South Carolina Football: Why Connor Shaw Is a Better Choice Than Stephen Garcia

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South Carolina Football: Why Connor Shaw Is a Better Choice Than Stephen Garcia
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Connor Shaw has made his case to remain the Gamecocks' starting quarterback

It looks like the Ol' Ball Coach finally got it right.

By naming Connor Shaw the South Carolina starting quarterback for Saturday's game against Kentucky, Steve Spurrier put the fears of Gamecock Nation to rest; Stephen Garcia wouldn't be able to throw away another game.

Literally.

And after watching Shaw's stellar performance on Saturday, it would seem that he's finally won back the job that was his to begin with.

No longer should South Carolina football fans have to worry that their quarterback will undermine the efforts of the team on the field. Whereas Stephen Garcia often had Spurrier throwing his headset in dismay, Shaw had his head coach smiling and clapping on the sideline during the Gamecocks' 54-3 rout of the Wildcats.

For a team so loaded with talent on both sides of the ball, South Carolina's performance to date has been somewhat underwhelming. This can mostly be attributed to turnovers and overall poor quarterback play from Garcia, and should be easily corrected with the insertion of Connor Shaw as the primary signal caller.

So Gamecock fans, get ready for a lot more offense. Here's why Connor Shaw is a better fit than Stephen Garcia at quarterback for South Carolina...

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