Originally Posted by Gamecocks1137
I hate to say it, but at times, I feel he chose to let Garcia stay because it was the only way to get a leg up in the league at the time. He felt he was running out of time to turn it around, and knew that Garcia would help us get in the right direction. (What Garcia did most of the time, was nothing worse than a 1 game suspension at the most.) At least he didn't beat the sh** out of his girlfriend like that team from the upstate had a player do.
I don't think that's it, the Spurriers genuinely liked Garcia, Jerri called him her third son at one point. I think Spurrier wanted to believe and him and hoped he turned it around, Spurrier seems to have regrets for not holding him more accountable. You don't see Spurrier regret much.