If brevity is the soul of wit, score one for Stephen Garcia.
Jerri Spurrier recently reached out to Stephen Garcia to try to pick up the spirits of the South Carolina quarterback, who has been in the crosshairs of Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier all spring.
She told Garcia her husband was “going to push every button you have” to try to make him a better quarterback.
Garcia’s response: He already has.
My favorite part of the article is the Doug Johnson defense.
… Jerri Spurrier said her husband’s dealings with Garcia are similar to how he treated Johnson, who started 11 games during a five-year NFL career after leaving Florida.
“He and Doug had the same kind of pushing. He really pushed Doug a lot, and Doug would get just as angry as Stephen, and hurt,” she said. “I talked to Doug (recently), and he said, ‘I never would have made it in the pros if it weren’t for him. I couldn’t have done it. I wouldn’t have been that kind of person.'”
If a pro career that includes a 2-9 record as a starter and a passer rating of 69.4 constitutes “making it”, all I can say to the OBC is keep up the tough love with Garcia. It’s bound to pay off this season.