|Jake Bentley hands off to David Williams in the Gamecocks' defeat of UMass.|
The Jake Bentley era of Gamecock football is upon us. Yes, I know it was just UMass. Yes, I know that Bentley had a full compliment of receivers. Guess what?
Bentley made some beautiful throws on Saturday that neither Perry Orth nor Brandon McIlwain have made in game situations. I think the Perry Orth moment is over. My guess is that we'll still see McIlwain in the specific situations like we did yesterday where his athleticism can stress a defense when the Gamecocks need to move the chains on third and short.
The fact of the matter is that Bentley is a very mature football player in that he knows how to run the offense, he takes care of the football, and he has poise. You can tell that the game is already "slowed down for him" more than almost any other freshman QB I can remember. He looked like a real leader out there on Saturday, and I am looking forward to seeing what he can do against a very solid SEC defense in Tennessee.
In less local news, the Chicago Cubs are going to the World Series for the first time in seventy one years. The World Series should be a great one, as the Indians have a great lineup. By the way, the Indians' right fielder, Lonnie Chisenhall briefly played baseball at South Carolina before being dismissed due to an off-the-field incident.
Oh, and Ohio State lost on Saturday, which is always a good thing.