South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier: Dylan Thompson is ‘without question’ the starting QB

Nov 23, 2013; Columbia, SC, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks quarterback Dylan Thompson (17) calls the play at the line against the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers in the second half at Williams-Brice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY

Heading into next season, there is a huge hole to fill on the South Carolina offense under center with Connor Shaw now finished with his time in Columbia. But, that doesn’t seem to be a problem for head coach Steve Spurrier who said today that backup Dylan Thompson will step right into that role.


This isn’t a shock by any means, but still notable in today’s college football world where more and more incoming players from high school are making immediate impacts. There were some that thought maybe Thompson could have some competition this spring.

Thompson has seen significant action on the field, whether it was replacing Shaw due to injury, or just simply going into the game to give him a break, which Spurrier has called upon a few times.

He started two games in place of Shaw on 2012 and won both of those while throwing for over 300 yards in each of them, and he started one game in 2013.

Topics: Dylan Thompson, Football, South Carolina Gamecocks, Steve Spurrier

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