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Bobby Bentley’s son leaving Gamecocks strength staff, joining former USC assistant

Bobby Bentley excited for challenge of coaching tight ends

South Carolina Gamecocks football assistant coach Bobby Bentley moved from running backs coach to tight ends this offseason. He'll work with Kiel Pollard, Evan Hinson
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South Carolina Gamecocks football assistant coach Bobby Bentley moved from running backs coach to tight ends this offseason. He'll work with Kiel Pollard, Evan Hinson

The past three years have been a family affair for the Bentleys in South Carolina football.

Bobby has been an assistant coach. Jake Bentley has been the starting quarterback. Chas Dodd, Bobby’s eldest son, has been on the strength staff.

On Tuesday night, Dodd announced he’s moving on.

He will join the strength staff at Miami under Manny Diaz. His strength coach is Dave Feeley, who coached at South Carolina under Jeff Dillman during the 2016 season.

Dodd was a star quarterback at Byrnes High School and was a part-time starter through a tumultuous career at Rutgers. He threw for more than 4,000 yards in 31 career games.

Feeley came to South Carolina after five years as top strength coach at Ball Stat. He left after a season to coach at Temple and then followed Diaz to Miami after Diaz took the Owls job for a short time before going back to the Hurricanes

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