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 ...