Found October 11, 2011 on
The Lady Sportswriter:
Let me be the first to admit that the "dismissal" (if it holds true this time) of Stephen Garcia is several years in the making. The now former starting quarterback for the South Carolina Gamecocks has finally been put out on his collective rear, bringing to an end an undistinguished playing career fraught with more whining than wins.
Many felt Garcia had the potential to be an above average quarterback in the SEC, but over the course of his tenure at USC, he showed a bigger tendency towards disappointment and frustration than wins and accolades.
Now, with his career as a Gamecock officially over, Garcia has been set free to continue down whatever road he darn well chooses, and the Gamecocks don't sound too heartbroken to see him go.
"We remind all of our student-athletes that there are consequences for their actions. For Stephen to return to and remain with the football squad this fall, we agreed on several established guidelines. Unfortunately, ...
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Stephen Garcia won't get a sixth chance to play quarterback for No. 15 South Carolina.
Garcia, who had been suspended and brought back to the team five previous times, was dismissed Tuesday for failing an alcohol test, a person familiar with the decision said. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because South Carolina had not announced specifically...
After failing an alcohol test — the latest in a long line of transgressions — Stephen Garcia was cut loose by the Gamecocks.
South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier wished Stephen Garcia had finished what he started with the 15th-ranked Gamecocks. Now, Spurrier says it's time for the team to move ahead.
Garcia was dismissed from South Carolina on Tuesday after failing an alcohol test, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because South...
South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia has been dismissed from the Gamecocks.
Adjusting to the weekend's new realities.
• The burden is yours now. You'll come to love it, before it consumes you. OK, raise your hand if you thought Steve Spurrier's latest plan to "shake up the offense" by benching senior starter Stephen Garcia would last through the weekend. Don't be embarrassed: I didn't think so, either. The Ball Coach has...
South Carolina's FORMER Quarterback Stephen Garcia has finally run out of chances, because the team has DISMISSED his from the team.Seems that EVERYONE at the University had enough of the off field drama involving Garcia. South Carolina Athletics Director Eric Hyman gave a STRONG STATEMENT on why they released Garcia:
Being a student-athlete at the school is a privilege, not...
COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia has been dismissed from the Gamecocks.
South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier dismissed former starting quarterback Stephen Garcia from the team Tuesday.
The news came shortly after Spurrier made waves by refusing to hold his weekly press conference due to the presence of a reporter whom he labeled a "negative guy."
Garcia entered the season as the Gamecocks' starter after a tumultuous career in which he...
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.
A sluggish offensive effort led to South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia's demotion. His inability to meet agreed-upon guidelines has led to his abrupt dismissal.
One week after replacing Garcia under center, Connor Shaw looks to build on a breakout performance as the 15th-ranked Gamecocks visit Mississippi State on Saturday seeking a sixth consecutive win in the series...
Sophomore quarterback Connor Shaw got the start last week for Steve Spurrier’s South Carolina Gamecocks against Kentucky, effectively bringing the career of fifth year senior Stephen Garcia to an end. Shaw made the most of his opportunity by completing 26 of 39 passes for 311 yards, 4 TD’s, and 0 INT’s. His 4 [...]