South Carolina QB Connor Mitch to transfer

South Carolina quarterback Connor Mitch is transferring.

The school announced Mitch's departure Friday afternoon. He'll be a graduate transfer and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining at his future school.

"I have enjoyed my time at South Carolina and will graduate later this summer," Mitch said. "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"

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Mitch was South Carolina's starting quarterback for the first two games of 2015 and missed the rest of the season. He left the Gamecocks' second game, a loss to Kentucky, because of a separated shoulder. He also spent time in the hospital after the game because of a hip infection.

Mitch was 13-29 passing for 165 yards and a touchdown in 2015. He threw six passes in 2014 as a backup for Dylan Thompson.

His departure means South Carolina will go into the 2016 season with Lorenzo Nunez, Perry Orth and Brandon McIlwain competing for the starting quarterback job.

 

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