South Carolina Gamecocks Football: 2015 Season Preview and Prediction

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Nov 22, 2014; Columbia, SC, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks running back Brandon Wilds (22) rushes against the South Alabama Jaguars in the second half at Williams-Brice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

Offensive Outlook

If you were hoping to find the name of South Carolina’s starting quarterback on this page, you should just skip it. Spurrier has not named who his starting quarterback will be for the 2015 season.

So far sophomore Connor Mitch is still projected to have a slight lead over the other candidates, but Perry Orth and Michael Scarnecchia are in no way out of the running. True freshman Lorenzo Nunez has also made clear that he would like the starting role and will work hard until he gets it. That’s a really sweet sentiment, but at this point he should just take a number and join the rest of the queue.

The good news is that many other SEC teams haven’t yet locked down their starting QBs either. The bad news is that many of those teams have wonderfully experienced quarterbacks to choose from. South Carolina just has quarterbacks.

Elsewhere on offense, however, USC looks strong. There’s good depth at running back; veteran Brandon Wilds will most likely start for the Gamecocks, but sophomore David Williams will also be a great run-game option. Sophomore Shon Carson could also come into the game when relief is needed.

And who else are we looking forward to more than wide receiver Pharoh Cooper? He’s done it all for the Gamecocks in his two years playing for the program – passing, rushing, receiving, and almost everything in between. Just last season alone he had 1,136 receiving yards. He may just become USC’s most valuable player this coming season, and will certainly help make his quarterback look good no matter who that quarterback is.

Next: Defensive Outlook