Before Eric Wolford’s hire was made public and official by South Carolina, a player he recruited to play for the Gamecocks already loved the hire.
Former South Carolina offensive lineman A.J. Cann, who was a 2010 recruit Wolford brought in during his 2009 season in Columbia, took to Twitter to call it a “great hire” and praised his “fire and intensity.”
Once the hire was made public Monday afternoon, more joined Cann in his praise of Wolford.
I concur!! https://t.co/6AS9irPtOd
— Stephen Garcia (@StephenGarcia) January 9, 2017
Looking forward to working with Coach Wolford https://t.co/5RWBSNioMH
— Bobby Bentley (@bobbybentley) January 9, 2017
Great hire for South Carolina getting 49ers asst OL coach Eric Wolford as Gamecocks OL coach. Wolford was also previously Youngstown’s coach
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) January 9, 2017
South Carolina fans also shared their thoughts:
Best part about today: SC hired Eric Wolford. Been screaming this for 6 years. Can't wait- LOVE this hire. #andifudon'tknow, nowuknow,uknow
— Kirk Crawford (@KirkCrawford22) January 9, 2017
Eric Wolford should be an upgrade over Elliot but only if he stays more than two years. That's my main concern with this hire.
— Michael jackson (@MJsTopShelf) January 9, 2017
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