When Sherrod Greene arrived at South Carolina, he brought with him the reputation as a thumper.
In the North Carolina high school football league he was in, offenses ran the ball early, often and almost always. He was tasked with running down ball-carriers, taking on blocks and blowing up option plays. The pass just wasn’t as much of a factor.
Now, he’s competing with one player to replace one of the better pass coverage linebackers in the history of the SEC.
Greene looks like the favorite to start against Coastal Carolina on Sept.