COLUMBIA, S.C. — At pro day Tuesday, South Carolina football coach Will Muschamp welcomed representatives from all 32 NFL teams.
Among the 50 or so representatives on hand was New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick.
“I’ve been fortunate to meet Coach Belichick a long time ago when I was at LSU working for Nick Saban,” Muschamp said. “Obviously, a Hall of Fame coach and a guy we have tremendous respect for. It certainly excites our players to see a guy of his caliber in our building.”
Tight end Hayden Hurst met with Belichick at the combine in Indianapolis and again on Monday afternoon.
“He’s just a normal football coach,” Hurst said. “You get in the room with him and he talks football, asks you about your plays, your offense and things like that. It’s not that crazy.
“At first, when I walked in, I’m like, man, that’s the guy you see on TV, but you get used to it after a little while.”
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Skai Moore, who did on-field drills with the linebackers and defensive backs on Tuesday, met with Belichick for “about an hour” on Monday night.
“We met at the combine, too,” Moore said. “We just talked about life, football, my career here, just stuff that I like about Columbia and all that.”
Moore added, “Cool guy. We had a great talk. Nothing too crazy. He’s real down-to-earth. I felt like it was a good talk.”
Defensive tackle Taylor Stallworth also had an opportunity to speak with Belichick, who has won five Super Bowls with the Patriots.
“Always talks about football. He knows football. Being in the game so long, that’s all he knows,” Stallworth said. “Real cool guy.”