South Carolina named Connor Mitch as the team's starting quarterback Tuesday.
Mitch, a redshirt sophomore, is a former four-star recruit. Last season, he completed 2 of 6 passes for 19 yards. Mitch won the job over junior Perry Orth, redshirt freshman Michael Scarnecchia and true freshman Lorenzo Nunez.
The Gamecocks went 7–6 last year, with an Independence Bowl victory over Miami to finish the season. South Carolina will count on Mitch to make up for the production of the graduated Dylan Thompson, who threw for 3,574 yards and 26 touchdowns in 2014.
South Carolina opens the college football season on Sept. 3 against the Tar Heels.