Josh Kendall

Kendall’s Morning Meeting: What’s in store for USC’s freshman QB?

South Carolina's Lorenzo Nunez
South Carolina's Lorenzo Nunez

We’ve spent a lot of time talking about Perry Orth this week, and rightfully so.

The junior quarterback is a great story as he prepares to start for the first time as a collegian in Sanford Stadium against No. 7 Georgia. Now we’ve just got to wait and see if he actually starts the game.

Even suggesting that Orth might not start probably is an over-reaction to what freshman quarterback Lorenzo Nunez said Wednesday after practice, but what Nunez said was interesting.

“Me and Perry are switching out this week,” Nunez said.

Nunez, a four-star prospect who made his collegiate debut last week against Kentucky, has taken “close to half” of the reps with the first-team offense this week, he said. What that means for Saturday has yet to be seen, but it could mean Steve Spurrier is planning on throwing caution to the wind and drawing up something wacky for the Bulldogs.

“I feel comfortable with most all the plays, whatever Coach Spurrier decides to put me in in,” said Nunez, who estimated he knows 75 percent of the playbook.

Spurrier may just be getting Nunez ready just his case his passing game can’t get on track Saturday. We’ll see.