Re: Shaw Best QB Ever
Couple of practice reports I posted in 2010 had the statement in them
That "Shaw is the future of this program". I posted here on this board
in the fall of 2010 (more than once) that Connor Shaw gave me flashbacks
to watching Jeff Grantz play in the 70s. That statement held a lot of
weight with me personally because I still consider Jeff Grantz and John
Roche to be the two best all round athletes I've ever seen in Gamecock
As a note...Connor Shaw just tied Todd Ellis' mark for most wins as a
starting QB in the history of this program. I'm sure everyone has heard this
by now BUT, no one is saying much about the fact that Todd Ellis started
from day one as a True Freshman QB here at USC, and with the exception
of the few games he missed due to the knee injury, he started four seasons
with the Gamecocks. ... Connor Shaw has only been the starting QB
for (what will be at the end of this season barring injury), 2 and 1/2
seasons. THAT SAYS A LOT ABOUT THE ABILITY OF THIS YOUNG MAN
TO LEAD OUR OFFENSE !!
Not only will he break Todd's record by several games, but he will have
done it with almost a full 1 1/2 seasons less than Ellis played during his
time as the QB here.
For the record, I still consider Jeff Grantz to be the greatest USC QB
I've ever seen in my lifetime, but Connor Shaw is a close second (A
VERY CLOSE SECOND) in my book. Connor deserves more credit
nationally for what he's doing with this offense the past couple of
seasons, but to be honest, I'm glad he isn't. After seeing the way the
national media has treated Jadeveon this season after basically building
him into a football god in the offseason has me glad that Connor is
"quietly" going about becoming the best QB in our program's history.
AND, I'm positive that the way Connor approaches the game from a
personal level, he'd rather have it this way as well. The MAN is a
good QB, but he's an exceptional young man with a bright future ahead
of him no matter what direction that future leads him. I'm just glad that
he came to South Carolina to play football, and I'm glad I was witness
to his accomplishments here.