Posted by Tom Fornelli
South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia has been suspended since April following an alcohol-fueled outburst at a life skills seminar, which was just the latest suspension for Garcia since he came to the school. With camp starting next week for the Gamecocks, though, it's not exactly a huge surprise to hear that Garcia could be reinstated to the team as soon as Monday.
Steve Spurrier said as much during a press conference on Thursday.
"Stephen Garcia has changed his lifestyle almost completely," Spurrier told the Post and Courier. "He's been on time, no goofing around. He's being very serious. He's showing a commitment we've never seen before.
"Now, hopefully that will continue. I expect it to continue."
As we've already gone over here on the blog, Garcia's presence for the Gamecocks this season is vital, as they're going to win the national championship.
Garcia's suspension wasn't the only one Spurrier addressed on Thursday, either. Quarterbacks coach G.A. Mangus was suspended indefinitely earlier this week after he was arrested for urinating in public, and Spurrier said he could be reinstated in time for the start of camp on Wednesday.
So let's hope for a dry weekend in Columbia.