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Gamecocks QB Shaw 100 percent, will start vs Kentucky

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South Carolina got some good news Wednesday. Starting quarterback Connor Shaw will start this weekend’s SEC game against Kentucky. Shaw sprained his shoulder last weekend in a road victory at Central Florida. He was removed from the game and did not return, so his prognosis for this weekend’s game should be very encouraging for Gamecocks fans.

The news was made official via the official South Carolina Twitter account Wednesday evening.

Dylan Thompson filled in for Shaw last week after the starting quarterback was removed with the shoulder sprain injury. The Gamecocks managed to get by without Shaw, with Thompson completing 15 of 32 pass attempts for 261 yards and an interception.

While Shaw is said to be 100 percent, the coaching staff and trainers will surely be keeping close tabs on Shaw’s throwing motion and production as the Gamecocks take on Kentucky. Shaw has thrown for 665 yards and six touchdowns and rushed for 232 yards this season.

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12 Responses to “Gamecocks QB Shaw 100 percent, will start vs Kentucky”
  1. classyjacklambert says: Oct 2, 2013 8:39 PM

    The gamecocks looked a lot better with Dylan Thompson taking over last week honestly. Why chance shaw getting injured. He’s probably just worried about losing the starting position.

  2. mrsmell says: Oct 2, 2013 10:12 PM

    A. SC is playing Kentucky which should mean rest for him

    B. @classy said worried about losing his job

    C. Cant blame him, its his senior year (99% sure), so finishing ontop and knowing you left everything on the field cause I dont see an NFL future.

  3. jets12 says: Oct 2, 2013 10:21 PM

    He has been cleared to play. Why shouldn’t he? The reports from the medical staff say he is 100% ready. If you sit a player for fear that he will get hurt then players should never play.

  4. wycheck4life says: Oct 3, 2013 9:50 AM


    Dylan Thompson did not look good in that game. I dont know what you were watching but when a quarterback goes 15 of 32 for 261 and 1 INT I don’t jump for joy. Connor Shaw is the South Carolina career leader in wins and completion percentage plus hes far more mobile than Thompson.

    That being said he shouldnt play because he risks re-injuring his shoulder against a bad Kentucky team when theres a very good Arkansas team the next week.

  5. floridacock says: Oct 3, 2013 11:04 AM

    Shaw may not be NFL QB material, but he will play on Sundays, probably at WR or TE. The NFL always has room for someone like him.

  6. classyjacklambert says: Oct 3, 2013 2:11 PM

    I just don’t see that happening Floridacock, he’s a marginally talented QB with a history of injuries and no experience at other positions. He’s too small to take a risk on him as TE (6’1″ 209 lbs) and not a burner as a receiver.

  7. jonkybon says: Oct 3, 2013 2:13 PM

    Shaw will be fine Saturday. It’s not like the Old Drunk trusts him to throw very often anyway.

    I believe SC is a far better team lead by a real QB like Thompson then a glorified fullback in Shaw. With Thompson SC is actually two dimensional and the QB doesn’t need to line up in the shotgun every snap. Wycheck, you stated Shaw is the leader in completion percentage, but where does he rank in passes attempted?

    I expect Shaw will begin selling insurance by the end of this year.

  8. jets12 says: Oct 3, 2013 2:33 PM

    Jonky = Liar & Coward

  9. classyjacklambert says: Oct 3, 2013 2:56 PM

    Lol you two are always fighting and it’s always the same.

  10. jonkybon says: Oct 4, 2013 7:04 AM

    Sorry Jack, but I haven’t responded to any of that persons screen names (that I’ve confirmed) in close to two months. I say my thing when I feel like it and respond to people like you that deserve respect.

  11. jets12 says: Oct 4, 2013 7:24 AM

    The reason jonkybon doesn’t respond is because he is a liar and coward. That’s what liars and cowards do.

  12. classyjacklambert says: Oct 4, 2013 12:53 PM


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