1.It’s not a surprise that South Carolina has suspended indefinitely quarterback Stephen Garcia, and that may be the saddest aspect of it. Five suspensions since his arrival show remarkable immaturity, and Steve Spurrier hasn’t been able to coax him to grow up. Garcia looks more and more like another in what has become a long line of disappointing passers for the Head Ball Coach. Your turn, Connor Shaw.
2.Houston quarterback Case Keenum’s return from tearing his right ACL is proceeding on schedule. The 2010 Heisman candidate, who suffered the injury while trying to make a tackle after throwing a pick at UCLA in the third game of the season, has participated in some individual drills and thrown to Cougar receivers this spring. But he won’t be on the field for the spring game on Saturday. Houston, which has three All-Conference USA returnees on offense plus Keenum, should be a defensive nightmare in the fall.
3.If Kansas State isn’t the last FBS team to begin spring practice, they had to be close. The Wildcats bring back a decent amount of experience, including their top five tacklers, from the 7-6 team that lost that controversial Pinstripe Bowl to Syracuse. The good news for Bill Snyder is that his team won’t play Nebraska for the first time since 1922. The bad news is the ‘Cats pick up Big 12 favorites Oklahoma and Texas A&M, which they wouldn’t have played this fall had the league remained at 12 teams.