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Reinstated to team, backup South Carolina QB opts to transfer instead

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier didn’t seem to concerned Sunday over one of his backup quarterbacks, Tanner McEvoy, getting charged with speeding and driving after consuming alcohol.

You want him suspended for having a beer and he’s underage?” Spurrier asked. “How many football players would be playing if they had a beer and they were underage?”

But despite being reinstated to the team, McEvoy has decided — or, perhaps it was privately decided for him — to move on to another school. USCe confirmed the transfer in a release Tuesday evening, although where McEvoy is going is unknown.

“The Gamecock coaching staff and I wish Tanner all the best, as he continues his collegiate career elsewhere,” said Spurrier.

The departure leaves Dylan Thompson and Andrew Clifford to compete for the backup quarterback job.

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3 Responses to “Reinstated to team, backup South Carolina QB opts to transfer instead”
  1. thegamecocker says: Aug 8, 2012 11:01 AM

    Not knowing exactly what was told to Tanner, it appears we made a mistake by letting Tanner McEvoy leave the program. This kid is an exceptional athlete and solid student. He had an exceptional showing this past Spring and could have been either a QB or split end. If he was unwilling to switch positions or didn’t get along with the coaching staff, then I understand. But Tanner will make an impact in college somewhere. I hope it will be at Rutgers under the circumstances.

  2. latchbeam says: Aug 8, 2012 11:16 AM

    Stay classy Steve!

  3. kozbee says: Aug 8, 2012 12:39 PM

    At 6-5 over 200 lbs Tanner having great height you can bet he will be missed.I seen a clip on this kid and has good speed and strong arm.SC should hope they can get him back,not as many tall QBs in college as he is.For what he did having a beer is about nothing,he could been used at a few positions.SC can still pickup another QB in the recruiting but it hurts to lose a sch to a player that wants to transfer.

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