Originally Posted by Roosterboy
I'm still a Garcia fan...he made a lot of mistakes, and no, he didn't live up to the hype.
I sometimes think if Spurrier let Garcia be Garcia, and not try to force him to be a pocket passer, I think he could've been better.
Can you blame him for not maybe thinking of going elsewhere in hindsight?
I mean, he got torn to pieces for doing nothing outside what normal college kids do...you wouldn't have seen that at Oklahoma, or Florida.
Agreed, Spurrier always blasted Garcia for leaving the pocket and now (minus this week) all you hear Spurrier do is praise Shaw for his scrambling ability.
Garcia keying the car was an idiotic thing to do, but the drinking and the pulling the fire alarm ... just college stuff.
Yes, he was his own worst enemy. Yes, he should have know better. Yes, he signed the papers that got him booted out. However, I do feel he was a trapped on the final straw. He shouldn't have drank, but given the week that he had just gone through, I can understand why he would. Everyone on Earth could understand why he would have a couple of drinks after that week.
If you don't think the AD/department/somebody thought or said "you know, his grandpa just died and then he played one of the worst games of his career and threw a pick on the potential go ahead drive. I bet if he's going to have a couple of drinks it's going to be this week. Lets see if he did or not." then you are SORELY kidding yourself. Do I think it was a plot to get rid of him? I don't know that I would go that far, but I do think the timing of the drug test was intentional. That's the kind of move you make when you're trying to get someone gone. I've seen bosses do that to employees just the same.