It may not be next season, but former South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw would like to coach at his alma mater sometime in the future.
The 24-year-old Cleveland Browns QB shared his desire to do so with The State’s Josh Kendall recently.
“I’m a coach at heart,” Shaw said. “I grew up in a coach’s family. I enjoy it and I’m good at instructing kids. It’s a lot of fun. We have a lot of camps that we scholarship in underprivileged kids that really don’t ever get a chance to do that, and you can just tell it lights their day up. I have kind of always envisioned that all my life, seeing myself as a coach, but we’ll see.
“I’d love to end up at my alma mater one day.”
Shaw led the Gamecocks to 27 victories during his time as a starter from 2010-13, and many would consider him the most successful signal caller of Steve Spurrier’s tenure with the program.
Given that status among the Gamecocks faithful, he’d likely be a very popular hire if Will Muschamp ever saw the need to make an addition. However, Shaw still has the opportunity to continue his playing career with the Browns.
According to Kendall’s report, Shaw said he’s enjoying the offseason battle with four other quarterbacks vying for playing time under the direction of new coach Hue Jackson.
Shaw reportedly will be in South Carolina to host a sold-out football camp at the Irmo YMCA on Saturday.