One of South Carolina coach Will Muschamp’s biggest tasks during his first year is solving the quarterback situation, a competition that is wide open.
Muschamp said that five quarterbacks are getting reps during spring practices. Without putting a timetable on it, Muschamp said he hopes to whittle down the competition in the near future, according to The Charleston Post and Courier’s David Caraviello.
“If you have five (quarterbacks), you don’t have one,” Muschamp said during his Monday press conference, according to the Greenville News’ Willie Smith.
The Gamecocks return four quarterbacks who saw the field last season. Senior and incumbent starter Perry Orth threw for 1,929 yards, 12 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Sophomore Lorenzo Nunez and junior Connor Mitch also played at various points throughout the season. South Carolina also has a former 3-star recruit, Michael Scarnecchia, returning for his sophomore season after throwing one pass as a freshman.
South Carolina has a crowded quarterback depth chart and Muschamp could have a heck of a decision on his hands as the season inches closer. While Muschamp would like to make headway on a decision during the spring, he’s also not going to rush into one.
“I’d love to name a starter in the spring,” Muschamp said according to Caraviello. “But if not, we’ll wait until fall camp.”