Reason why former SEC starter has transferred reportedly emerges Mike Comer/Getty Images
COLUMBIA, SC - OCTOBER 22: Quarterback Brandon McIlwain #11 of the South Carolina Gamecocks breaks tackles against the Massachusetts Minutemen at Williams-Brice Stadium on October 22, 2016 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images)

Former South Carolina quarterback Brandon McIlwain recently announced plans to transfer, which didn’t seem too surprising given the emergence at Jake Bentley last fall.

However, a new report has emerged detailing how McIlwain was involved in an argument with offensive coordinator Kurt Roper the day before he announced his transfer.

Related: Former SEC starting QB reportedly interested in four teams as a transfer student 

Former South Carolina receiver Deebo Samuel spoke to Josh Kendall of The State and told him about the dispute between McIlwain and Roper.

“He had made a bad decision at practice (two weeks ago), and him and (offensive coordinator Kurt) Roper got into a little coach-player argument,” Samuel said. “The next day I looked and was like, ‘He’s really about to leave.’ I don’t know what was going on.”

McIlwain’s argument with Roper occurred on Feb. 27 at practice, and he announced his intent to transfer the next day. The signal-caller has his list of possible transfer destinations down to Cal, Arizona, Baylor and Virginia. He played both football and baseball at South Carolina, and he intends to play both at his next school.
Cole Frederick About the author:
Cole Frederick is from a small town in Alabama, and he graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in journalism. He loves all sports - especially football and basketball - and quotes The Office frequently.
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