Connor Shaw and Dylan Thompson are with the Cleveland Browns and San Francisco 49ers now, but their influence remains in South Carolina’s current quarterback competition.
"Just learning from Connor and Dylan was huge," redshirt sophomore Connor Mitch said this week. "I learned a lot those first two years. They were very helpful."
Junior Perry Orth also mentioned Thompson’s tutelage last season.
"Dylan took all us underneath his wing," Mitch said. "He mentored us and taught us everything we need to know."
What was Thompson’s No. 1 lesson?
"Just trust in the coaches," Mitch said. "They know what they are talking about. Sometimes you may not agree, but they are always right and you’ve just got to take what they are giving you."