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Connor Shaw to be ‘game-time decision’ for Gamecocks

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For those wondering if Connor Shaw will be under center Saturday for South Carolina, you’ll have to wait a couple of days before knowing with any degree of certainty.

The quarterback suffered a shoulder injury in last Thursday’s four-point win over Vanderbilt.  Head coach Steve Spurrier said Sunday that, even three days removed from the injury, his starter was having “trouble lifting his arm right now.”

In an update during Spurrier’s teleconference Wednesday, the Ol’ Ball Coach said Shaw will try to throw today, but will likely be a game-time decision as to whether he can take the field vs. East Carolina Saturday.

Even if Shaw doesn’t throw Thursday, Spurrier added, he could still start the nonconference game.  If Shaw is unable to go, redshirt sophomore Dylan Thompson would likely get the nod as the starter.

Due in large part to the injury, Shaw was limited to 67 yards passing in the season-opening win, although he did add 92 yards on the ground.

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23 Responses to “Connor Shaw to be ‘game-time decision’ for Gamecocks”
  1. jonkybon says: Sep 5, 2012 3:02 PM

    Spurrier will just find some other fullback to play QB. It’s not like they can’t play 10 men on O and beat ECU and UAB (those Div 1 powerhouses that Spurrier loves to schedule).

  2. brutusbuckeye2011 says: Sep 5, 2012 3:45 PM

    All the Gamecocks need to do is run the ball and throw just often enough to keep the defense honest. If they can’t beat ECU without Shaw they sure aren’t a top 10 team.

  3. brutusbuckeye2011 says: Sep 5, 2012 3:47 PM

    FYI – no disrespect to ECU fans intended, but a top 10 team shouldn’t have to rely upon 1 player to win.

  4. jonkybon says: Sep 5, 2012 5:43 PM

    Just for the Cock Lovers that like to thumbs down my posts; as I said, the Shamecocks have a fullback playing QB and no QB on the 2012 team could even make the Clemson team, three of their last seven games they have thrown for under a hundred yards per game. ESPN was correct to name the Jailbirds one of the two most over rated teams in college football.

    Morris: Offenses are a tale of whoa and woe – Ron Morris –

  5. dmcgrann says: Sep 5, 2012 6:10 PM

    “…if Connor Shaw will be under Saturday for South Carolina…”

    What does that mean? Is the Gamecock’s center named Saturday?

  6. cuckflemson says: Sep 5, 2012 6:36 PM

    @jonkybon Um.. The taters play Ball State. Not to mention the usual soft acc schedule. Why don’t you find a girlfriend and quit trolling Scar articles.

  7. jets12 says: Sep 5, 2012 6:51 PM

    Well Jonkybon that FB playing QB was good enough to beat your tigers last year. You really are just plain ignorant.

  8. raysfan1 says: Sep 5, 2012 9:58 PM

    The only stat that matters in football is the score. Last I heard, SC is riding a 3-game winning streak against Clemson. Save the trash talk until you actually have something to brag about.

  9. clemsonstillsucks says: Sep 5, 2012 10:37 PM

    @ jerkyourmeat

    LOL – your comments are funny…kinda in a “watching Clemson grads blow job interviews” kind of way.

    I find it interesting that in spite of having your a$$ handed to you by “The Cocks” in recent years…not to mention the Mountaineers (“Squeal like a pig, boy!”) you continue to get right back up and talk that smack. That’s great. You’re part of what is so satisfying in beating Clemson every year. And before you start…the ’80’s were 30 years ago.

    Hope you’re having a blast in Charlotte this week!

  10. clemsonstillsucks says: Sep 5, 2012 11:01 PM

    Okay – I’ve had an epiphany.

    Jonkybon IS…..Danny WuErffel. Or maybe Danny DeVito.

  11. vols84 says: Sep 5, 2012 11:41 PM

    East Carolina? That’s a no brainier. Back up QB will hand off to the freight train Lattimore all night. He might get 30+ carries and have 230 yards before its over.

  12. jonkybon says: Sep 6, 2012 10:17 AM

    JAILCOCKS: Winning since 2009, whining since 1892.

    Amazing how most of the Sh^tcock fans here have the same IP address.

    You can say what you want, but your team sucks compared to their fans expectations. Three games passing under 100 yards in their last seven. UGA’s second and third string RBs having a superior game to Fumblemore. Needing to cheat to beat lowly Vandy and barely winning at that. Ellington made Fumblemore seem like a HS RB.

    All you buttheads can do is thump your hairless chests at being in the SEC, but the only tough games the eunich Spurrier schedules are forced on him with UGA, Ark, Missouri and Clemson.

    Go ahead and insult me, but EVERYTHING I’ve been saying for the last six months is coming 100% true!!! Hate the messanger, because the message is 100% truthful. Your teams suck as much as you do Cock Lovers!!!

  13. jonkybon says: Sep 6, 2012 10:19 AM

    clemsonstillsucks says:
    Sep 5, 2012 10:37 PM
    @ jerkyourmeat

    LOL – your comments are funny…kinda in a “watching Clemson grads blow job interviews” kind of way.

    I find it interesting that in spite of having your a$$ handed to you by “The Cocks” in recent years…not to mention the Mountaineers (“Squeal like a pig, boy!”) you continue to get right back up and talk that smack. That’s great. You’re part of what is so satisfying in beating Clemson every year. And before you start…the ’80′s were 30 years ago.

    Hope you’re having a blast in Charlotte this week!

    Cumsucker, those Mountaineers have tied you in the standings, but pussy Spurrier can’t schedule real competition with his at lasrge games. Why? You frauds are 4-6 against teams with winning records on game day in your two best consecutive seasons. Now wipe the cum off your dress Monica.

  14. jets12 says: Sep 6, 2012 11:00 AM

    Again Jonkybon you seem to have repressed homosexual issues. Your constant references to cum and cumsucker reveal much more about you than your idiotic comments concerning football. Do you always resort to this kind of commentary when you have nothing relative to say? And by the way I have yet to read anything from you that is relative. Get off the sexual references if you want anyone to even remotely take you serious. And do yourself a favor and come out of the closet. Nothing wrong with being who you are.

  15. jonkybon says: Sep 6, 2012 11:48 AM


    Kevin, it’s because I know you for the shemale prostitute you are. Can you not stick with one screen name? You have more than the rest of us combined. Besides Squah, I responded in kind. Just because you aren’t proud of who you are, isn’t my problem. Now bend over Kevin, you latest ‘uncle’ is horny again. It must suck to have your mother, sister and brother destest you as much as I do. Yes, we’ve kept in touch.

  16. militarygamecock says: Sep 6, 2012 11:53 AM

    @jonkeybon (where did you come up with that name anyway). Can you please check some of your facts. Clemson plays, Fuman, Ball State, Duke, Wake Forest, and every other weak ACC team, with the exception of maybe FS. Weak schedule but they should win the American Cupcake conference. Of the teams listed for the gamecocks, they do play this team name LSU. I dont know how much you know about football but they seem to have a good team as well. BTW, what’s with all the hostility? Oh, I bet your daddy ran away with a hot gamecock woman and left you and your mammy still sitting on the porch dreaming about cows. When is clemson gonna put down Artifical turf, I hear all the cheerleaders keep grazing on the field. Come on jonkeybon, try to find a little sense of humor. Those of us who actually played a little ball don’t take this stuff that serious.

  17. benvincible says: Sep 6, 2012 12:10 PM


    I truly admire Jonkybon’s “me against the world” postings… only in this case Jonky seems to be micro-focused on The Gamecocks, not the world. It is curious to me as to where this unbridled hatred towards USC stems from… What is Jonky’s origin story? One could only wonder…hmmm… no positive male role model? (Nah) to hear Jonky talk it sounds like he’s always in the company of males… Is it the fact that DABO can recruit world class athletes with ease, but somehow fails to employ their talents effectively on the gridiron? (Nah) Clempson did win the ACC last year… (I don’t think they could have won the Big East, but a major accomplishment none the less)… so where does this pinned up rage towards USC come from Jonky? I’m not quite sure… Maybe you and Coach Swinney should go over to Sammy Watkins off campus apartment (booster paid for) and puff that dirty dank, woop some ass on call of duty, and work out your rage issues… chill out man… its not even close to thanksgiving yet.

  18. jets12 says: Sep 6, 2012 12:22 PM

    Well jonkybon once again you have shown what a complete idiot you are. My name is not Kevin and I have only had the one screen name. Again you have proven my point with your comments about “shemale prostitute” and “horny uncle” references. Your constant ramblings about all things sexual lead me to believe that you were abused as a child. If that is the case I’m sorry for your mis-fortune. If you were not abused then your just a sexual deviant. You have serious mental problems and you need to stay away from children. Hope you get the help you need.

  19. jonkybon says: Sep 6, 2012 5:12 PM

    WOW Kevin just made three more posts using three different screen names but the exact same IP address. Some things never change.

    MORON…The Ole Ball SACK SCHEDULED THREE GAMES ON HIS LONESOME, the other 9 were assigned with the SEC West in rotation. If you had a third of the brain my turds do, you’d have known that. The three at large games for the sh^tcocks are ECU, UAB and Wofford.

    The three at large games for Clemson are Auburn, Ball ST and Furman. Before you start the BS about how much greater the SEC is, learn some facts. While the cream is better, the majority isn’t. LSU is not the team they were the last two years and Ark has a new coach. So your West schedule is actually easier this year. No idea how Missouri will fare in the SEC, but they have a real test this weekend. Florida is in their second year with Mus as Coach as Vandy was with Franklin. UK and UT such. The only real team the Suckcocks play from the East is Georgia. The Ole Ball Sack is as big a PUSSY as you are Kevin you douchebag American and Law Enforcement hating piece of excrement.

    Yes, the Texas Rangers (since you’re from Houston), the FBI and I know all about you and your Silver Cloud Singers. How does it feel to have your own mother writing you hate mail after you tried to eat her? How does it feel to weigh over 400 Lbs? How does it feel to know the only friend you have is your multitude of screen names.

  20. jonkybon says: Sep 6, 2012 5:13 PM

    Not even sure why I discuss facts when all you’re here to do Kevin is attack me just as you did on AOL.

  21. jets12 says: Sep 6, 2012 6:21 PM

    Again Jonkybon you are a living in a fantasy world. I’m not Kevin and my family and I get along just fine. On the other hand you seem to have a hard time with reality. I think you should seek professional help. You obviously don’t have a healthy and giving relationship with your family so you divert this emotional handicap to your parallel life. This is not only self destructive it makes you certifiable. You need help. Just take the first step. The first step is always the hardest.

  22. jets12 says: Sep 6, 2012 7:46 PM

    Oh by the way jonky I have never had an AOL account.

  23. clemsonstillsucks says: Sep 6, 2012 10:07 PM


    Maybe not Danny Devito. Definitely Joe Pesci…circa “Lethal Weapon 4”.

    Hey Jonk! You should change your name to “Leo Getz”….

    ps – the Mountaineers send their regards…and xx’s and oo’s.

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