Perry Orth will be South Carolina’s starting quarterback.
As far as who’s under center to start the Gamecocks’ second offensive series, this still remains unknown.
South Carolina interim coach Shawn Elliott would not deny that the team could use multiple quarterbacks in Saturday’s showdown against Texas A&M.
While Elliott made it clear Perry Orth will make his fourth start of the season, he did not rule out using quarterbacks Lorenzo Nunez or Connor Mitch.
“We’re looking for us to have the opportunity to win a football game,” Elliott said during South Carolina’s weekly press conference Tuesday.
“Perry Orth will stay in there and lead the team to victory there. You’ve all seen Nunez, Connor Mitch in action. They bring different things to the football team. Whether it’s a Nunez package with some more speed-option. (It depends on) how it plays out over the course of the game, how it’s flowing. We’re stable with Perry Orth. He did a good job last outing. Our team has fallen in place behind him. I know exactly what to expect from him and I’m pleased with that.”
During his teleconference on Sunday, Elliott indicated Nunez and Mitch will both be at practice this week, but said Mitch remains a ways away from being at full strength.
Orth is listed as the starter on the South Carolina depth chart ahead of Mitch, Michael Scarnecchia and Nunez. However, Elliott said to place little importance on the order of the quarterbacks behind Orth because any of the four could see action.
“It’s something for you guys to write about,” Elliott joked. “Perry Orth is our starter. The second, third and fourth (quarterbacks), who knows? It’s about what we need to get the job done. Nunez could be in there the second series. Who knows?”