134 Columbus Street Yet the phrase remains that if the ball hits the hands it should be caught, and USC didn’t follow. The Gamecocks dropped six passes against the Gators (Muschamp said it was seven, although he may have harshly graded a high ball that tight end Nick Muse barely got one hand on). firstname.lastname@example.org, The Berkeley Independent - Moncks Corner, SC, Sapakoff: What Muschamp learned from a Florida clock management mess, or not, Muschamp repeats oft-uttered phrase as Gamecocks' secondary underperforms, Kevin Harris emerges as Gamecocks' featured running back, Closed stadium, COVID can't stop Gamecocks' superfan from attending game at Vanderbilt. Gamecocks' Muschamp frustrated with receivers: 'We can't catch it for them', By David Cloninger The Mullins varsity baseball team lost Tuesday's home conference game against Latta (SC) by a score of 20-2. Bryan Edwards is gone and Shi Smith is the only player with deep credentials returning to the team at wideout this season. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. Slot to South Carolina Gamecocks Newsletter. “Obviously our guys work on the JUGS a lot, we need to work on it more,” he said. Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device. You have permission to edit this article. Muschamp retreated to his standard vow of working harder and it will get better. While that number isn’t huge, it was among the worst on the team in terms of catchable targets. We got to convert and in a lot of those conversions, we dropped the ball on critical third downs,” Muschamp said. But a reason was clarified after last week’s 38-24 loss to No. The Mullins varsity baseball team lost Tuesday's away conference game against Andrews (SC) by a score of 8-3. The Mullins (SC) varsity baseball team lost Tuesday's home conference game against Latta (SC) by a score of 20-2. I come and get on the Juggs machine just about every night to try to stay consistent this year.”. But he knows that, just like he knew he needs to be more consistent catching the football. Senior Shi Smith leads the SEC with 22 catches, is No. Xavier Legette also dropped two while Powers and Muse each had a goof. He will not rest until he owns every great film and song ever recorded. Winds light and variable. While that number isn’t huge, it was among the worst on the team in terms of catchable targets. COLUMBIA — South Carolina has deservedly received a lot of criticism for not developing its young wide receivers in its first two games. “That App State game when I dropped that pass and they scored, that really hurt me,” Legette said. Winds light and variable.. A clear sky. To his credit, Legette doesn't need to hear it from anyone. Last season with the Gamecocks, he played in 11 games and caught nine passes for 80 yards. Xavier Legette also dropped two while Powers and Muse each had a goof. “We can’t catch it for them.”. 1 in the country with an 11-catch average and is the first guy in school history to post back-to-back games with at least 10 catches, but even he had two balls bounce off his mitts against Florida. “It could have been a better season for me. 3 Florida. The common theme among the six was the receiver had two hands on pigskin at the same time. From Rock Hill, S.C., David Cloninger covers Gamecock sports. He knows that he needs to become more consistent catching the football. On that play, quarterback Collin Hill zipped a pass that would have left a seam imprint on the umpire’s nose had he not ducked, and Muse got his hands up enough to deflect it but not to catch it. Low 41F. There’s opportunity -- and necessity -- for Legette to be a productive player in 2020. As for the younger players and the question — “if your standard guys aren’t getting it done, why not give other guys a chance?” — is brightly lit, Muschamp said they’d continue to evaluate the roster and put the players with the best chance of success on the field. If the veterans are still the best choice, they’ll play. Xavier Legette. If that was the case a year ago, it’s certainly needed now. Watch Xavier Legette's videos and check out their recent activity on Hudl Legette needed to “put my foot in the door” last year after injuries to Edwards and Smith. On third-and-12 late, a fire-balled pass from quarterback Ryan Hilinski squirted through his fingertips and into the hands of Nicholas Ross, who returned it 18 yards for a touchdown, to put his team on top, 13-6 in the second quarter. All rights reserved. The Mullins varsity baseball team lost Tuesday's home conference game against Johnsonville (SC) by a score of 17-0. “We only had four explosive plays. The Mullins varsity baseball team lost Friday's away conference game against Johnsonville (SC) by a score of 12-1. A clear sky. The drop that sticks with him the most came against Appalachian State. Follow David Cloninger on Twitter @DCPandC. “We try to put them in contested situations where there’s a defender in front and they got to be able to locate the ball.”. Of course, Smith got his, eventually catching four passes for 46 yards. SEC Stat Cat, a website devoted to tracking advanced data, had the Gamecocks with 32 dropped passes as a team. The Mullins varsity baseball team lost Monday's home conference game against Hannah-Pamplico (Pamplico, SC) by a score of 3-0. The Mullins varsity baseball team lost Tuesday's away conference game against Andrews (SC) by a score of 5-2. The Mullins varsity baseball team lost Wednesday's away non-conference game against Hannah-Pamplico (Pamplico, SC) by a score of 10-0. He had a touchdown reception, , a 21-yard scoring strike from Hilinski in the Vanderbilt game. Those are some unfortunate things that happen sometimes during the game but that’s part of the game, that’s part of the deal,” Muschamp said, referring to Muse’s miss. South Carolina's Shi Smith has 22 catches in two games, but even he dropped a couple of passes against Florida. Post and Courier © 2005-2020 CBS Interactive. If the veteran receivers aren’t doing their jobs, how can the Gamecocks ask the new guys to follow their examples? Legette’s mother Anita Reaves-Legette was a faithful supporter that was often seen at her son’s football, basketball and baseball games even while battling cancer. Charleston, SC 29403, News tips/online questions: email@example.com, Delivery/subscription questions: firstname.lastname@example.org. Three of those drops were by freshman Xavier Legette. “Xavier tweaked his groin a little bit,” Muschamp said. But the need for an answer to reverse the Gamecocks’ skidding season is desperate, and more dropped passes won’t supply it. As a sophomore in high school, when he was a full-time wideout, Legette caught 44 passes for 733 yards and eight touchdowns. “He lost vision on the ball when the umpire stood there. MaxPreps is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. Top 10 Plays of the Week: High School Football, Follow your favorite high school teams and players, Explore and purchase photos of your local teams, Xavier Legette's highlights Marion High School. “I miss throws, I missed the last throw,” he said, brushing aside how he felt about the drops. John Raoux/AP. To follow this profile, please let us know your relationship to A quarterback at the end of his high school career, he had to get back to wide receiver mentality and he has grown over the course of his year with the Gamecocks. Low 41F. Because of that drop, among the others, Legette had plenty of motivation from the end of November until now. Maybe that clears the way for Doty or Joyner to break out. Coach Will Muschamp and offensive coordinator Mike Bobo talked up freshmen Luke Doty and Rico Powers plus redshirt sophomore Dakereon Joyner all preseason and they’ve barely sniffed the field, much less shown why they earned the praise. The Mullins varsity baseball team lost Thursday's away non-conference game against Green Sea Floyds (Green Sea, SC) by a score of 10-0.