Will Muschamp is not ready to make another change at quarterback.
However, South Carolina’s first-year head coach is in the midst of looking at all of his options on the offensive side of the ball.
“I think, first of all, we look at our personnel, whether they do well and if we need to make some changes, we’ll make some changes,” Muschamp said during Sunday night’s teleconference. “We’re in the middle of that process tonight, so that’s what we’re going through right now.”
That includes the starting quarterback.
“I think everything is open, as far as that discussion is concerned,” Muschamp said. “I think Brandon (McIlwain) played well a week ago and we’re excited about him moving forward.”
McIlwain, who’s played every snap in each of the last two games, has completed 52 percent of his passes for 533 yards with 2 touchdowns and no interceptions this season. Perry Orth, the starter for the first two games, completed 56 percent of his passes for 235 yards with 1 interception.
“Brandon’s the starter,” Muschamp said. “But I think … Brandon played well against East Carolina, but we need to play better around him. That’s as much as anything.”
When asked about first-team reps and how they’ll be divided during practice, Muschamp said McIlwain “is getting all of the reps, at this time.”
Fellow freshman Jake Bentley continues to be available to play in 2016. Whether or not he sees the field against Texas A&M on Saturday remains to be seen.