South Carolina football: Jake Bentley’s brother wins starting QB job

Jake Bentley will start at quarterback for South Carolina on Sept. 2. Just a few days prior, Shuler, his older brother, will start for Murray State.

That’s according to the depth chart that was shared by Paducah Sun reporter Edward Alan Marlowe.

Shuler, a redshirt junior, is entering his first season at Murray State, which opens its 2017 schedule on Thursday, Aug. 31.

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“Real smart. Real cerebral kid. Knows ball,” Racers coach Mitch Stewart told SEC Country, earlier this spring. “Understands, conceptually, what’s going on. You don’t have to teach him what smash is and why you call it smash, things like that. The learning curve was really easy for him.

“Then, also, you’ve got a kid who’s got collegiate experience. He’s got starts at Old Dominion and played very well up there, so very excited. Very excited to have him.”

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In three years at Old Dominion, Shuler completed 144 of 279 passes for 1,498 yards with 12 touchdowns and 6 interceptions.

Jake will start for South Carolina on Sept. 2, when the Gamecocks travel to Charlotte, N.C. for a showdown with North Carolina State at Bank of America Stadium.

Their father, Bobby, works as the running backs coach at South Carolina. Older brother, Chas Dodd, is an assistant on the Gamecocks strength and conditioning staff.

After his playing days are over, Shuler plans to follow in his father’s footsteps and get into coaching. He spent several days in Columbia this summer working as a councilor at the Will Muschamp Football Camp.

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