Former South Carolina QB Phil Petty, a three-year starter for the program under head coach Lou Holtz, has passed away at 43 years old...
Petty led South Carolina on the biggest season-to-season turnaround in NCAA history. After the team went 0-11 in 1999, he took over as a full-time starter for the Gamecocks in 2000 — leading the program to an 8-4 record and an Outback Bowl victory over Ohio State. The team returned to the Outback Bowl again the following season and took down the Buckeyes in a postseason rematch.
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