Spurrier says Garcia remains Gamecocks starting QB
The quarterback controversy has ended in a hurry at South
Coach Steve Spurrier said Tuesday that Stephen Garcia will start
on Oct. 9 when the No. 20 Gamecocks play No. 1 Alabama.
Spurrier pulled Garcia in the fourth quarter of last weekend’s
loss to Auburn after he fumbled twice. Freshman Connor Shaw came in
and threw interceptions on successive possessions.
The coach says Garcia has played well this season except for the
fumbles, and that he’s still trying to get the quarterback to stop
running with his head down.
Spurrier is still unhappy with his offensive line. He says
either losing doesn’t hurt them enough or they aren’t smart enough
to play their assignments.