South Carolina starting quarterback Ryan Hilinski is fine after battling a sore elbow last week and struggling against Missouri Saturday and should be ready to play this week against Kentucky, head coach Will Muschamp said Sunday night.
COLUMBIA, Mo. — After a miserable first half, the South Carolina offense was finally clicking, driving to the Missouri 3-yard line for a chance to cut the Tigers' lead to three points.
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Ryan Hilinski did not practice Wednesday because of right elbow soreness and played Saturday against Missouri with beige medical tape on his throwing arm.
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Bryan Edwards doesn’t believe in a snowball effect — whether it’s a bad loss that results in a string of losses or a monumental win that results in a series of them.
Freshman quarterback Ryan Hilinksi threw 57 passes against Alabama, the second-most in program history (Steve Taneyhill threw 58 against East Carolina in 1994) and the most ever for a Will Muschamp-coached team.
At any other game Mark and Kym Hilinski probably would have gotten up at halftime and roamed the stadium concourse. But on Saturday, when South Carolina faced Alabama, the parents of Gamecock quarterback Ryan Hilinski stayed seated when the second quarter ended.
South Carolina freshman quarterback Ryan Hilinski has been selected as the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week for his performance last Saturday against second-ranked Alabama.
Will Muschamp was pleased with part of his defense against Alabama, but needs to see vast improvement in the secondary, which he said was “really poor” against the Crimson Tide.
After South Carolina’s 47-23 loss to Alabama Saturday, receiver Bryan Edwards hugged Ryan Hilinski and had some encouraging words for the freshman quarterback.
On Oct. 9, 2010, South Carolina upset No. 1 Alabama in Columbia. The Gamecocks, led by head coach Steve Spurrier, beat Nick Saban's Crimson Tide before a packed house at Williams-Brice Stadium.
Rico Dowdle had already rushed for 87 yards and two touchdowns Saturday when head coach Will Muschamp told him to take the rest of the day off.
Nick Saban was in his first season as LSU head coach when the Tigers faced Georgia Tech in the 2000 Peach Bowl at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
Stephen Garcia threw three touchdowns, Marcus Lattimore scored three and Alshon Jeffery caught two on the evening of Oct. 10, 2010, when No. 19 South Carolina (4-1) shocked No. 1 Alabama (5-1) at Williams-Brice Stadium.
Jaycee Horn is one of the most confident players on the South Carolina roster, often declaring that he and fellow corner Israel Mukuamu can be two of the best defensive backs in the country.
South Carolina has just one player on its roster, and two coaches, who have been part of a team that has beaten a Nick Saban-led Alabama squad.
One of the loudest cheers from the Williams-Brice Stadium crowd on Saturday came for Stephon Gilmore, when an image of the South Carolina alumnus was with shown on the scoreboard during a video montage with all other Gamecocks in the NFL.
The Ryan Hilinski era started with a bang Saturday with the true freshman tossing two touchdown passes in his first career start to lead South Carolina to a 72-10 win over Charleston Southern at Williams-Brice Stadium.
Nick Muse has been granted eligibility by the NCAA and will play for South Carolina (0-1) on Saturday against Charleston Southern (0-1).
Editor’s note: A longer version of this story, with sections on Hilinski’s Hope and Ryan’s high school career, will appear in the September Spurs & Feathers magazine. Click here to subscribe.
Three weeks ago, Dakereon Joyner learned that he did not win the backup quarterback job and would be asked to learn other positions to get him onto the field for South Carolina.
After practice Sunday evening, Donell Stanley gathered South Carolina’s offensive line in the team meeting room at the Long Family Football Operations Center.
The South Carolina football team was reeling from a devastating season-opening loss to North Carolina when it returned to practice Sunday.
Will Muschamp has tried to tune out the criticism and angst among fans following Saturday’s season-opening loss to North Carolina. But he had a message for Gamecock Nation Tuesday.
Ryan Hilinski’s reaction to learning he’s going to be South Carolina’s starting quarterback on Saturday against Charleston Southern was simple.
Head coach Will Muschamp appears to have complete faith in freshman quarterback Ryan Hilinski if he is thrust into the starting role this week.