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COLUMBIA, SC - NOVEMBER 28: Stephen Garcia #5 of the South Carolina Gamecocks drops back to pass against the Clemson Tigers at Williams-Brice Stadium on November 28, 2009 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia has been dismissed from the Gamecocks. Athletic director Eric Hyman said the fifth-year senior failed to meet agreed-upon guidelines put in place after Garcia's fifth suspension this past spring. Garcia had started 34 games, including four this season before he was benched in favor of sophomore Connor Shaw. Shaw threw for four touchdowns and 311 yards in a 54-3 victory over Kentucky this past Saturday. Garcia wore a black baseball cap on the sidelines against the Wildcats, encouraging Shaw and patting him on the back. Coach Steve Spurrier said Garcia was given several chances to be a student athlete at South Carolina and it was sad he could not live up to that commitment.
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