Steve Spurrier named his starting quarterback on Tuesday, and it will be Connor Mitch taking the reins
There are many teams with some question at quarterback heading into the 2015 college football season, and one of them happens to be the South Carolina Gamecocks. Steve Spuurier has been tasked this summer with finding a replacement for Dylan Thompson. On Tuesday, Spurrier announced that redshirt sophomore Connor Mitch will be the team’s starter for the opener.
Spurrier really hasn’t said much about the battle over the past few weeks, but despite that, most expected that Mitch would be the one under center when the Gamecocks open the season in a little over a week against North Carolina.
Out of Wakefield High School in Raleigh, North Carolina, Mitch was a three-star recruit coming out of school, but he was recruited by a few teams in the SEC, including Tennessee. Ultimately, he chose South Carolina as his destination.
As for experience, well, there’s not much. Last season Mitch made brief appearances in two games for the Gamecocks, completing two of his six passing attempts for 19 yards. So, more or less, he’s coming into the year with virtually no big-time experience.
Luckily for him, though, he has one of the best head coaches in the game behind him to help his progression come along as smoothly as possible.
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