South Carolina has lost a pair of players in advance of the Gamecocks’ Thursday season opener in Nashville against Vanderbilt.
It was first revealed that long-time starting DB Rico McWilliams was leaving the team on Monday, but Will Muschamp dropped some more bad news on Gamecocks fans during his session with the media later in the afternoon.
Gamecocks wide receiver Christian Owens will transfer out of the program. Muschamp told SEC Country that Owens, who is from Griffin, Ga., wants to be closer to home.
Owens was an early enrollee as a member of the 2015 class, but the 6-foot-5 wideout was asked to redshirt last fall. The former Georgia commit did not play for the Gamecocks.