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NFL PITTSBURGH (AP) Michael Vick needed a job. The Pittsburgh Steelers needed a backup quarterback. One solid workout solved both problems. The Steelers signed the four-time Pro Bowler to a one-year deal, hopeful there's enough game left in the 35-year-old's still dangerous legs to provide the defending AFC North champions some insurance should something happen to Ben Roethlisberger...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Former pro pitcher Hayden Hurst now TE for Gamecocks

Whenever you hear of an athlete wanting to try out a different sport, he usually has had a pretty successful career in his previous one. While getting drafted to the MLB is usually a pretty big accomplishment, Hayden Hurst’s career didn’t pan out like he would have hoped. Hurst is now getting a second shot, but this time in a much different sport. According to Greenville Online...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: South Carolina names sophomore Connor Mitch starting QB

The competition is over in Columbia, as the Gamecocks have named redshirt sophomore Connor Mitch as their starting quarterback, according to 247Sports.Mitch beat out junior Perry Orth, redshirt freshman Michael Scarnecchia and true freshman Lorenzo Nunez for the starting spot and will take the opening snap against North Carolina on Sept. 3 in Charlotte. The presumed favorite entering...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

South Carolina Names Connor Mitch Starting Quarterback

South Carolina has officially named redshirt sophomore Connor Mitch its starting quarterback. Mitch beat out Michael Scarnecchia and Perry Orth for the job. True freshman Lorenzo Nunez is also expected to see time at the position this season. South Carolina names Connor Mitch its starting QB. — Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) August 25, 2015 BREAKING — Steve Spurrier has...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Spurrier closing in on South Carolina’s starting QB

South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier has been fairly happy with his tem’s practices as they prepare for the upcoming college football season, but he has yet to name a starting quarterback.   However, that could be changing soon. It appears that Spurrier is closing in on making that decision and it could come next week. Spurrier added QB competition remains very...
Via Campus Sports Net
10 days ago  |  Discuss

No QB choice yet for Spurrier, Gamecocks

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Steve Spurrier says South Carolina's offense improved Saturday, just not enough to show a clear frontrunner among the four players competing for starting quarterback. The Gamecocks coach says he's happier with the offensive showing in the team's second stadium scrimmage of fall camp. However, he says Connor Mitch, Perry Orth, Michael Scarnecchia and Lorenzo Nunez...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Steve Spurrier May Have A Starting Quarterback Decision By Middle Of This Week

A number of SEC football programs have quarterback position battles underway, but one prominent program may be close to naming a start. After South Carolina’s scrimmage today, head coach Steve Spurrier was pleased with his quarterback play, and hinted at a timetable for his decision on a starter. If things go well this week, we may know who will take the first snaps against North...
Via College Spun
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Five SEC East questions: With so much uncertainty, who steps up in the East?

With every team in the midst of fall camp, we take a closer look at the biggest storylines in the SEC East heading into the season.1. Is it time for Tennessee?Earlier this week, FOX Sports' Stewart Mandel revealed he picked Tennessee to win the East and play Texas A&M in the conference title game. Plenty of preseason polls/rankings have Tennessee in the latter portion of the...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

South Carolina Gamecocks Football: 2015 Preseason Analysis

South Carolina’s 2014 season was essentially over after the first game. The Gamecocks were shellacked 52-28 at home to Texas A&M on the opening Thursday night, exposing Carolina’s defense and shattered its hopes at an SEC East title. South Carolina went on to finish 7-6 overall (3-5 in the SEC) for its worst season since 2009; the defense was the main culprit behind such...
Via Football Nation
21 days ago  |  Discuss

QB Quandary: Spurrier sorting out 4-way race at position

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier has had a mostly smooth stretch of succession at his favorite position the past six years with Stephen Garcia from 2009-11, Connor Shaw in 2012-13 and Dylan Thompson last summer the unquestioned starters heading into camp. These days, Spurrier is sorting out a four-way race for quarterback. Third-year sophomore Connor Mitch...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Plenty of SEC East teams (but not Mizzou) exit spring unsettled at QB

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Missouri has a head start in at least one respect as the Tigers aim for their third consecutive Southeastern Conference Eastern Division title. With Maty Mauk returning for his junior season, Missouri is one of only two SEC East teams that exits spring practice with a settled quarterback situation. The only other program with a clear-cut starter at quarterback...
Via AP on Fox
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Plenty of SEC East teams exit spring unsettled at QB

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Missouri has a head start in at least one respect as the Tigers aim for their third consecutive Southeastern Conference Eastern Division title. With Maty Mauk returning for his junior season, Missouri is one of only two SEC East teams that exits spring practice with a settled quarterback situation. The only other program with a clear-cut starter at quarterback...
Via AP on Fox
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

South Carolina is in danger of becoming SEC East bottomfeeder

More from Athlon Sports: Top 20 WRs on the rise in 2015 / Alabama is ready for another title run / Florida could win SEC East in 2015 / Can WVU take advantage of wide open Big 12? / North Carolina's D must step up in 2015 *** The last time South Carolina lost six games in a season was back in 2009. After unprecedented success and 42 wins from 2010-13, the Gamecocks came...
Via Fox Sports
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

South Carolina Football: Biggest position battles part II

Spring practice came to an end with the annual Garnet and Black Spring game last Saturday.  Head coach Steve Spurrier had some questions he wanted to be answered during the spring.  The three biggest question marks came with the defensive tackle position, backup quarterback and cornerback. Having already discussed defensive tackles, it’s time to talk about the ever important...
Via isportsweb.com
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Gamecocks Football: Is Perry Orth a Legit No. 2?

World, meet Perry Orth. The ‘new’ back-up quarterback at the University of South Carolina per Coach Steve Spurrier for the Gamecocks football team. Yesterday, the ol’ HBC made the declaration that Orth is the man behind starter Dylan Thompson. Is this news? Well, for many it is as most do not know Orth and his potential. He was a walk-on in 2013 and has not seen playing time...
Via Leftover Hot Dog
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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