Transfer Troubles: Quarterback Departures Under Spurrier

South Carolina's fall camp has had one major storyline; the pending decision of quarterback Brendan Nosovitch. One of the most decorated signal-callers in Pennsylvania prep history, Nosovitch has been competing for the backup quarterback job and has recently begun to take reps at tight end.

Of course, if he does decide to leave, he won't be the first Steve Spurrier quarterback to leave Columbia. Six of the 14 quarterbacks that Steve Spurrier has signed since 2005 wound up finishing their collegiate careers at a different school. Here's a brief recap of where they went and how they fared:


Tommy Beecher: Liberty

Beecher spent one year with the Flames, throwing for 1,700 yards and 10 touchdowns. He was 7-3 as a starter.

Cade Thompson: Tennessee-Martin

Thompson became the Skyhawks' all-time passing leader, amassing 6,260 passing yards in three seasons. He threw 48 touchdowns for UT-Martin.

Chris Smelley: Alabama

Smelley moved from the gridiron to the diamond once he arrived in Tuscaloosa. In one season with the Crimson Tide, he batted. 153 in 16 games, driving in two runs. 

Aramis Hillary: Coastal Carolina

Hillary passed his way into the Chaticleer record books, becoming the most accurate passer in program history with a 64.2% completion percentage. He tossed 36 touchdowns in three seasons. 

Martay Mattox: Charlotte

Mattox switched over to cornerback as a member of the 49ers. He led the team in total tackles and solo tackles during the 2013 season. 

Tanner McEvoy: Wisconsin

McEvoy moved to the defensive side of the ball for the Badgers. He played in 11 games during 2013, making three starts at safety, including one against South Carolina in the Capital One Bowl.