South Carolina quarterbacks coach G.A. Mangus has a guy named Garcia in his position meeting room that has to drive him crazy.
You never know what you’re getting. Except Spurrier knew he was signing a high school senior that at times rocked a full beard and mullet.
At the time, Mangus was serving as the offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach at MTSU.
Now, Mangus doesn’t know if Garcia will return at all due to his indefinite suspension. In fact, many South Carolina fans are fed up with Garcia, who has now been suspended five different times. The popular opinion might be to move on without Garcia.
Interestingly, Mangus told Travis Haney of the Charleston Post and Courier, “The kids love Garcia. Garcia is a Velcro-type guy. The kids like hanging out with him. If I was 22, I'd hang out with him.”
To us, it will be interesting to see if Steve Spurrier and athletic director Eric Hyman take the strategy once used by John Calipari for a player who was suspended multiple time.
Calipari once said, “Remember that what's right isn't always popular... and what's popular isn't always right.”
Everybody makes mistakes; that's why they put erasers on pencils.
Is it too late? Or does Garcia get one more chance (seriously, this is the last time) to get a handle on all things outside of football?
One thing is for sure according to Mangus, with or without Garcia, “Our best years of football are ahead. We're not going to win. We're going to win big.”
In unrelated news, Spurrier turned 66 today. Have no idea, but we'll guess he's currently on the 402 yard Par 4, hole #8...with an Original Coors.