South Carolina fans have pounded the quarterback drum ad nauseam and during Saturday night’s loss to Missouri, finally got a taste of the future with freshman
Stuck in mud offensively throughout the first half, South Carolina needed a spark offensively and interim coach Mike Bobo called Doty’s number at intermission, giving him the keys to the offense despite a somewhat limited playbook over the final two quarters.
“I’m going to say this about Luke Doty — the moment is not too big for him,” Bobo said after Doty threw for 130 yards and rushed for 59. That was obvious in this game. He was calm, he was cool and he was collected.
“Now, it was a lot of backyard ball out there and running around like a chicken with our head cut off, but it looked like a calm and collected guy doing it out there.”
Here’s some of what was said about Doty’s extended debut from media members, teammates and the first-year player himself following the game: