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Stephen Garcia a 'different person'

HOOVER, Ala. -- South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier said Wednesday that senior quarterback Stephen Garcia will "in all likelihood" return to the team for preseason camp, but Spurrier said Garcia was welcomed back only after he made certain lifestyle changes.

GarciaGarcia"He's made some changes in his lifestyle and he's done some good things the last few months," Spurrier said. "The last few months, he's been a different person."

Garcia, who threw for 3,059 yards with 20 touchdowns while leading the Gamecocks to an SEC East title last season, was suspended from the team April 7. Garcia was suspended for the fifth time during his South Carolina career after he was disruptive during a mandatory leadership seminar.

Spurrier wouldn't go into specifics about Garcia's lifestyle changes.

"I don't want to get into all of them," Spurrier said. "It's personal for him. But he's changing the way he does things."