Will Muschamp Addresses Josh Belk’s Visit To Clemson Over The Weekend


first_imgSouth Carolina's Josh Belk visits former teammates at Clemson.ABC ColumbiaJosh Belk’s transfer was one of the big wins of the off-season for the South Carolina Gamecocks. The fact that the team landed a former five-star player that was previously at hated rival Clemson made things even sweeter.Belk played in the first two games this year for the Gamecocks, before dealing with an ankle injury. He has been out since, and it seems like he will use a redshirt as he improves his conditioning.A member of the class of 2018, Belk was originally a Clemson Tiger early enrollee. After a few months on campus, he decided Clemson wasn’t for him, and elected to transfer, eventually settling on South Carolina.After a few months of waiting, the NCAA deemed him immediately eligible in late August.Josh Belk still has some friends at Clemson football, and while South Carolina football was at Ole Miss, he elected to head upstate to visit them.While there, Belk was spotted on the field after Clemson’s blowout win over Louisville by Greg Brzozowski of the local ABC affiliate in Columbia.Here’s the #Gamecocks’ Josh Belk at #Clemson with some former teammates after their 77-16 win over Louisville.Belk didn’t go with USC to Ole Miss, out since Georgia Sep. 8 (ankle). Clemson SID Ross Taylor says he was “not made made aware that Josh was attending today.” pic.twitter.com/PPiR11EuBy— Greg Brzozowski (@GregABCColumbia) November 3, 2018He wasn’t an invitee of Clemson, obviously, and probably had a ticket to the game. Clemson fans go on the field after every home game, as a tradition, so Belk was able to make it down.Will Muschamp was asked about it on Tuesday, and said he wasn’t aware of Belk heading to Clemson. South Carolina does not have a policy for what players that aren’t on the travel roster do during games. He says he addressed the situation with Belk.From The State:When Will Muschamp was first asked about his four-star freshman Josh Belk visiting Clemson while the Gamecocks were on the road at Ole Miss, he had a short answer.“I don’t know what you’re talking about,” Muschamp said Sunday night.He got asked about it again Tuesday and did know about it, dealing with it quickly and concisely.“Josh and I had a conversation,” Muschamp said. “We’re fine. We’re moving on.”Belk also addressed the situation on Twitter, saying that it was nice to see his former teammates, but also congratulating his team on the big road win.Good seeing my boys that I went in with, but on the other hand good #gamecock win. Back to business ?? #spursup— Josh Belk (@jbelk50) November 3, 2018Obviously South Carolina fans would rather not see their players commiserating with the arch-rival Tigers, but Belk obviously had a bond with some of the other players on the team, even if he only stuck around for a few months. It is also not at all uncommon for college students to visit friends at other schools. The optics are weird, but this is hardly a scandal.[The State]last_img