Will Muschamp met with reporters after South Carolina’s 17-10 loss at Kentucky on Saturday night.
The Gamecocks’ first-year head coach spoke about freshman QB Brandon McIlwain, Kentucky’s run-heavy attack and more after falling to 2-2 (1-2 SEC) on the season.
- On McIlwain not talking to the media: “He’s got class. He’s got a lot going on in his life right now. That’s the way we are going to manage the situation.”
- On tackling: “Gotta learn to wrap up, stick your face in the fan and like it.”
- On McIlwain’s lack of plays on the ground: “No, I think they did a nice job with some of the zone read things and some of the things they were doing defensively. We’ve gotta find ways to run the ball more effectively.”
- Fourth-down decisions: “We punted the ball and we got the ball back with plenty of time to go down and score a touchdown. What we did worked.”
- Progress on offense: “I think we’ve made a lot of progress. But it’s hard in the passing game with guys missing a lot of time.”
- On the tight ends: “We are down two starting wideouts right now. Those guys are the best available options for us offensively. Moving forward, for us right now, it’s what we need to do defensively.”