South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier spoke over the phone on Wednesday to a host of media members as the Gamecocks continue to prepare for this weekend's road game at Arkansas. 

Here are some brief notes from Spurrier's teleconference today:

  • -- Spurrier opened up by saying that Jadeveon Clowney would try to practice Wednesday night. 
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  • -- He said that they handled the situation with Clowney poorly and hopes the injury will go away and he'll be able to play this week. 
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  • -- Spurrier said they are looking forward to traveling to Arkansas, which is a place they've played pretty poorly since their win there in 2005. 
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  • -- Coach said they hope to play better and that the defense has struggled the past two games. He hopes they can pull it together and make some stops this weekend. 
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  • -- Spurrier said the atmosphere at Arkansas is like any other SEC stadium: loud. He knows they need to pack their defense if they hope to win this weekend. 
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  • -- Spurrier said that Arkansas is one of the few two-back teams that you'll face where they will run straight at you. 
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  • -- He mentioned that they have to be strong inside, stay in their gaps, take on blocks and try to get them in passing situations. He mentioned they then would need to stop the pass and force them to punt. 
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  • -- Spurrier says Connor Shaw gets overlooked when talking about other quarterbacks around the league. 
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  • -- Coach mentioned that the reason they are winning games is because they are efficient and don't give up too many careless scores to the other team. 
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  • -- Spurrier said that this is the type of team where the offense needs to play well in order to win the game. 
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  • -- He said it's important to be able to run and pass the ball and that Connor Shaw can do both. 

Audio of Coach Spurrier's teleconference below: