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Quarterbacks struggle in Gamecocks scrimmage

By PETE IACOBELLI
AP Sports Writer

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - If Steve Spurrier expected to hone in on a starting quarterback Saturday, South Carolina's scrimmage barely helped.

None of the team's four passers vying for the starting job stood out in a poor overall performance. Spurrier said quarterbacks Connor Mitch, Perry Orth, Michael Scarnecchia and Lorenzo Nunez were slow and hesitant to fire balls into receivers.

The Gamecocks did not have a "best" quarterback out there in the hour-long session at Williams-Brice Stadium, according to Spurrier.

South Carolina's 11th-year coach understands, though, he'll have to have a decision soon with the Gamecocks opening the season Sept. 3 against North Carolina in Charlotte.

Redshirt freshman Scarnecchia had the best statistics, hitting 11 of 14 passes for 81 yards. He was also the only one of the quartet without an interception.

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