August 1, 2014

USC quarterback Connor Shaw will have surgery (AUDIO)

Connor Shaw will have surgery on his injured left foot

Connor Shaw will have surgery on his injured left foot

According to multiple reports, USC quarterback Connor Shaw will have surgery on his injured left foot. Shaw injured his foot in a win over Tennessee earlier in the season. He played through it, but missed the season finale at Clemson and tweaked it a few times in the bowl game against Michigan. The injury forced him out at the end of the game winning drive against the Wolverines.

Shaw also missed  almost two games after he injured his shoulder in the season opener against Vanderbilt.  He sat out the East Carolina game and played only part of a win against UAB.

Despite the injuries Shaw passed for 1,956 yards this season. He threw 17 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He finished the season ranked in the top 10 nationally in passing efficiency with a 67.5 percent completion percentage.

Steve Spurrier said after the Outback Bowl that Shaw and Dylan Thompson will compete for the starting job between now and the start of next season.

Click below to hear Spurrier talk about his quarterback situation heading into the offseason and next season.

AUDIO: Steve Spurrier on Shaw [1:14]