South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia has completed 65 percent of his passes and thrown for 2,816 yards and 20 touchdowns this season, but he still hasn’t won a bowl game. Garcia needs 47 yards today to set his new career high.
How nice was it to be practicing indoors this week?
It’s a lot nicer than the weather we were in last year for our bowl game. Hopefully we play a lot better, too.
Does it help being familiar with this building?
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We’re not really familiar with it yet. This is only our second game playing in it, but I think we are getting used to it with each practice inside.
Does Florida State remind you of Auburn defensively in any way?
Not really. It looks like they play more zone than Auburn did and maybe not as much blitzing, but it’s a bowl. You never know what they are going to do.
Is there anything you can take from your last game in this building?
Nah, other than we just got beat to snot. I mean, it was bad, but I think we’re going to play a lot better. I think for sure we’re going to play a lot better.
What makes you say that?
I think the attitude. Everybody has kind of forgot about the SEC championship game. It was fun while we were here, but the game is something we just didn’t play very well in.