Luke Doty is out for the year.
The Gamecocks’ starting quarterback for roughly half the season will be undergoing surgery this week on the foot he injured in preseason camp and reinjured in last Saturday’s game against Vanderbilt, head coach Shane Beamer told reporters in his Tuesday press conference.
“He’s going to have surgery later this week, get everything cleaned up and fixed,” Beamer said.
Zeb Noland, who started the first three games for South Carolina before falling injured early in the Georgia game, will step in as the first-string quarterback for the remainder of the Gamecocks’ season, Beamer said. Noland came in for the final series of the Vanderbilt game and led the late-game touchdown drive that sealed a 21-20 victory for USC.
“We’re back to Zeb,” Beamer said.
Beamer said FCS transfer quarterback Jason Brown will head into the backup role at quarterback with freshman Colten Gauthier and redshirt sophomore Connor Jordan behind. He said that wide receiver Dakereon Joyner, who played quarterback in high school and had previously taken snaps at the position in previous seasons, will not assume a larger role at quarterback but will still be available for special packages.
This is a breaking news story and will be updated.