South Carolina News and Rumors: Steve Spurrier names sophomore Connor Mitch as starter

The South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier  did not wait any longer to announce the starting quarterback. Spurrier  selected redshirt sophomore Connor Mitch as the starting quarterback of the Gamecocks game opener against North Carolina on September 3.

Mitch won the competition against junior Perry Orth, freshman Lorenzo Nunez and redshirt freshman Michael Scarnecchia. He showed that he has what it takes to bring the Gamecocks deeper and even into the College Football Playoffs.

Mitch will take the place of last year’s starter, Dylan Thompson, who graduated in spring. Last season, Thompson completed 270 of 451 passes for 3,574 yards, 26 touchdowns against 11 interceptions. Meanwhile, Mitch appearance was limited as he threw for only six passes while completing two for 19 yards in two games.

He was always the front-runner to replace Dylan Thompson, but he wasn’t handed the job easily. His experience may be the problem going into the season but he can adjust to the flow of the game as time progresses. Mitch was a gunslinger coming out of Wakefield High School in North Carolina, where the four-year starter finished second in the state high school record books for career passing yards, completions and touchdowns.

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