South Carolina Football: 5 things to watch during the Garnet and Black Spring Game

South Carolina football plays its annual Garnet and Black Spring Game on Saturday. What should fans be looking for as they watch?
South Carolina football coach Shane Beamer
South Carolina football coach Shane Beamer / Ken Ruinard / staff / USA TODAY NETWORK
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South Carolina Football's 5 Things to Watch During the Spring Game:
Quarterback LaNorris Sellers

One of the first things on every Gamecock fans' minds this Saturday will be LaNorris Sellers.

Spencer Rattler is off to the NFL, but the future appears to be bright at the quarterback position as Sellers has an elite combination of arm strength, athleticism, and football IQ. The bespectacled #16 played sparingly in last year's spring game and during the season (while preserving his redshirt), but as the likely starter for the 2024 version of the Gamecocks, he will get some important reps on Saturday.

Sellers will get to show off the chemistry he has developed so far this offseason with his wide receivers, and he will demonstrate his ability to operate behind a hopefully-improved-but-likely-still-leaky offensive line.

The quarterbacks have been a little closer to "live" this spring than normal as Sellers, transfer Robby Ashford, and part-time receiver Luke Doty all are more mobile players under center. If that continues for the spring game, this could mean that fans get a more realistic view of Sellers and the other quarterbacks than is typical in spring games.