USC players "Shocked" to see Brandon McIlwain transfer

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COLUMBIA, SC (WACH)- Several Gamecock players spoke with the media today after a week off for Spring Break. It was the first time reporters had the opportunity to ask the players about former USC Quarterback Brandon McIlwain's departure.

Wide Receiver Deebo Samuel said, "I was shocked. I didn't know what was going on... He had made a bad decision in practice and him and coach Roper got into a little Coach-Player argument. I guess it took it another way. The next day he was going to leave".

Quarterback Jake Bentley also didn't see McIlwain's decision to transfer coming, "He didn't say anything to anybody... That's his decision. I hope the best for him... and wish him well."

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