View Full Version : This ones' for you, steeld95...

07-31-2008, 03:50 PM
You would know better than the rest of us... Is this "news" or not?... Does he stand any chance of seeing the field this season?
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Garcia returning to Gamecocks from suspension
Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina will have redshirt freshman quarterback Stephen Garcia back for the start of practice.

The school says Garcia will be at practice Friday after being approved for early reinstatement. He had been suspended by the university from all activities until Aug. 15.

The Gamecocks begin preseason practice Friday night.

Garcia was suspended in March after he was ticketed for underage drinking. It was his third run-in with authorities since arriving on campus in January 2007.

Garcia thanked university officials for his chance to continue with the team. His statement said he would not speak to the media until he began playing in real games at South Carolina.

08-11-2008, 11:11 AM
Yeah, this is definitely a good thing for us. As far as pure talent wise...he is the most highly talented qb Spurrier has recruited since he has been here. He will be battling it out for our 2nd string spot right now with our Sophmore qb, who played alot last year as a freshman. Our starting qb, Beecher, is a redshirt junior. Supposedly everything has clicked for him. But, until he shows it in the real game, who knows. But Garcia will be a star by the time he leaves. He just needs to learn the offense and adjust to the speed of the game. Should be a fun year for us...this is by far the most talented team we have had since Spurrier has been here. This is the first year the team is pretty much all Spurriers players. He inherited players fit for Holtz system...which is nothing close to Spurriers....Should be interesting, especially with the schedule we have. I think we should win 8 to 9 games this year..