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Old 08-16-2014, 10:47 AM   #81
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I think he is a Gamecock, he is a legacy, and this is obviously the direction Spurrier and the coaching staff are looking to move back into with taking Nunez and pushing dual QB's. We will have 2-3 seasons of pocket passing offense, then look to move back into the spread/zone read for who ever is Steve's successor.


Shot in the dark, I think coach Elliott makes a great candidate.
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I think he is a Gamecock, he is a legacy, .

Shot in the dark, I think coach Elliott makes a great candidate.
Didn't realize he was a legacy, what's his connection?

As for our next coach, I'd think Ward would get a good look.

He has great connections in the Atlanta area, he's fairly young, a solid defense guy, and he's a minority.

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How hard do you think McIlwain will consider Penn State considering they have Wimbush as a commit for 2015? I'm hoping that will work in our favor. Watching the videos posted at the beginning of the thread, I'm really impressed with how he keeps his eyes down field.
Probably no different that we have Nunez in 2015.....
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Didn't realize he was a legacy, what's his connection?

As for our next coach, I'd think Ward would get a good look.

He has great connections in the Atlanta area, he's fairly young, a solid defense guy, and he's a minority.

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I don't think our next coach has been born yet.....lol

wink, wink.....
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Old 08-16-2014, 03:49 PM   #85
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Didn't realize he was a legacy, what's his connection?

As for our next coach, I'd think Ward would get a good look.

He has great connections in the Atlanta area, he's fairly young, a solid defense guy, and he's a minority.

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His dad graduated from USC and his grandmother lives in Irmo
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His dad graduated from USC and his grandmother lives in Irmo
Thanks, I didn't know that.
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USC made the cut Tuesday night to the final six with 2016 QB Brandon McIlwain (6-1 210) of Newtown, PA. Joining the Gamecocks on the short list are Penn State, Auburn, Virginia Tech, Duke and and Florida.
‘I’ve been talking to the coaches at South Carolina since my freshman year so I have a great relationship with the coaches there,” McIlwain said. “My dad went there and my grandmother lives ten minutes away (in Irmo). It’s a place that really feels like home for me. I’ve visited there multiple times and it’s a really great place. Great facilities. Great stadium. The game atmosphere was amazing. All that put together just made it feel like a place where I can really see myself being.”
McIlwain is a threat as a passer and runner and feels is similar in playing style to former Gamecock star Connor Shaw.
“We also run the spread in my school so I can see myself fitting in with that offense,” McIlwain said. “(Coach Mangus) has made it clear that I’m his top guy. He’s really not going to offer any other quarterbacks in my class until a little farther down the road.”
McIlwain has visited all six of his schools and he said it’s even between them. He plans to visit all six again during the season and is looking at USC’s game against Georgia as his possible visit date to Columbia. After these visits he will get down to making his decision and wants to get that down between December and early spring.
“I want to make my decision as soon as I can because I do want to help whatever school I commit to help them recruit,” McIlwain said. “Then, I don’t want to rush it and make a decision that I could possible regret. I’m going to make sure the time is right but do it as soon as I can after my season.”
Last season McIlwain passed for 1446 yards and 11 touchdowns and rushed for 600 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Link: http://sportstalksc.com/index.php/20...his-final-six/
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Wimbush just flipped from PSU to ND. That certainly doesn't help us to fend off PSU.
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Auburn is more of a bigger threat than PSU...he wants to come south
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What's the latest? We still in good shape here? Haven't heard much lately on his recruitment.
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Old 10-07-2014, 07:12 PM   #91
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What's the latest? We still in good shape here? Haven't heard much lately on his recruitment.
You can probably scratch Florida off his list. That place is going down in flames.
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If we miss on this kid, I'll lose my mind. Seeing him go to Auburn would be even worse
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What's the latest? We still in good shape here? Haven't heard much lately on his recruitment.
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If we miss on this kid, I'll lose my mind. Seeing him go to Auburn would be even worse
Particularly because we're (apparently) not recruiting anyone else at QB for 2016.
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Penn St got a commit from Zembiac (sp?) today.
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Great. We need this kid bad!!
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Spurrier's statement that he'll be here "2, maybe 3 more years" could really hurt us with McIlwain. When a head coach leaves, very few assistants stay on. Only chance to avoid assistants leaving is to have a successor on staff, which we don't have. And the only potential successor DC I see out there, Muschamp, looks like he's heading to Auburn.

McIlwain would come to USC with the knowledge that his coaches are going to leave after his freshman or sophomore season. That could destroy a QB's development and would require a huge leap of faith by McIlwain. Hopefully this kid has such a strong affinity for USC that he's willing to risk his career to come here and play for a lame duck coaching staff.

Looks like it's already affecting Mark Fields, who's decided to start going on visits to other schools:

"I would say I'm still committed to South Carolina but with all the stuff going on about how long Steve Spurrier is going to be there and possibly having to deal with a coaching change while I'm there, I'm just taking all of that into consideration," Fields said.
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Brandon is supposed to decide in the next month. This is a major QB that we need to land. He's got tons of intangibles as a QB and possesses some nice physical tools as well.

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I don't trust James Franklin here, not one bit
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Spurrier's statement that he'll be here "2, maybe 3 more years" could really hurt us with McIlwain. When a head coach leaves, very few assistants stay on. Only chance to avoid assistants leaving is to have a successor on staff, which we don't have. And the only potential successor DC I see out there, Muschamp, looks like he's heading to Auburn.

McIlwain would come to USC with the knowledge that his coaches are going to leave after his freshman or sophomore season. That could destroy a QB's development and would require a huge leap of faith by McIlwain. Hopefully this kid has such a strong affinity for USC that he's willing to risk his career to come here and play for a lame duck coaching staff.

Looks like it's already affecting Mark Fields, who's decided to start going on visits to other schools:

"I would say I'm still committed to South Carolina but with all the stuff going on about how long Steve Spurrier is going to be there and possibly having to deal with a coaching change while I'm there, I'm just taking all of that into consideration," Fields said.
As a GAMECOCK fan you are helping are cause spewing this lame duck coaching crap over the internet, you should feel proud of how you told the GAMECOCK coaching staff a thing or 2! I was looking earlier today to see how many players get to play for one coach in there career, how many coaches are older or around the same age than SOS in college football, and finally how many people are asking them when they will retire? People started talking about SOS retiring 6 years ago when he was the same age as Saban...Not one kid that goes to a school has any guarantee that the coach will be around for the next year, NOT ONE!
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