Has South Carolina decided on its starting QB yet?

Michael Scarnecchia (12), Connor Mitch (6), Perry Orth (10) and Lorenzo Nunez (19) (AP)

We are exactly two weeks away from the first Saturday in college football and South Carolina has still not picked its starting quarterback, but that could change shortly.

“All of the quarterbacks did a lot of good things,” Steve Spurrier told reporters after Saturday morning’s scrimmage. “Hopefully we’ll find out [who will be the starter] early next week.”

Redshirt sophomore Connor Mitch appears to have the inside track to the starting job, but redshirt freshman Michael Scarnecchia and redshirt junior Perry Orth are not officially out of the competition. It would be surprising if Mitch is not the starter against North Carolina.

Mitch is similar to last year’s starter Dylan Thompson in that both possess good size and strong arms from the pocket. Still Spurrier is not ready to elaborate on who is the current leader for the starting job.

“Most of the time our guys took it and threw it in the air,” Spurrier said.

You may have to wait a few more days to find out who South Carolina’s starter will be,  and there may be a few visor-throwing days ahead for Spurrier before he settles on one guy for the job.


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