All the focus on South Carolina’s decision to move Saturday’s game to Baton Rouge naturally has taken some focus off of the Gamecocks football team.
And we might be missing a lot. Lorenzo Nunez missed his third day of practice Wednesday due to a sprained shoulder and is no lock to start Saturday against LSU.
Head coach Steve Spurrier said earlier this week that he needed to see Nunez practice some this week to feel confident in giving the true freshman his third career start. Nunez’s last real chance to do that is Thursday.
If Nunez doesn’t start, it likely means another shot for junior Perry Orth, who started against Georgia before giving way to Nunez the following week. There might be a silver lining for South Carolina in that.
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Orth gives the Gamecocks a chance to have a more balanced attack than they displayed with Nunez at the helm against Missouri. Spurrier clearly is pining for something resembling a passing game, so that might be enough for him to give Orth the nudge over Nunez this week.
As some normalcy returns to the week, South Carolina’s quarterback situation is worth watching.