Steve Spurrier has talked to Stephen Garcia but doesn’t expect to know the suspended quarterback’s fate until “sometime during the summer,” USC's head football coach said Wednesday.
“We’ll check his progress and see how he’s reacting to certain issues,” Spurrier said.
Spurrier, Athletics Director Eric Hyman and USC President Harris Pastides “all three have started giving him some guidelines, and we’ll see how he follows those. Hopefully it’ll work out that he’ll be back with us with a lot better attitude than he has ever had.”
Garcia, a senior with one year of eligibility left, is on track to graduate next month.
If Garcia does not return from his indefinite suspension, the Gamecocks have confidence in sophomore Connor Shaw to take the reins, Spurrier said.
“We’ve given (Shaw) a plan,” Spurrier said. “Hopefully, Connor will follow the plan of throwing 100 balls every day, five days a week and watching a little tape on his own. If he does that, he’ll be ready to play. We’ll see how it plays out in August.”