Originally written on Rumors and Rants  |  Last updated 11/18/14

AUBURN, AL - SEPTEMBER 25: Backup quarterback Connor Shaw of the South Carolina Gamecocks looks to pass against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on September 25, 2010 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
After injuring his throwing shoulder Thursday night at Vandy, South Carolina starter Connor Shaw appears OK to go next week against East Carolina. In their 17-13 win over Vanderbilt, the South Carolina Gamecocks used a very Steve Spurrier-like three quarterbacks. However, it was for somewhat un-Spurrier-like reasons. Shaw appeared to injure his shoulder in the first half and was seen receiving treatment on the sideline. At one point, it seemed there was a chance he wouldn’t return for the second half. He did, and finished the game completed 7 of 11 passes for 67 yards and an interception. He also ran 14 times for 92 yards as a part of a 205-yard rushing night for the Gamecocks. The other two quarterbacks, Dylan Thompson and Seth Strickland, were a combined 0-for-4 throwing the ball. This is a completely backwards story for a Spurrier team. Usually, losing a quarterback for his teams means a dent in the passing game, but Shaw is a dual-threat guy (though some would say his passing ...
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