ESPN is reporting that oft-suspended South Carolina quarterback Stephen “Can I Have One More Chance?’ Garcia has now been removed from the team PERMANENTLY. As most of you will recall, in his 9+ years as a student-athlete with the Gamecocks, Garcia has been suspended numerous times (we counted six) for various minor infractions of school rules. Most recently in April he got in trouble for “unacceptable conduct at a life-skills seminar” whatever that means. In reality, Garcia made the mistake of sucking on the field this season and was replaced last Saturday by Conner Shaw, a player likely to give coach Steve Spurrier fewer sleepless nights . . . at least when it comes to his off-field activities.
No, George Alfred Mangus is not a big name college football coach, but he is now part of a big time Division I football program, so it probably doesn’t look good to be caught peeing on the curb outside a restaurant by the cops.
Fall football practice hasn’t even started yet, and already South Carolina has players getting arrested. Under university policy, Edward Muldrow, 18, was immediately suspended from the team for the underage drinking charge. No comment from SC coach Steve “Why Did I Come Out of Retirement for This?” Spurrier.