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.
So much for a QB competition. Dylan Thompson “is without question going to be our quarterback unless he gets hurts,” Steve Spurrier says.
— Josh Kendall (@JoshatTheState) January 18, 2014
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.