COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - South Carolina's quarterback battle will take place without one of its signal callers.
Connor Mitch will graduate with a degree in Psychology and transfer to another university, according to head coach Will Muschamp.
"I have enjoyed my time at South Carolina and will graduate later this summer," said Mitch. "I believe it's in my best interest to continue my playing career at another school. I'd like to thank all the Gamecock fans for their support during my time in Columbia."
The 6-foot-4, 216-pound redshirt junior out of Raleigh, N.C., was 13-of-29 passing last season for the Gamecocks for 165 yards and a touchdown. Mitch opened the season as the starter for USC. During that contest, Mitch suffered a hip pointer but managed to play in USC's next contest against Kentucky. In that game, Mitch was sidelined with a shoulder injury. Both injuries would be enough to keep Mitch out for the remainder of the season.
Mitch was one of four quarterbacks to see action last season for the Gamecocks. He will have two years of eligibility remaining.