Outkick the Podcast: Stephen Garcia

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Stephen Garcia is one of the most fascinating quarterbacks in SEC history.

Suspended five times, yet capable of leading a team to one of the worst beatings of Nick Saban’s Alabama dynasty, Garcia was an enigmatic party man quarterback during his five years in Columbia, South Carolina.

So what’s Garcia really like?

And what’s the truth behind the mythical and legendary Internet rumors that surrounded him throughout his career?

Did South Carolina coaches really find him drunk with naked girls in his hotel room the night before the 2011 bowl game against Florida State and make him sober up by running on a treadmill? What about keying a professor’s car? And why did he get kicked off the 2011 team midway through the season? What’s it like to find yourself a football star on an SEC campus at the age of 18?

Garcia tells all in this week’s Outkick the Podcast that I think you guys are really going to enjoy.  

Listen to the podcast here. 

So far we’ve had a great roster of guests on the podcast: Erin Andrews, Cooper Manning, Joe Namath, Phil Fulmer, Ricky Williams, and Dan Wetzel. 

Lots of great guests lined up for the weeks ahead as well. 

And, for the record, Garcia says the girls were in his hotel room after curfew, but it wasn’t the night before the game. It was earlier in bowl week. 

And they did have to run on the treadmills. 

Props to Garcia for coming on the podcast and telling us the good and bad of life as an SEC quarterback. 

It’s a fascinating listen. 

Written by Clay Travis

Clay Travis is the founder of the fastest growing national multimedia platform, OutKick, that produces and distributes engaging content across sports and pop culture to millions of fans across the country. OutKick was created by Travis in 2011 and sold to the Fox Corporation in 2021.

One of the most electrifying and outspoken personalities in the industry, Travis hosts OutKick The Show where he provides his unfiltered opinion on the most compelling headlines throughout sports, culture, and politics. He also makes regular appearances on FOX News Media as a contributor providing analysis on a variety of subjects ranging from sports news to the cultural landscape.

Additionally, Travis serves as a co-host of The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show, a three-hour conservative radio talk program syndicated across Premiere Networks radio stations nationwide.

Previously, he launched OutKick The Coverage on Fox Sports Radio that included interviews and listener interactions, and started an iHeartRadio Original Podcast called Wins & Losses that featured in-depth conversations with the biggest names in sports.

Travis is a graduate of George Washington University as well as Vanderbilt Law School. Based in Nashville, he is the author of Dixieland Delight, On Rocky Top, and Republicans Buy Sneakers.