South Carolina quarterbacks coach G.A. Mangus will be suspended at least through the first week of fall practice, head coach Steve Spurrier told The State on Friday.
“Maybe there’s a chance he’ll be back after the week,” Spurrier said. “He’s got some other punishment issues that maybe I’ll let the A.D. tell you about.”
The Gamecocks begin practice Wednesday.
Mangus was arrested early Tuesday morning in Greenville and charged with nuisance conduct. According to a police report, two Greenville police officers in an unmarked patrol car “observed Mangus facing Main St. urinating on the street curb and roadway.” The report went on to state that Mangus was “unsteady on his feet and he had a strong odor of alcoholic beverage coming from his person” and was “uncooperative in providing straight answers.”
Mangus’ absence from practice will mean double duty for Spurrier, who will take over the quarterback coaching duties until Mangus returns. That won’t be unusual for Spurrier, he said.
“I have tried to take over (the quarterbacks coaching) even when he was there,” Spurrier said. “If he’s not there, we’ll still be able to practice.”
South Carolina’s 2011 recruiting class may already have suffered another casualty.
Incoming freshman linebacker Marcquis Roberts told The State earlier this month that he will miss the upcoming season due to shoulder surgery. On Thursday, USC assistant head coach for defense Ellis Johnson said fellow freshman linebacker Angelo Watley also may have season-ending shoulder surgery.
DeVonte Holloman, Vic Hampton and Edward Muldrow all are expected to be suspended for the first game, Spurrier said.
Holloman, a junior spur, was arrested and charged with DUI in June. Hampton, a redshirt freshman, will have to sit out due to an academic issue, Spurrier said. Muldrow, an incoming freshman, was arrested and charged with underage possession of alcohol earlier this month.