Nothing heals a heartbreaking loss to Clemson, like a win over South Carolina. However, for former South Carolina commit, Brendan Langley, the feelings might not be the same.
Langley, a true freshman out of Kell High School in Marietta, Georgia proved and earned the starting cornerback position this summer along with junior, Damian Swann. On Saturday, against No. 13 South Carolina, Brendan Langley did indeed perform like a true freshman.
According to the Ledger-Enquirer, South Carolina’s secondary coach reached out to Langley after a tough loss to No. 3 Clemson, after which Langley knew going up against South Carolina would be a tougher game; and he was right. The true freshman was responsible for 110 of South Carolina’s passing yards, along with 2 touchdowns from receivers he was covering.
So, where does Langley go from here? He has to get better, because others are vying for his spot, and he knows just that. Sophomore Sheldon Dawson and freshman Shaq Wiggins are itching to get on the field if Langley can’t pick up the pace.
Langley is commiting this game to his short-term memory. He says that he would “much rather have this happen the second game than the SEC Championship. So I’m gonna learn from it, go on about my business, get it better into the season. And we’ll see what happens toward the end.”
The Bulldogs are off this week and return to play on September 21 against North Texas at 12:21 p.m. in Athens.