South Carolina Quarterbacks Coach Reinstated After Nuisance Arrest Suspension

South Carolina quarterbacks coach G. A. Mangus was charged with "nuisance conduct" last week. He was briefly suspended.

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G.A. Mangus Reinstated On Same Day As Pupil Stephen Garcia

On the same day frequently suspended South Carolina Gamecocks quarterback Stephen Garcia was reinstated by head coach Steve Spurrier, quarterbacks coach G.A. Mangus also returned to the team, reports Travis Haney of The Post in Charleston, South Carolina.

Mangus was suspended after last week's arrest on nuisance charges in Greenville, South Carolina.

While attending the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association, police observed Mangus urinating in the street at 1:30 in the morning. Mangus is due in court on August 26.

The 42-year-old Mangus is entering his third season as the Gamecocks quarterbacks coach. Prior to joining the Gamecocks coaching staff in 2009, Mangus spent three seasons as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Middle Tennessee State. Mangus has also coached at three Division III schools (Widener, Ursinus, and Delaware Valley).

Mangus played quarterback at the University of Florida from 1988 to 1991 and was a graduate assistant and assistant offensive line coach on Spurrier's coaching staff from 1992-94.

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South Carolina QB Coach G.A. Mangus Suspended Following Arrest

South Carolina quarterbacks coach G. A. Mangus was arrested in Greenville, South Carolina early Tuesday morning on charges of "nuisance conduct." Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier moved quickly and also suspended Mangus from his job Tuesday.

"G.A. has been suspended from all coaching activities until this matter is resolved,'' Spurrier said Tuesday in statement. "We are disappointed in his actions and will handle it accordingly.'"

The suspension is in line with the way South Carolina would react to a student committing the same violation.

Greenville Police Department spokesman Sgt. Jason Rampey said Mangus has already been released from jail and the coach faces a $470 fine if convicted. According to the police report, Mangus was seen urinating in public and smelled of alcohol.

He was in Greenville for a state high school football coaches meeting. Mangus is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 26.

For more reaction on Mangus and South Carolina football, check out Garnet And Black Attack.


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South Carolina Quarterbacks Coach Arrested On Nuisance Charges

South Carolina quarterbacks coach G. A. Mangus was arrested in Greenville, South Carolina early Tuesday morning. He faces charges of "nuisance conduct." News of this sort usually travels fastest by rival message boards, and Clemson's TigerNet forums appear to have been first on the scene. The Greenville County Detention Center's inmate search site is overwhelmed by traffic, but several mugshots of Mangus have surfaced.

SB Nation's Spencer Hall confirmed with county officials that Mangus was booked into the Greenville County Detention Center at 1:59 a.m. Tuesday morning. South Carolina beat writer Travis Haney reminds us there's a coaching clinic going on in Greenville, which explains Mangus' location. WSPA cites public urination as the reason for arrest. 

Mangus was a University of Florida quarterback under Steve Spurrier in the early '90s, and according to his official school bio, enjoyed great success as a D-III coach before making the leap to the big leagues. He logged three years at Middle Tennessee State as Rick Stockstill's offensive coordinator before joining Spurrier's Gamecocks staff in 2009. 

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