Kenneth Wade Hill Senior pitched in 2 games for the Cleveland Indians in the World Series Championship by the Atlanta Braves 1995, once as the losing starter and once in relief, both games of which the Braves won. The year before in 1994 for Montreal Expos Ken Hill went 16-5 with a 3.32 ERA. 14 seasons Ken Hill pitched for 7 different teams with a 117-109 record and 4.06 ERA. Standing 6′ 4″, Ken Hill is long.
Kenny Hill is considerably shorter at 6′ 1″ and was rated the # 4 Dual-Threat QB in the nation and 4-Star by both Scout.com and Rivals. LSU was considering Kenny Hill. Texas A & M was his best offer. He threw for 511 yards on 44 of 60 over 73 % completion percentage and no interceptions, 3 TD passes. He also ripped off nifty run ability. Ole Miss throttled Boise State who has not fared as well against big-boy competition nowadays and has fallen-off like some others have in the Peach Classic, while Vandie dropped their game.
But, the story of Opening Night is Kenny Hill of West Palm Beach Florida. Ken still wants him to be a pitcher for Texas A & M next Spring too. But, Kenny Hill won the State Championship in High School and is an accomplished Quarterback, although at 210 lbs carries enough weight, but just isn’t tall enough.
Far and wide, Texas A & M was said to have no chance against South Carolina; but damn that’s a program who has it going on since joining The SEC. They have done everything I ever said they would recruiting players in that rich state to play in The SEC. I knew that would be a boom for them, and frankly, they’ve out-recruited even Mark Richt again for 2015 as well. This is a program who goes on the road and with a chip on their shoulders out to prove they aren’t a 1-trick pony, Kevin Sumlin their coach said afterwards on the Inaugural SEC Network Broadcast with Brent Musburger.
Kevin Sumlin, rumored to Texas and to Southern California, has been courted by NFL, and currently is making $ 3.1 million 12 % less than our own Mark Richt when Kevin Sumlin signed a 6-year extension with Texas A & M. Kevin was Starting Linebacker his entire playing career and coached under Bob Stoops as Offensive Coordinator and several years as Assistant Head Coach under R.C. Slocum there. He’s 21-6 for an impressive 78 % Win Percentage because he named Johnny Football his Starting QB and because he named Kenny Hill his replacement, and his recruiting prowess is only starting. Thought to have lost too much talent, he’s reloaded ! 511 yards passing tonight by Kenny Hill is the All-Time Texas A & M Record.
Mark Richt was once this good, and even better. Kevin Sumlin is now. His teams have been ranked 4 years in a row now. He has the nation’s # 2 best recruiting class 2015 behind only Alabama with Mark Richt’s most impressive recruiting class ever here 2015 at # 3.
But, this night belongs to Kenny Hill and to Steve Spurrier who is quite candid about getting their butts beat, Kevin Sumlin hanging 52 on South Carolina, who never was in the game, even though Kevin Sumlin called off the dogs.
Hutson Mason ? Is he Kenny Hill ? (Brice Ramsey # 8 QB or redshirting Jacob Park # 7 QB ?) South Carolina’s secondary ? Are they our secondary ? Kick-Off capabilities proved each kicked-off to the back of the end zone, something we seem wholly incapable of doing and putting so much pressure on our Special Teams.
The 4th Quarter no sooner started than the fans in Columbia left and went home.
At that point, Ole Miss’s defense had given up but 3 points and their special teams were led by Melbourne Victoria Australia’s Will Gleeson punter who pinned Boise State deep and punted one for over 70 yards from the line of scrimmage, while Ole Miss’s QB Bo Wallace looked like crap throwing 4 first half interceptions to see their defense, led by Robert Nkemdiche, give up but 3 points. Perhaps you recall Robert Nkemdiche whom LSU, Auburn, Georgia, Oregon, South Carolina and Alabama also offered Scholarships to, the # 1 player in the state of Georgia 2012 ? Now, he is 1st Team All-SEC Defensive End and a beast among boys. Just thought you’d like these updates.
And, so once again the football world likes the system Kevin Sumlin has in his hurry-up Offense and the players therein. Shocking.
14 of 19 on 3rd Down and 4th Down Conversions, Kenny Hill was against once stout defense South Carolina. Great googly moogly ! Kenny Hill is considered the better quarterback than Marietta’s Anthony Jennings, the LSU QB.
South Carolina could mount no running game with no one who could spell Mike Davis, seemingly injured too frequently.
Dylan Thompson was 2 of 10 on 3rd Down and 4th Down Conversions for 20 % to Kenny Hill’s 75 %.
Trey Williams and Brandon Williams put a hurting on South Carolina’s run defense, and after falling behind 10 to nothing right out of the gate to Kenny Hill, it got worse and worse for South Carolina.
All Credit to Kenny Hill, 1-0 as Starting QB and to Kevin Sumlin, future NFL Head Coach, since Texas A & M doesn’t want to pay him. Why don’t we hear about the NFL wanting Mark Richt, whom we pay more than Kevin Sumlin ?
South Carolina, who has never won anything ever in football, is in last place in The SEC East.
Dawgs, a prohibitive favorite over Clemson who has no offense, faces-off against South Carolina after our game tomorrow. South Carolina is back to the drawing board after the shellacking of Biblical Proportions considered by most to be the 2nd worse loss in the history of The SEC. South Carolina manages to do this every year. So does Kevin Sumlin.
South Carolina’s Defense looked “silly.”
After these ratings, let’s see if The SEC Network can figure out we want to watch LIVE games ? Now, go find the top game in some other sport and show it LIVE for God’s Sake you fools !
For my money, I’d say the Inaugural SEC Network Telecast is Kenny Hill. Congratulations Kenny and Ken !
Damn South Carolina. Just damn. Kenny Hill made you look silly. Texas A & M proved they belonged in The SEC in their 1st Home Game. Their crowd was bloody awesome tonight, and put on one of the best post-game celebrations, ever.
They’re still partying in Columbia.