South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier spoke with the media on Wednesday to preview the upcoming in-state matchup between the Gamecocks and the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers. 

Spurrier hit on a few topics including what type of team Coastal has this year, the matchup between Missouri and Ole Miss and a few other topics. 

Here's what Spurrier had to say on Wednesday:

  • Spurrier opened up by saying that his football team is in pretty good health for this time of year. He mentioned a few guys are banged up here and there but the Gamecocks have stayed healthy for most of the year. 
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  • Coach mentioned that Coastal Carolina is one of the best teams in the FCS. He said they're 10-1 and will be headed to the playoffs next week. He mentioned how they've set some offensive records this year and have an excellent running back, wide receiver and quarterback. 
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  • Spurrier said the Gamecocks will have to play well to beat Coastal. 
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  • Spurrier was asked if he called Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze to tell him how to beat Missouri. He responded by saying he's going to "keep my big mouth shut and let it play out" after a scenario in 2005 where Florida needed to be USC and have Auburn beat Georgia. He said they are going to focus on trying to beat Coastal and that the Gamecocks will need to be ready to play this week. 
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  • Spurrier mentioned how they refer to the in-state game as the "state championship" when talking about the Carolina/Clemson matchup. He did say that this game this week is one of the biggest since South Carolina is trying to remain undefeated at home. He hopes they can add to the home winning streak this week. 
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  • Coach Spurrier said he thought the SEC Championship has helped the SEC in the past when it comes to the BCS. He thinks the new playoff system could affect it "a little bit."
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  • Spurrier mentioned how he said that the SEC Championship was always his favorite game of the year when he was coaching at Florida and "we could get to it a lot."
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