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I saw this linked on bclickclacks TeamGarcia facebook. I know there was a big argument on here about Garcia recently, I'm not trying to bring that back. I only link this because it's always good to see past, present, and future Gamecocks grow into men. Garcia was about as wild as a tornado,but it really looks like he's matured. He seems like he's taken responsibility, is happy and better for it. As a lifelong Gamecock, that's about all I can hope for these guys.
This post was edited by TheMick5482 13 months ago
I dont care what anyone says. He will always be one of my favorite Gamecocks. He cost us some games and a lot of grief but he won a bunch for us too. Most people forget about the times when he was the difference in a positive way. He didnt play QB like a QB...he played it like a football player. I'll always appreciate that warrior mentality.
Benefited from playing on one of our most talented teams ever in a weak division in 2010, single handedly cost us a shot at the SEC in 2011. Horrible QB.
It would be nice if they didn't have a third grader transcribing the interview. Jesus Christ. Anyway, hopefully Stephen will continue to find happiness. I don't think he's anything close to a Gamecock great, but he's certainly one of the most infamous players to ever put on our uniform. I want nothing but the best for him in life.
This post was edited by 09Gamecock 13 months ago
i will have to agree with pat on this one
...then I'll have to use 2 of my daily allotment of down votes.
I agree 1000%. He cost more games than anything. His preparation was half assed. Having a guy in #1 that could catch garbage that was in double coverage helped greatly.
Should have been cut from the team and we could have (maybe) got Russell Wilson and probably won the damn East if not the whole thing.
I will never ever understand why people love this guy so much. He was a turd. Admitting to f-ing off in the peach bowl damn did it for me.
Hahaha I won't say he was horrible but I will say he was bi-polar as s&*t
I will take your downvotes and rejoice
SG is the EPITOME of what NOT to become for a HS prospect entering college
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by GeauxCocks7 13 months ago
I am glad he has gotten his life in order. Sometimes it just takes a while to grow up. I wish him nothing but the best and hope that he always remembers Carolina fondly. I also hope that he makes it big in the CFL. Why anyone would wish him bad is beyond my comprehension.
Honestly, I wont deny that. The kid messed up, that much is obvious. The whole point of the post was that it looks like he's finally matured, and if that's the case then I'm proud of him. Absolutely wish it would have happened sooner, but I'm still proud of him. They don't stop being Gamecocks when they take off the uniform.
The 4 INTs against Candy was enough for me......glad hes gone........
Smelly was a horrible QB... Garcia was inconsistent.
Elliott "Small" Fry
The thing is, despite all of his f*ck ups, we couldn't find one single swinging dick who could beat him out. In that regard, I have to taper some of my potential criticism. In so many ways, Stephen was the perfect backup QB. Lovable fan favorite who could yuk it up out on the town all week, not take many reps in practice, and then come in to a game situation without any notice and pull some big plays out of his ass to save the day a handful of times. He just wasn't cut out to be the starting QB and team leader for an upper echelon SEC team.
But the blame lies on Spurrier and the rest of the coaches for not signing anyone to seriously compete with him at QB. Directing your anger at Stephen isn't totally fair, as he didn't anoint himself the primary starter over four straight seasons. It's crazy to believe we now have three or four QBs on the roster who could've beat him out. We just had a ridiculous drought at the QB position for a long time after Spurrier took over. Thankfully, it seems as though the program is past the stage where we have to worry about this sort of thing happening again.
Now I can agree with that. Not until GA came in did we start actively going after good QBs. Spurrier I guess just thought they would come to him. You do have to put 1/2 the blame on Spurrier.
I have said this many times - If Stephon Gilmore was made QB, like he was in high school, he would not have been drafted in the first round...however we would have won the East. Think about it...it makes sense.
Sounds like he has matured. And by reading some of these post, sounds like some of us haven't. I am happy for him and wish him well in the future.
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