July 27th, 2011 11:41 AM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: South Carolina
Tags: QB, Stephen Garcia, Steve Spurrier, Tajh Boyd
Reason #6,322 why I hate Twitter…
Yesterday, news broke that South Carolina quarterbacks coach GA Mangus had been arrested in Greenville on a charge of “public nuisance” after drunkenly urinating in a city street. He has been suspended indefinitely by Steve Spurrier. Mangus, of course, is viewed as the “mentor” to Gamecock quarterback Stephen Garcia, who has also had a number of alcohol-related incidents over the years.
The reaction came quickly on Twitter. Even Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd piped up via his keyboard:
“Like coach, like QB, shaking my head.”
Pretty judgmental for a 20-year-old rival quarterback.
Boyd has now given this writer someone to pull against this fall. Every interception he tosses and every fumble he loses, I’ll be chuckling to myself that the popper-offer might be better at tossing barbs than he is at tossing touchdowns.
Last season, as a freshman, Boyd completed 33 of 63 passes for 329 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions. And those kind of numbers give him the confidence to mock the personal troubles of another program’s quarterback and coach… a coach who has just done serious damage to his career?
If not for Twitter — and coaches stupidly continuing to allow their players to use the medium — I would have never known that Boyd had such a self-righteous attitude.
Well, he’d better hope he doesn’t step out of line during his next three years on Clemson’s campus, lest it be his rear that’s roasted in the Twittersphere.
As someone 20 years older than Boyd, I know that when I call someone out for a moral failing, it could be my flaw that someone else is mocking the next time around. (Which is why you don’t see this site get too judgmental over moral issues.)
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