He sounds pretty worried about it.
Garcia’s problems caused Spurrier to throw his headset in the first quarter and his playcalling sheet in the second. By the time Garcia threw his fourth pick in the end zone in the fourth quarter, the Head Ball Coach could do nothing more than slowly shake his head as his senior quarterback spoke to him.
Garcia shrugged off his performance at first. “A win is a win. If we would have lost, hell yeah, it would have been frustrating,” he said.
Seriously, why should he worry? His coach has raised him from the dead more times than Lazarus and for all the talk about how great Connor Shaw played in preseason practice, the reality is more eloquent than Spurrier’s BS about a competition at quarterback.
… Spurrier put backup Connor Shaw into the game in the fourth quarter, his first action since getting the nod to start this year’s opener, then being benched after an ineffective first quarter. Spurrier took no chances, running Lattimore on six of Shaw’s first eight plays. The other two snaps were designed quarterback runs.
Spurrier didn’t close the door to a quarterback competition during this week’s practices as the Gamecocks prepare for Auburn. But he didn’t sound confident he had anyone he thinks can run his offense the way he wants it.
“We’ll put whoever out there we can to help us win the game,” Spurrier said, adding Garcia will likely start with “the way we’re looking at things now.”
I figure we’re only a week or two away from South Carolina going to the Wild Cock forty snaps a game. Or at least the OBC threatening that.