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South Carolina football players speak on new offensive style, revitalized energy in program

COLUMBIA, SC --- Energy. That was the theme of South Carolina’s press conference Thursday that featured a select number of the Gamecocks’ offensive players.

Senior wide receiver Josh Vann was very complimentary of the change in both atmosphere and energy that new head coach Shane Beamer has brought to the program.

“It’s something you can’t really explain you just got to feel it,” said Vann.

Vann wasn’t the only offensive member to mention a revitalized focus for the unit this year as redshirt-junior wide receiver Dakereon Joyner echoed the same sentiment.

“This team knows we have a lot of talent and we’re starting to buy into this year,” said Joyner. “The players’ energy is different, it’s fresh, we all want to be here.”

Not only will the Gamecocks have a new offensive identity in the fall, but they will also see new weapons on the field including Georgia Tech transfer wide receiver Ahmarean Brown.

In his first appearance since transferring, Brown says while the personnel and scheme may be different from past seasons, the mentality still remains.

“We just want to be effective, get the ball down the field, get first downs, score,” said Brown.

Finally, junior running back Kevin Harris, who is the SEC’s leading returning rusher from last season, spoke to the media on his excitement to play alongside former four-star running back MarShawn Lloyd, who missed last season with a torn ACL.

“We’re like thunder and lightning…we already think we’re the best one-two punch in the country,” said Harris.

South Carolina fans will get their first look at this new offense on April 24, 2021 at the annual Garnet and Black Spring Game at 2 p.m.

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