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Steve Spurrier's mercurial relationship with his quarterbacks has always been the stuff of a long-running, serial melodrama that spans decades. He loves them. He despises them. He shuffles them. He's enshrined alongside them in bronze. He is visibly tormented by them.
But by none of them has the Ball Coach been tormented quite so visibly as he is by Stephen Garcia. So much so that, for a long time, I was convinced the Spurrier secretly hated Garcia. At the very least, he never trusted him. Even after Garcia took every meaningful snap of the 2009 season as a redshirt sophomore, Spurrier ended that season by apologizing for the wretchedness of the offense and spent the next nine months openly threatening to put Garcia on the bench in 2010. It took another month-and-a-half and a stunning upset over Alabama for Spurrier to stop occasionally yanking Garcia for freshman Connor Shaw, sometimes in critical situations. Again, the season ended with two dismal efforts by the offense ...
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Head Coach Steve Spurrier met with the media Tuesday afternoon to preview Saturday's SEC home game against Kentucky. The Gamecocks and Wildcats will kick off at 12:21 p.m. on the SEC Network.
South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier is switching quarterbacks to spark the 18th-ranked Gamecocks stumbling offense.
Spurrier didn't expect any more drastic changes, unless the move doesn't fix the problem.
The coach announced sophomore Connor Shaw would start for fifth-year senior Stephen Garcia at quarterback for the Gamecocks (4-1, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) against...
Steve Spurrier is promising changes after another awful offensive performance from No. 18 South Carolina. He's just not ready to say what they'll be. The Gamecocks (4-1, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) had four turnovers and barely crossed midfield in a 16-13 loss to Auburn on Saturday. South Carolina managed only 289 yards and 13 first downs -- both season lows.
Steve Spurrier makes the inevitable move.
Spurrier announced Monday night Connor Shaw will make his second start of the season this week when the Gamecocks face Kentucky.
“This is his game, it’s his opportunity to go play and we think he’s ready,” said Coach Spurrier. “We’re going to find out Saturday. Connor had a good practice tonight and, as most everyone knows, our...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier is switching quarterbacks to spark the 18th-ranked Gamecocks stumbling offense.
South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier says sophomore Connor Shaw will replace Stephen Garcia as starting quarterback when the 18th-ranked Gamecocks play Kentucky on Saturday.
Spurrier said after Monday's practice that he feels Shaw is ready, especially with Garcia's inconsistent play this season.
Shaw played the first quarter of South Carolina's opener with East Carolina...
South Carolina takes a hard loss to Auburn at home and leaves head coach Steve Spurrier promising changes. South Carolina’s offense has struggled and
Spurrier said the offense has got to regroup.
South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier has been anything but pleased with the Gamecocks' offensive performance this season.
While he's tried to be patient with quarterback Stephen Garcia, the fifth-year senior's time has run out.
Sophomore Connor Shaw will replace Garcia under center Saturday when No. 18 South Carolina hosts SEC rival Kentucky.
After they labored to a...
Monday night South Carolina head football coach Steve Spurrier announced Connor Shaw as the Gamecocks' starter against Kentucky. Look inside for the video from Gamecock Anthem.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier says sophomore Connor Shaw will replace Stephen Garcia as starting quarterback when the 18th-ranked Gamecocks play Kentucky on Saturday.
South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier says sophomore Connor Shaw will replace Stephen Garcia as starting quarterback when the 18th(equals)ranked Gamecocks play Kentucky on Saturday.
CBS Doesn't like Cats
cbssports.com released a
poll this week ranking all 120 division I schools. I'm saddened to
report UK ranked 93rd out of 120 division I schools. I
know for a fact that there are not 92 schools better than UK right
now, but the Cats are in a really bad stretch after dropping a game
to UL that they should have won. That is why every year many experts...