Friday morning update:
USC staffer: Nosovitch will practice today. Does that mean he's staying? "Yeah, I think so."— David Cloninger (@DCTheState) August 8, 2014
A USC coach: Nosovitch sticking around? "Yeah. So far."— David Cloninger (@DCTheState) August 8, 2014
Nosovitch just walked into practice.— David Cloninger (@DCTheState) August 8, 2014
It appears Freak Nosty's days in Columbia may not be numbered. We'll keep you updated.
Redshirt sophomore quarterback Brendan Nosovitch plans to transfer from South Carolina, according to a report by John Whittle of The Big Spur. Nosovitch fell to fourth-string on the Gamecocks' preseason depth chart, behind redshirt freshman Connor Mitch and sophomore walk-on Perry Orth.
At a press conference on Sunday, Spurrier raved about Nosovitch's athleticism and seemed genuinely excited to see how he might be able to contribute at wide receiver or tight end. But it appears the dual-threat quarterback has his heart set on the position that he was recruited to South Carolina to play.
From The Big Spur:
Nosovitch wants to play quarterback and is looking for playing time at that position. As of this writing, Nosovitch has not decided where he will go to school but he will not be at practice on Thursday morning.
Nosovitch was a three-star prospect and the No. 11 dual-threat quarterback prospect in the 2012 recruiting class. He signed with the Gamecocks out of Central Catholic (Allentown, Pa.) High School. As a redshirt freshman in 2013, Nosovitch completed his only two pass attempts for a total gain of 13 yards and carried the ball three times for 12 yards and one touchdown.
With Nosovitch leaving the program, South Carolina now has four unused scholarships available to give to walk-ons. Spurrier mentioned on Sunday that one likely recipient is wide receiver Carlton Heard. The Head Ball Coach didn't offer any opinion on how the others might be allocated. Kane Whitehurst, who might figure prominently in the wideout rotation, still does not have a scholarship. Perry Orth is now two injuries away from being the starting quarterback.