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.