Bobby Bentley’s return to South Carolina came with plenty of built-in subplots.

The most obvious and immediate was successful-high-school-coach-comes-home. Bentley led Byrnes High School to four straight state titles from 2002-2005 and then served as head coach at Presbyterian College before returning to Byrnes as offensive coordinator. Things only got more interesting this summer when Bentley’s son Jake bypassed his final year of high school to sign with the Gamecocks and join his dad in garnet and black this fall.