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Gamecocks’ QB race looks much less crowded heading into camp

3 storylines for South Carolina football team's offense in 2016

The State's Josh Kendall gives his take on three issues facing the South Carolina football team's offense in Will Muschamp's debut season as head coach.
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The State's Josh Kendall gives his take on three issues facing the South Carolina football team's offense in Will Muschamp's debut season as head coach.

The battle for the starting spot looks like it’s down to Perry Orth and Brandon McIlwain, with the possibility of a Jake Bentley surge. Injuries and a position change likely knocked Michael Scarnecchia and Lorenzo Nuñez out of the running, leaving the older steady hand (Orth) trying to hold off the young gun in an early enrollee freshman (McIlwain)

2016 Quarterbacks (listed alphabetically)

Fr. Jake Bentley (6-foot-3, 219 pounds): The best quarterback prospect the school has ever brought in, he’ll have to play catch-up after enrolling a year early.

Fr. Brandon McIlwain (6-foot, 206 pounds): The early enrollee freshman ended up spending the spring game with the No. 1 offense and provides an extra dimension with his legs.

So. Lorenzo Nuñez (6-foot-3, 205 pounds): An athletic option who got his feet wet as a true freshman, Nuñez will get work at wide receiver this season

Sr. Perry Orth (6-foot, 200 pounds): A one-time walk-on and sixth-stringer who will be the veteran presence in the QB race.

So. Michael Scarnecchia (6-foot-3, 207 pounds): The third-year reserve will miss the entire 2016 season with an labrum injury.

Lettermen Lost

Connor Mitch

Preseason Depth Chart

Perry Orth

Or Brandon McIlwain

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