Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Could Russell Wilson Wind Up At South Carolina?

NC State released the ACC's active career leader in touchdown passes (by a large margin) this week in favor of last year's backup Mike Glennon.

Head Coach Tom O'Brien is taking a huge risk here as Glennon does not have near the game action that Wilson does and the Wolfpack are coming off a nine win season with Wilson at the helm.

My guess is that Wilson doesn't travel too far for his final season.

Team Speed Kills, an SEC blog, rounds up the likely candidates for Wilson's landing spot.

The two most intriguing ones to me are:
"Ole Miss: Houston Nutt seemingly has never met a transfer quarterback he didn't like, but again, this seems like an unlikely landing spot. Randall Mackey got a lot of praise in spring, and like LSU, the Rebels got a highly touted transfer this year in Barry Brunetti. Still, you never can count Nutt out in these things, can you?"


"South Carolina: The Gamecocks got to see Wilson up close in their game in 2009, and with Stephen Garcia in disciplinary limbo again, they could use a reliable quarterback. Steve Spurrier seems fairly high on Connor Shaw as a backup, but Wilson would be a better alternate option to Garcia than the young Shaw is."

If I was Steve Spurrier I would be recruiting Wilson hard. The experienced QB could be a a leveling force in a locker room rocked by the recent actions of current starter Stephen Garcia. Spurrier knows his window is limited in Columbia but this year is a great chance to win the East again. He can certainly do that with Wilson at QB.

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