The Friday Chat is on.
It's Errand Day, and I'll be in and out on a rainy Friday morning, but I'll be checking the blog.
Hugh Freeze downplays the importance of a starting quarterback when he knows both Bo Wallace and Barry Brunetti will play. Still, there was much talk about who the Ole Miss starter would be until Freeze named Wallace Thursday afternoon.
From what I saw, I thought it would be Wallace all along, even if Wallace didn't run away with the job. Now that he's won it, the question is can he keep it, and what will be Brunetti's role. Lots of teams have success with a run-oriented QB coming in to take a shotgun snap. Looks like that's on the horizon. Brunetti's role could be much more than that, however, if Wallace doesn't take advantage of this opportunity and build.
Also, did you watch college football last night, and did you think Vanderbilt got jobbed on the pass intereference no-call? The Commodores still would have had about 35 yards to cover to reach the end zone, and the clock was running, but they were denied that chance.
It wasn't a great debut for South Carolina aside from Marcus Lattimore, and even Lattimore wasn't immune to early mistakes with a fumble. The Gamecocks, though, looked quite average on offense after Connor Shaw hurt his shoulder. He showed a lot of toughness to finish the game, but that's a big concern for South Carolina moving forward.