Gamecock FB: Steve Spurrier Teleconference Notes and Audio
South Carolina's head coach Steve Spurrier spoke with the media during his weekly teleconference on Wednesday.
Here are some notes from Coach Spurrier on what he had to say about this weekend's matchup against Central Florida:
- --Spurrier thinks all of the nagging injuries that the Gamecocks have had recently should be "ok."
- --Cody Waldrop should be available and ready to play after missing two games with a foot sprain. Spurrier said that Clayton Stadnik, who has started the last two games, will play as well.
- --He mentioned that the team is full speed and looking forward to facing Central Florida.
- --Spurrier said it's one of the big games on the schedule for the Gamecocks this year.
- --Spurrier thought that the Gamecocks schedule would stay the same pretty much much in the future even though the playoff is coming which could mean tougher non-conference scheduling.
- --He hopes that they can get Victor Hampton some blocking and get him a punt that he has a chance to return. Spurrier thinks he is a very good punt return player for the Gamecocks. He said they'll need to force some punts first and go from there.
- --Spurrier said he thinks the targeting rule is a good rule and that if a player who spears and hits with the crown of the helmet should be ejected from the game. He hopes the referees will apply it correctly all the time because of the severe penalty of the hit.
Spurrier was asked several questions in regards to Florida and his relationship with their coaches and so forth that doesn't relate to the upcoming game against Central Florida.
Overall, as was the case on Tuesday, Spurrier appears to be making sure the focus stays on Central Florida and the overlying theme is that this is a big game for the Gamecocks. The players seem to have bought into the mantra and it's a good method moving forward to make sure the right attention is in the right place for the Gamecocks.
South Carolina and Central Florida will kickoff at 12:07 p.m. on ABC on September 28.