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More USC Gamecocks News

South Carolina quarterback Ryan Hilinski (3) signals a receiver to go in motion during the Gamecocks' 47-23 loss to Alabama two weekends ago. Hilinski still has the support of his teammates after a rocky performance in a 34-14 loss to Missouri.

Hilinski's USC teammates supporting freshman QB

COLUMBIA - South Carolina quarterback Ryan Hilinski is facing another first in in the start of his college career - forgetting about a bad performance and focusing on what's ahead this week. The Gamecocks' freshman, named the Southeastern …


Clemson adds two offensive linemen to '21 recruiting class

Clemson's 2021 football recruiting class added its second offensive lineman of the week on Tuesday when Marcus Tate (6-feet-4-inches, 326 pounds) of Jacksonville, Fla., announced a commitment to Clemson. His addition comes roughly 24 hours after …

South Carolina wide receiver Shi Smith, right, runs past Missouri safety Joshuah Bledsoe, left, during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, in Columbia, Mo.

Studious Garrett helps Missouri rout South Carolina

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — As Missouri senior linebacker Cale Garrett prepared to answer reporters' questions after a 34-14 victory over South Carolina on Saturday, he reached for the remote control clicker on the table in front of him in the Tigers' meeting room. For a football film buff, it's a habit.

Micah Green / The Sumter Item  The South Carolina offense has taken some strides with Ryan Hilinski under center, but The Gamecocks will need to keep up their creative play calling if they want their true freshman quarterback to succeed.

USC's offensive play calling must continue to be inspired

In his first two starts as a college quarterback, South Carolina's Ryan Hilinski has gone up against one of the worst teams in the lower echelon Football Championship Subdivision in Charleston Southern and one of the two best in the country in …

MICAH GREENSouth Carolina quarterback Ryan Hilinski, center, looks to pitch the ball to running back Rico Dowdle during the Gamecocks' 47-23 loss to Alabama on Saturday in Columbia. USC will be on the road against Missouri this Saturday.

Struggling South Carolina faces crucial 2-game stretch

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's players understand the early challenge they have to prevent their season from fully spiraling out of control. There were a lot of grim faces, steady eyes as the Gamecocks seemed more focused at practice this …

THE ASSOCIATED PRESSSouth Carolina quarterback Ryan Hilinski had a tremendous collegiate debut in the Gamecocks' 72-10 win over Charleston Southern on Saturday. He will face a big test this week as USC plays host to No. 2 Alabama at Williams-Brice Stadium.

South Carolina adjusts to new game plan minus starting QB

COLUMBIA - Very little has gone according to plan early on at South Carolina. And now the Gamecocks are facing a new reality - along with a new face at quarterback in backup Ryan Hilinski. Hilinski will make his second start this week for South …

THE ASSOCIATED PRESSSouth Carolina quarterback Ryan Hilinski (3) completed 24 of 30 passes for 282 yards and three touchdown in the Gamecocks' 72-10 win over Charleston Southern on Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium. Hilinski started in his college debut.

Hilinski shines in debut with Carolina

COLUMBIA -- For a college football fan base, seeing a quarterback make his first start is akin to a child waking up on Christmas morning and finding that much yearned for toy under the tree. Such was the scene at Williams-Brice Stadium on …

South Carolina quarterback Ryan Hilinski waves to fans after an NCAA college football game against Charleston Southern, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Columbia, S.C. South Carolina won 72-10. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Freshman Hilinski's debut leads South Carolina to 72-10 win

COLUMBIA — South Carolina fans gave quarterback Ryan Hilinski even more love than a second string QB typically gets in his first start and the freshman with the inspiring backstory responded with a storybook debut.

North Carolina quarterback Sam Howell (7) scores a 2-point conversion on a run against South Carolina linebacker T.J. Brunson, left, and defensive lineman Jabari Ellis in the Gamecocks' 24-20 loss on Saturday in Charlotte. USC is trying to shore up its defense when it plays host to Charleston Southern on this Saturday.

USC works to clean up defense after loss

COLUMBIA -- The University of South Carolina football team has some work to do. While a lot of attention is being given to its quarterback situation, one of the Gamecock's biggest issues in their season-opening loss to North Carolina was on the …

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS North Carolina defensive lineman Jason Strowbridge (55) sacks South Carolina quarterback Jake Bentley during the Tar Heels' 24-20 win in Charlotte on Saturday.

Really, what can you say?

After watching what took place on the field of Bank America Stadium on Saturday in the football game between South Carolina and North Carolina, many thoughts have gone through my mind as to exactly what happened and why it happened.What it all comes …


Gamecocks land DE Hemingway, tight end Shaw

Thursday was a bountiful recruiting day for the University of South Carolina football program as it landed commitments from defensive end Tonka Hemingway (6-feet-3-inches, 255 pounds) of Conway High School and tight end Eric Shaw (6-4, 219) of …

South Carolina  quarterback  Jake Bentley  (19) is back for his senior season, hoping to lead the Gamecocks to a banner season.

Muschamp thinks this is his best South Carolina team

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's Will Muschamp believes he's got the strongest, deepest and most talented team in his four seasons as the Gamecocks' coach. And he can't wait to see if he's right. Muschamp took over a three-win team after the 2015 …

South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp knows he has a team that has plenty of questions to answer heading into the 2019 season.

Gamecocks start training camp with plenty to prove

COLUMBIA - South Carolina coach Will Muschamp saw plenty of smiling faces and enthusiastic talk at his team's first meeting of preseason camps. "They won't be chipper too long," he said Thursday. Muschamp and the Gamecocks have plenty of …

SUMTER ITEM FILE PHOTOFormer Clemson running back Tavien Feaster (20) is shown running the football against South Carolina in the Tigers' 56-35 victory last season. Feaster has announced he will be playing for USC this season as a graduate transfer.

Former Clemson RB Feaster decides to transfer to USC

COLUMBIA (AP) - Running back Tavien Feaster is switching sides in the state's biggest rivalry, leaving Clemson to join South Carolina for his final college season. Feaster posted a picture of himself on Instagram in a Gamecocks jersey, sitting in …