October 13, 2012; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks quarterback Connor Shaw (14) looks to throw against the LSU Tigers. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

What Can South Carolina Expect From Connor Shaw in 2013?


South Carolina fans are expecting for 2013 to be another season to remember.  The past few years have been the most successful in the program’s history and Gamecock faithful are not wanting the good times to end.  Much of South Carolina’s success this upcoming season will be on the shoulders of veteran quarterback Connor Shaw.

     Shaw has been great for the South Carolina Gamecocks.  He has an overall record of 17-3, led the team to back-to-back eleven win season, won two consecutive bowl games, and has never lost to Clemson.  With that said, Connor Shaw has been battling injury and recently had a foot surgery.  The surgery seemed to go well enough, that just five months into his recovery, Shaw decided to go skydiving.  In an interview with Josh Kendall, GoGamecocks writer, Shaw said that “it’s all good now.” 

     Spending some time on the sidelines last season gave Connor a better look at how plays develop and the method to Steve Spurrier’s playcalling.  This single fact should excite Gamecock fans.  Why?  Because Connor Shaw will be better prepared to lead the Gamecock offense this season.  Shaw will have to lead this offense well, especially since he has lost two of his main targets from the 2012 season: Ace Sanders and Justice Cunningham.

     Shaw is more than capable of leading this team to victory.  After all, he has only had three losses in his entire collegiate career.  Look for Shaw to be more effecient in his pass attack this year.  Gamecock faithful were able to see glimses of Shaw’s capability to be effencient in South Carolina’s contest with Missouri las year when he completed 21 consecutive passes. 

     If Shaw continues to improve on his consistency and effenciency, the Gamecock offense will move like a well-oiled machine in 2014 and have a chance at winning some hardware by year’s end.

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