For the first time since being benched at Auburn, USC quarterback Stephen Garcia spoke to the media Wednesday. Steve Spurrier has announced Garcia will be his starting quarterback next week against Alabama, although the Head Ball Coach has done anything but give his junior signal caller a vote of confidence.
Garcia, for his part, is taking everything about as well as you could expect. He is no stranger to being on the receiving end of Spurrier’s wrath.
“I don’t think anyone will ever get used to that,” Garcia said. It definitely hurt. I didn’t really like that happening, but that’s what happened. I can’t fumble twice so that’s the main reason he took me out. I just got to play better and play smarter.”
Garcia told reporters that he is still confident he can lead the team and have a successful season.
“We are going to be just fine,” Garcia said. We’ve got a nice bye week this week to get ready for Alabama and we’ll be prepared for them.”
The Gamecocks will practice again today and then take the rest of the weekend off.