South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier is switching quarterbacks to spark the 18th-ranked Gamecocks stumbling offense.
Spurrier didn't expect any more drastic changes, unless the move doesn't fix the problem.
The coach announced sophomore Connor Shaw would start for fifth-year senior Stephen Garcia at quarterback for the Gamecocks (4-1, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) against Kentucky (2-3, 0-2). He hopes that major move will ignite South Carolina's sluggish attack.
Spurrier says Shaw might hit the receivers that Garcia has missed this year. That might open up holes for South Carolina runners other than Marcus Lattimore to make an impact.
Spurrier tolerated Garcia's struggles through the team's 4-0 start. But he realized something had to change after South Carolina's 16-13 loss to Auburn last week when Garcia threw two interceptions.