Empty threat

Evidently Spurrier wasn’t happy with what he saw out of his crack quarterback corps on Saturday.

… Spurrier was classically critical of his top quarterbacks, neither of whom was particularly efficient in the cool, damp morning weather at Williams-Brice Stadium.

Senior Stephen Garcia, in his first scrimmage action since his suspension last week, was 5 for 13 for 51 yards with a 26-yard touchdown strike to DeAngelo Smith in the back left corner of the end zone.

Backup Connor Shaw was often shaky in his decision-making, going 4 for 14 for 47 yards and an interception on a deep ball. He did make one nice throw on an out route to Lamar Scruggs, a 14-yard pickup as he was getting hit.

Overall, Spurrier was concerned with Shaw’s timing and his ability to get the ball out quickly. He thinks, too, that the sophomore is deciding to run much too quickly, a complaint he’s historically had about Garcia.

… As Spurrier heard Garcia and Shaw’s stats, he repeated them and sort of rolled his eyes.

“I wish one of them would just hit them all and take his steps and throw it when he’s supposed to,” Spurrier said. “That doesn’t happen. That’s why we’ll probably run the ball about 50 times a game, hopefully, with Marcus (Lattimore) and Kenny Miles and Eric Baker.”

That’s Defcon 4 for Spurrier.  The next level is a promise to run the Wildcat with Lattimore taking direct snaps.

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7 responses to “Empty threat

  1. RandallPinkFloyd

    Click clack.

  2. Uncle Front runner

    Shouldn’t that be DEFCON 2? Its a count down not up. The nuclear option would be Lattimore in the wildcat, right? So that would be DEFCON 1.

    The 1983 movie War Games starring Matthew Broderick taught us that.

  3. Normaltown Mike

    Can we expect another timeout by Spurrier before the first offensive snap of the season as he did in year one at Sakerlina?

  4. Mayor of Dawgtown

    Falling back to earth. Will land with a loud thud in about 6 months.

  5. Biggity Ben

    So, Spurrier has always been known to be ‘hard’ on his quarterbacks. It seems like he is ALWAYS disappointed in his QB play. Who is his QB coach? Is it him? Is he the problem? Maybe he can’t spot talent at the QB position like he thinks he can. Or maybe, he can’t coach QBs up that well. I would say that it’s that he coaches at S. Carolina, but damn if they didn’t just land the top recruit in the nation this year and the top RB in the nation last year.

  6. W Cobb Dawg

    SOS must have a deal with SC media. He keeps his mouth running at full velocity, and they sell newspapers and radio/TV adds. SOS has accomplished slightly more than nothing at scu, yet he never misses a chance to dis a player or opponent.