Understatement of the day award

Goes to the Evil Genius:

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier said he is not ready to name a starting quarterback after the spring game…

Smelley threw five interceptions, going 13-for-30 for 219 yards and three touchdowns, while Beecher threw three picks, going 9-of-20 for 131 yards and one TD. [Emphasis added.]

Eight picks in a spring game? I’d say Mr. Garcia still looks like he has a bright future in Columbia.

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UPDATE: If possible, this was even uglier than I originally thought. The defense was limited – “Spurrier tweaked the format to try to create more offense following last year’s 14-7 spring snooze fest. The defenses played three coverages and were prohibited from blitzing in the 37-34 win by the Black…” And Smelley’s meltdown was epic, as he threw five interceptions in the first half, including three in a seven-play stretch.

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UPDATE #2: It looks like Spurrier will always have Blake Mitchell to kick around:

… In talking about the QBs performances Saturday, he said Mitchell was worse a year ago.

“Last year, Blake Mitchell hit 13 out of 39,” SOS said. “This ain’t bad compared to last year.”

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4 responses to “Understatement of the day award

  1. I think I’m personally pulling for either Smelley or Beecher. We’ll need someone behind enemy lines now that ol’ Reggie Ball and Brandon Cox have left.

  2. dean

    I’m willing to bet Garcia’s suspension will be cut significantly short after the this performance. Any takers? Anyone. Anyone.

  3. Chuck

    I’d rather my QBs go 1 for 50 than throw a combined 8 picks against a defense designed for them to succeed.

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