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Spurrier: Connor Shaw is ‘in all likelihood’ still the starting QB

Connor Shaw, Dante Fowler Jr. AP

One of the storylines of Florida’s 44-11 rout of South Carolina on Saturday was the change Steve Spurrier made at quarterback to begin the third quarter. Starter Connor Shaw was an ineffective 9-of-20 for 72 yards and benched at halftime in favor of backup Dylan ThompsonBut Thompson, who filled in for Shaw when he was injured earlier this season, didn’t perform much better, going 8-of-20 with an interception.

While neither quarterback played well, Steve Spurrier said Sunday Shaw will likely continue to be the starter for the Gamecocks going forward.

Shaw has generally played well this season when healthy, but struggled the past two weeks against two of the the better defenses in the SEC. Looking ahead, South Carolina doesn’t play another good defense the rest of the season. Clemson currently has the best defense of USCe’s remaining opponents in terms of points allowed, but it doesn’t even rank in the top 50.

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7 Responses to “Spurrier: Connor Shaw is ‘in all likelihood’ still the starting QB”
  1. mshassen2015 says: Oct 21, 2012 6:06 PM

    but you couldnt run the ball!!!!!

  2. coreycupps says: Oct 21, 2012 6:13 PM

    I think it’s pitiful when your fragile ego has to be mended at the expense of your starting quarterback! Your best chance at a win or something close would be Conner Shaw, so you yank him?WTF
    That clearly tells everyone you concede, and can’t coach em out of the EGO!come on Steve this isn’t Florida and Shaw isn’t Shane, have some patience and respect for your program!

  3. dcroz says: Oct 21, 2012 6:23 PM

    Ah, yes…Spurrier being Spurrier again. His starting QB has a bad outing (nevermind against an outstanding defense) and here he is, threatening to bench him in favor of his backup. He just cannot leave his QBs alone to do their job. He’d have more than one national title by now if he’d stop being so personality Type A+++ towards his field general and so Type B— towards all the other aspects of his team that need attention.

  4. sauteedawg says: Oct 21, 2012 6:31 PM

    Once again this season Old Ball Coach makes UGA his programs Bowl game. One day he ‘ll learn that theirs more to a season than beating UGA.

  5. coreycupps says: Oct 21, 2012 8:11 PM

    Too bad that a family members responsibility is also downplayed by “bad decisions by our quarterback” What …?do we have to protect the ego of the son as well? Once you mix ego’s and maniacs you get egomaniacal coaching, that at their hands suffers a team.
    If he can’t cut it…. cut him loose,the wife will not leave you , maybe a night on the ole couch will help the coach “make better decisions”
    or at the very least keep his players out from under the bus!

  6. clemsonstillsucks says: Oct 21, 2012 10:40 PM

    It’s hilarious…and telling…when you assume someone makes decisions as you would make them. The commentary here is your résumé and proof of your ignorance. I hope you coach your Pop Warner team a little better.

    That being said – Carolina got stomped – no question about it. It was a team loss – top to bottom.

  7. coreycupps says: Oct 22, 2012 6:12 AM

    Great decision, really, team loss top to bottom, really?then why pull the best chance you have at a win, even if it appears out of hand , put in a quarterback that had a total of less than 30 min in the sec? Anyway you try to spin it, it was not trying to teach someone a lesson after you see the total and complete inability to read a defense! Sure it was a team loss top to bottom so lets just bench the one and ONLY person that making mistakes…..BS, using that logic then you bench the entire O and D lines, they were getting hammered up front! Need another mirror check, oh I forgot you are above us Pop Warner’s!

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