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Connor Shaw to start for South Carolina

Updated: September 1, 2011, 9:37 PM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Steve Spurrier is at it again with his quarterbacks.

The South Carolina coach said Thursday he sitting fifth-year senior Stephen Garcia in favor of last year's backup, Connor Shaw, to start the season for the 12th-ranked Gamecocks.

Spurrier said the sophomore outperformed Garcia -- who started the past 28 games at South Carolina -- during preseason camp and would open against East Carolina on Saturday night in Charlottte.

Garcia is expected to play the ...

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