South Carolina Football: Former Gamecock transferring to SEC rival

Former South Carolina football running back Rashad Amos is transferring to the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
Running back Rashad Amost when he played for the South Carolina football program
Running back Rashad Amost when he played for the South Carolina football program / Arden Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
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South Carolina football saw multiple running backs leave the program after the 2022 season. The most noticed by fans was MarShawn Lloyd who transferred to Southern Cal, but another talented back left, as well.

Rashad Amos, who could have been in line for a starting gig in 2023 had he not left Columbia, transferred to Miami (OH) and had a huge year for the Redhawks. With over 1100 yards of offense and 13 touchdowns, he was one of the top players in the MAC last fall, and when he entered the transfer portal again, he was considered one of the best running backs available.

Amos didn't commit anywhere during the winter transfer portal window, but some rumblings in the SEC world this week indicated he could be on his way back to the Southeastern Conference. On Saturday, On3's Pete Nakos reported that those rumblings were correct and that Rashad Amos was transferring to the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

Amos is entering his fifth year of college but could have up to two years left to play (2024 and 2025) thanks to redshirting in 2021 and the "Covid redshirt" of 2020.

South Carolina football has been busy in the transfer portal this offseason, and the running back position was one of the ones most affected on the roster. Mario Anderson (Memphis) left in the transfer portal, but the Gamecocks brought in Rocket Sanders (Arkansas), Oscar Adaway (North Texas), and Jawarn Howell (South Carolina State).

The Gamecocks had their worst-ever rushing output in 2023 (just 85 yards per game on the ground), but the influx of talent in the running back room should ensure that the running attack is improved this fall. New tight ends coach Shawn Elliott is also the team's new run game coordinator, and the last time he was heavily involved in the Gamecock offense, running backs like Marcus Lattimore and Mike Davis were All-SEC players.

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