Just a little more than a week away from kicking off the new football season in Charlotte against North Carolina, South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier has named his starting quarterback for the season opener. Connor Mitch will get the call as the Gamecocks’ starting quarterback.
“Connor will have every opportunity to take the reins and run with it,” Spurrier said Tuesday. “The competition was extremely close but we had to make a decision. We will give him all the support we can. As long as he takes care of the ball, keeps his head calm, he very easily could be the quarterback the entire year.
Mitch beat out Perry Orth and redshirt freshman Michael Scarnecchia for the job. Freshman Lorenzo Nunez was also competing for the starting job.
I felt like he was slightly ahead of the other guys. The other guys were pretty close. What the competition has done is get two other guys ready to play. If (Connor) sprains his ankle or can’t play we will be in good hands with Perry (Orth) or Michael (Scarnecchia), and also Lorenzo (Nunez), he is capable of playing a bit.”