“It is a little bit of peace of mind.”

As I told Gamecock Man in the comments the other day, I do give Steve Spurrier a lot of credit for retooling his offense to fit the skill set of his players.  That’s the sign of a good offensive coordinator, which the OBC certainly is.

That being said, it seems that may not be the secret to Spurrier’s success.  The key?  Having a starting quarterback without a life.

“Connor is a little different, and our whole style of offense is different than in years past,” Spurrier said. “He’s been around football his whole life and is pretty much dedicated to that. He doesn’t have a lot of outside interests other than to be the best quarterback he can to help our team win games and be successful and hopefully win the SEC.”

Well, you certainly couldn’t accuse Stephen Garcia of that.  (Or, it seems, Tanner McEvoy.)


UPDATE:  I swear to Gawd, just STFU.

“What happened is Tanner got a speeding ticket and the guy said have you had a beer and he said yes sir, I had one maybe two I’m not sure, but he was not over the limit. It was not a DUI.”

Spurrier said he was unaware of the North Carolina law that states no one under the age of 21 is allowed to drive after comsuming any amount of alchohol.  [sic.]

“I learned that today. I didn’t know.  So Tanner was guilty of speeding and he was guilty of that [drinking a beer] too.  That could probably happen to 50 percent of  every college football player in the country if they’ve had one beer and driven.  I don’t reccomend having too many obviously. But, yeah, he’ll just have to pay the consequences for being arrested.

Steve Spurrier is supposedly unaware of underaged drinking/driving laws.  This, from a guy who’s been coaching college kids for the better part of three decades?  Methinks I detect the faint odor of bullshit wafting gently from the OBC’s mouth.

But aside from that, can you imagine the outcry if Mark Richt uttered a similar explanation?

For some reason, this comes to mind.

Hope he had a driver…


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35 responses to ““It is a little bit of peace of mind.”

  1. Go Dawgs!

    Ah yes, the rare South Carolina quarterback who doesn’t enjoy getting blackout drunk. A keeper!


  2. Mayor of Dawgtown

    I know there will be guys out there that will jump all over this but…the real problem with Stephen Garcia was Steve Spurrier.


  3. Dog in Fla

    Something else Steve Spurrier has lost control of.


  4. Gravidy

    …and some of you still have a soft spot in your heart for Spurrier. AARRGGHHH!!!

    Steve Spurrier is full if shit. He has been ever since I’ve been aware of his existence. That is all.


  5. Todd

    Garcia had an out of body experience against Bama a couple years ago. The dude is tough, but I think he is like a drunk in a car accident. They usually don’t get hurt because their body flexes.
    If Gurley could have caught the ball in Athens a few years ago, Carolina would have beat the brakes off Georgia. Willie-mart depended on wrs to not catch in the clutch. Example was GT in ATL with Thomas? Nobody there around on final drive against the sidelines and drops.

    Could you imagine what the OBC could do with Georgia’s talent? Fans still hate him for the comment about “not knowing why Georgia doesn’t win more with the talent they have”…..that and other things. He was right about that one though.


  6. charlottedawg

    sincere question: why do would you suspend our players in cases not mandated by the conf or ncaa? nobody gives a damn if a guy should’ve been suspended if we win games.


    • Todd

      Bingo, and that goes back to what I said in a previous thread. Like Vietnam or something. Don’t tie your hands behind your back. Over and above policies, voluntary reporting, allowing a roster to get to 69.
      Who is more creative Bobo, Richt, or Spurrier? Keep developing those fine young men and model citizens. Just don’t bitch about ESPN not giving you love.


  7. Governor Milledge

    When Columbia has a Wet Willie’s-type establishment in the heart of the undergrad bar strip/5 Points (Dr. Rocco’s), it’s like giving kids with the slightest drinking problem a loaded gun.

    Nothing quite like getting 20 oz mix of Everclear and some alien blue mix at 11pm on a Friday to get the weekend going


  8. TennesseeDawg

    The real story is that is takes a lot of alcohol to play QB for Steve Spurrier


  9. Normaltown Mike

    Don’t know if it is still legal in NC, but used to the passenger could have an open container.

    They also have some rule about “clubs” that are really bars but you have to pay a “membership fee” to get in and drink.

    Of course NASCAR has roots in NC b/c that’s where the old moonshine runners were operating.


  10. stoopnagle

    Suspended? Garcia never missed a game, though, right? I’ll be surprised if these transgressions amount to a suspension for 10% of the season (automatic at UGA).


  11. Cousin Eddie

    “That could probably happen to 50 percent of every college football player in the country if they’ve had one beer and driven. I don’t reccomend having too many obviously.”

    So Spurrier says its ok to drink and drive, just not to many?


  12. Cojones

    You can legally drink and drive except you have to be 21 and pass the legal level of sobriety in that state.


    • Note the use of the word “underaged” in my post update?


      • Dog in Fla

        Cojones probably read it as “underanged” and thought it didn’t apply to him


        • Cojones

          My reply was to Cousin Eddy who wrote: “So Spurrier says it’s ok to drink and drive, just not to many?”. I was letting him know that not only Spurrier, but the law says you can drink and drive , except with the appropriate rules.

          It had nothing to do with underage. Perhaps both of you should read with comprehension. I don’t even know what “derage” means, much less underaged. I hear sometimes that something is “allderage”. I can remember when calipso pants were allderage. Now they are underaged? 🙂


  13. Debby Balcer

    Somebody tell Spurrier to put a shirt on. Not at all surprised at that issue and when his QB coach came to Greenville SC he was arrested for urinating outside a restaurant. Seems the QB apples don’t fall too far from the tree.


  14. Rusdawg

    Ugh. When I was prosecuting EVERYONE that was guilty of DUI had “one or two beers only officer.”

    To this day, if anyone says that to me I take their damn keys.


    • UGA76

      yeah but coors beer?!?!? damn does anybody really STILL drink that shit these days? hell it’d take me a 30 pack to get drunk off that


      • Normaltown Mike

        That’s why they call it lake beer. You drink it and stay hydrated at the same time while playing on the lake, beach, etc.


    • Cojones

      Yeah, Rus, but when was the last time you heard “Eight or ten” distinctly?


  15. JoDawg

    That’s one….(repeat four times, as necessary)