Gamecocks hold first competition of Muschamp era
Carolina Football Practice Report
First Scrimmage of the Fall Camp Held at Williams-Brice Stadium
Practice Report Number 12
The South Carolina Gamecocks (1-0, 0-0) open SEC play against the Kentucky Wildcats (1-0, 0-0) at Williams-Brice Stadium.
The South Carolina Gamecocks take on the North Carolina Tar Heels to open the 2015-16 Season in Charlotte, North Carolina.
South Carolina vs. Furman
South Carolina vs. Furman (10/18/14)
Football Media Day (8/3/14)
2015: Earned the starting quarterback duties during preseason camp... went 9-for-22 for 122 yards and a touchdown pass in his first career start against North Carolina... first career TD pass was a nine-yarder to Pharoh Cooper... also ran the ball 10 times for 44 yards despite suffering a painful hip pointer in the contest... ran for his first career touchdown and completed 4-of-7 passes for 43 yards against Kentucky before suffering a shoulder injury that took him out of the game... that injury, along with complications from the hip injury caused him to lose a significant amount of weight and was not able to regain the strength and form that earned him the top spot the depth chart... did not see any other action during the season... finished the season 13-for-29 for 165 yards passing with one touchdown and 51 yards on 14 carries and a score on the ground... shared Most Improved Quarterback in the spring accolades with Perry Orth.
2014: Played in two games as a redshirt freshman... connected on 2-of-6 passes for 19 yards in limited duty... completed 2-of-4 passes for 19 yards in first playing time of his career against Furman... attempted two passes against South Alabama... shared co-Freshman Most Improved honors for the offense in the spring with tight end Jacob August.
2013: Enrolled at Carolina in January 2013... took a redshirt in the fall.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Wakefield High School in Raleigh, N.C in December 2012... a four-year starter... coached by Rod Sink... finished his prep career ranked second in four career categories in North Carolina high school history, passing for 12,078 yards with 1,384 attempts, 807 completions and 153 touchdowns... threw for 4,661 yards and 63 touchdowns while completing 62 percent of his passes as a senior, leading the Wolverines to an 11-2 record... set the state record with nine touchdown passes in a win over Broughton, one shy of the national record... as a junior, threw for 3,832 yards and 48 touchdowns as the team went 9-3... earned all-state and all-region honors... threw for 3,300 yards and 33 scores as a sophomore, leading Wakefield to a 9-3 mark... four-star prospect who was regarded as the seventh-best player in the state, the 13th-best pro-style quarterback in the country and ranked No. 248 on the Rivals250... a three-star prospect and the nation's 44th-best quarterback by Scout... a four-star prospect, the seventh-best player in the state, the 13th-best pro-style quarterback and ranked No. 243 overall by 247Sports... rated a four-star prospect and No. 226 on the ESPN300... considered the 10th-best pro-style quarterback in the country by MaxPreps... a three-star prospect, the 15th-best pro-style quarterback in the country and the 167th-best player overall by PrepStar... named honorable mention on PARADE magazine's All-America team... chose the Gamecocks over Alabama, LSU, Auburn and North Carolina.
PERSONAL: Connor Mitch is a psychology major... comes from an athletic family... father, Bob Mitch, played quarterback and safety at Syracuse in the early 1970s... brother, Ryan, played quarterback at Maryland... sister, Brittany, played basketball at Duke.