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Guy could have been one of the best but he had a horrible work ethic. At the same time a lot of the team did as well. He was not a leader. When he was good he was good. When he was bad he was bad. His legacy is the 2010 Bama game. Would have loved to see him do that with some regularity and who knows what he could have done. Not going to say he is one of my all time favorites because he was not. Guys like Latt are my all time favs.
"SG: Once you're in the dog house, it is very difficult to get out."
I don't feel like re-hashing the whole Garcia thing, but I really don't like how several times in that interview he seems to still be making excuses for his actions. Nobody kept you in the dog house, you just continually put yourself back in it. Spurrier took a lot of heat for letting you out of that doghouse rather easily about 5 times.
If you want the ultimate, you've got to be willing to pay the ultimate price. It's not tragic to die doing what you love.
My membership would be paid yearly if I got a dollar for every "Garcia has finally matured" posts. He had some good moments, and some not so good ones. He quit on his team and teammates. I wish the best for him, but you don't quit on your team.
This, some say he has matured, yet it is pretty clear to me he is not accepting responsibilities of his actions.
Elliott "Small" Fry
Disappointing to read so many harsh posts about Garcia. He was an imperfect QB and person, but he was a *good* QB who played fearlessly and led on the field, even when his off-the-field leadership was questionable at times. He was our QB when we finally started to become relevant in the SEC, and I will always fondly remember his 2-0 record against Clemson. He helped to finally get the monkey off our back and beat those chumps back-to-back for the first time in my lifetime.
My favorite Garcia memory was him sweeping the tater McDaniel's leg. That or his inhuman performance vs. Bama.
This post was edited by Jefe5235 13 months ago
My favorite was him punking that UF defender at the goal line.
My favorite was when he ran over LB Anthony Leon in the 2010 Ark game. Straight up flattened the guy. It's a shame our secondary had no answer for them that year, 2010 and 2011 still leave me bitter about anything to do with Arkansas.
Edit: Auburn too. All the more reason this past season was incredibly enjoyable.
This post was edited by TheMick5482 13 months ago
This. Bipolar and polarizing.
I appreciate the good things he did, and won't deny that he had a big part of some of our wins in '10.
I also wasn't sad to see him go. I was very disappointed in his performance in 2011. Even the games in which he performed well (UGA) were far from perfect. Later in the season, meltdowns vs. Vandy, and then costing us the Auburn game and the SEC East were truly horrific.
I also don't have time to teach you how to speak hobo.
I dint read the comments but I would have reposted early this am if I had thought it dint come from TOS. Anyways SG is my second favorite all-time Gamecock and the only reason he isnt the first is "family". Marcus is about as close to second as one can get.
We have a history of great players and greater men
This post was edited by GarnetOP 13 months ago
A pimp's work is never done.
1 - The only time we've won the East, ever, was with Garcia.
2 - In 2011 we had another QB available but the coaches refused to use him in the Auburn game. (might have won the east)
3 - We don't take transfer QBs. For example we didn't pursue Russell Wilson or Cam Newton.
I don't see it at all as him making excuses. He sounded remorseful to me. Apologies won't fix anything but he was speaking the truth and his comment about Five-Points should tell you that he knew where he screwed up. I don't think there was one "excuse" in there. Any player will tell you that it is hard to get out of SOS' dog house.
I dont think anyone would associate HBC with the phrase "touchy feeley" :>)
Any player but Garcia
I still don't know how I feel about Garcia. He's like p90x ab ripper x. I hate him....but I love him. I can't think of any other player that has divided a fanbase more though. Even my family is an example. He could do no wrong in somes eyes but the other half saw him for what he was. A great talent with a lot of heart who simply would not put in the work required to be a leader and be great. I still love him for running over that Florida safety in the endzone and talking smack
This post was edited by RedStickCock 13 months ago
I'd bet money that if we bumped into him on the street, with out a notepad or microphone, he'd say "I was a dumb@$$, I eff'ed up, and paid the price, nobody to blame but me." Unfortunately for us as fans, he put being a "college kid" ahead of being a quarterback.
This post was edited by TXGamecock2001 13 months ago
It might be hard to get out of SOS' dog house, but that isn't the reason he stayed in it, that was all I was trying to say. I wish Garcia the best, and he gave us some great times, but to me that comment came off as not fully taking responsibility for what he did. He was suspended and let back on the team 5 times without ever missing a game. Is that really keeping him in the doghouse?
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