Dance with what brung ‘ya.

Let’s see.  Stephen Garcia’s passer rating against Vanderbilt checked in at 101.50.  (His rating for the season is a sorry 110.90, good for ninth best in the conference.)

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.


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24 responses to “Dance with what brung ‘ya.

  1. Cojones

    The visor throwing and other shenanigans is just theater. He’s been around this guy for 5yrs. Wouldn’t you think he would express himself more original than that? Like motioning with one hand simulating tilting a bottle to the lips while pointing at Garcia on the field and the sideline with the other. Or have Ms Spurrier come out of the stands and wag a finger in Garcia’s face while he sits on the bench. Or maybe a good ole choke sign…..


  2. Coop

    They count W’s, not indiv QB stats.

    I’d trade Murray for Garcia in a New York Second.


  3. JBJ

    I was watching that game. Unbelievable how USCe keeps winning with Garcia’s piss poor play. I think they better keep the emergency personnel on full alert if Garcia is going to keep playing like this. The OBC is getting up there in age.


  4. NRBQ

    I kept thinking, “Is the Ole Ballsack sniffing glue?”

    He only ran the man-child TB seven times in the first half (although Lattimore did catch a pass for a zillion yards right before half).

    And I must add: WTF? Coop is posting?


  5. Skeptic Dawg

    And yet this Garcia lead USC team beat us. Yes, I know we spotted the Cocks 28 points. Yet that somehow makes the loss even more frustrating. Way to step up Dawgs.


    • emory king

      Skeptic, I’m forced to introduce you to two mutually exclusive terms; because of and in spite of. For example team one wins because of their QB play vs. team two winning in spite of their QB play. Point being simply because Garcia was the QB when the Clucks beat UGA doesn’t mean he was the reason they won. Garcia didn’t lead anyone to victory, he simply was on the field when the game ended and lo and behold, the Cluckers had more points.


      • King Jericho

        One of the best posts I’ve ever read. Bravo.


        • Mayor of Dawgtown

          SOS would be well advised on O to just have Garcia hand the ball off to Lattimore, run the read some and keep passing to a minimum the rest of the season. I hope he doesn’t do that, though.


  6. NRBQ

    Not in the game I watched.

    I saw turnovers, ST breakdowns, and a shitload of Marcus Lattimore.

    But then, we don’t all have your visionary acumen.


  7. Mayor of Dawgtown

    This demonstrates that Garcia has SOS by the balls. Spurrier has no real option except Garcia. We need to win out and watch USCe self-destruct.


  8. lol

    “We need to win out” Yeah and i’ll win the powerball too. Keep dreaming


  9. JCDawg

    SC will be back to its late season swoon again this year. They are running Lattimore into the ground and he faded some even last year. He is their offense.


  10. Normaltown Mike

    Brindise should’ve never transferred to W.Carolina, he’d certainly end up with at least one start in this year’s USCe QB Derby.

    That would’ve made for an improbable trivia question: What football conference had two Hebrew QB’s start a game in 2011?


  11. 69Dawg

    You’ve got to admire the way SOS seem reconciled to his fate. He is like the hero in a Greek Tragedy, Garcia is who he is and SOS is stuck with him. Man this is good theater.


  12. AusDawg85

    Spurrier is their greatest asset…and biggest detriment. Which part of his ego prevails will dictate USc’s fate this season.


  13. Spike

    As I have said before, those two deserve each other.


  14. Dog in Fla

    “Bring me the head of Stephen Garcia! And give me an amyl, stat!”


  15. Cojones

    Notice Steve’s mule walk by? From Steve’s hand to Strickland’s ass in one swell foop.