Week to week USC’s Dylan Thompson bides his time as perhaps the best #2 quarterback in the country. Starter Connor Shaw often puts himself at risk because of his playing style. His shoulder injury at Central Florida was not as severe as originally thought, but Monday Steve Spurrier was not ready to declare a starter for Saturday’s game with Kentucky.Thompson came on in relief of Shaw in last weekend’s win and passed for 261 yards. In three games this season, Thompson has passed for 365 yards and a touchdown completing 55% of his attempts.
Thompson said at Tuesday’s weekly news conference that he’ll be ready Saturday against Kentucky if needed to start or come in off the bench.