot than it does to redshirt him while senior Perry Orth and freshman Brandon McIlwain struggle. It’s likely Bentley will improve over the second half of the season, or push one of the other guys to get better.”
Play him! https://t.co/5ppA16fx1U
— $ᴘᴀɢɢᴢ™ (@EddieSpagnolia) October 17, 2016
— SpursUpSC (@CarolinaEdits) October 12, 2016
“Keep the redshirt!”
If Puncho pulls RS off Jake Bentley six games in he better take every dang snap rest of the way regardless of result. No more back and forth
— Chris Cox (@Chrisbcox) October 18, 2016
The Gamecocks are dumb if they play Bentley. The season is over. Let him learn.
— Jacob Harris (@KingHarris_9) October 17, 2016
Before 2015, South Carolina hadn’t started a true freshman at quarterback since 1999. Now, it looks like the Gamecocks might start their third true freshman under center in just more than a year.
— Jay Philips (@JayPhilips1075) October 17, 2016
Going Bowling? An Update
First, let’s hear it for the believers!
From CBS Sports, Jerry Palm seems to have a soft spot for South Carolina. Palm has the Gamecocks going to the Belk Bowl to take on Mark Richt’s Miami Hurricanes.
In Case You Missed It
- The Greenville News previews the second half of the Gamecocks’ season.
- Amid quarterback questions, Gamecocks refocus on running the ball, from The Post & Courier.
- The Daily Gamecock creates South Carolina athletics’ Mount Rushmore.
- The Big Spur reports that senior linebacker Larenz Bryant will make his 2016 debut on Saturday.
— GoGamecocks.com (@gogamecocks) October 17, 2016
- USC women’s basketball team enjoyed a trip to Greenville.
- South Carolina men’s basketball team announced its television schedule.
— David Caraviello (@dcaraviello) October 17, 2016
The Non-Rev Report
- In men’s tennis, Gabrielle Friedrich advanced to the title match at the ITA Carolina Regional Championships.
- South Carolina men’s soccer goalie William Pyle was named the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week.
- Former South Carolina golfer Wesley Bryan made the cut in the first PGA Tour event of the 2016-17 season.
- The women’s soccer team’s Kaleigh Kurtz earned SEC Defensive Player of the Week honors.
Pretty much …
— Spurs & Feathers (@SpursFeathers) October 17, 2016
Big George knows what’s up
Whose ready to Sandstorm on Saturday?
— George Rogers (@georgerogers38) October 18, 2016
A well-deserved honor for the Gaffney, S.C., native.
— GamecockCentral.com (@GamecockCentral) October 17, 2016
Carolina fans giving the women’s soccer team a real home-field advantage.
— Steven Goff (@SoccerInsider) October 17, 2016
A night game against Tennessee? Sidney Rice being announced for the USC Hall of Fame? This is too easy.