South Carolina's Steve Spurrier held his weekly teleconference this afternoon with the media to discuss this weekend's upcoming match between the Gamecocks and the Vanderbilt Commodores.
Vanderbilt enters this game 1-1 and 0-1 in the SEC just like the Gamecocks and both teams are hoping for their first win in conference play to happen this Saturday.
Here are some notes from Steve Spurrier's teleconference:
- --Spurrier said they were looking forward to playing Vanderbilt this weekend on ESPN. He said he doesn't think it should be too hot like the first two games for the Gamecocks.
- --He said they are trying to regroup and get more fundamentally sound.
- Spurrier mentioned that Vanderbilt is a seasoned team. "They're used to winning now. Very well-coached, offense, defense."
- --"We've got to play well to get us a win here at Williams-Brice Stadium," said Spurrier.
- --Steve Spurrier said that there will be a problem if something happens again like what happened with Deke Adams and Kirk Botkin during the Georgia game. He said it was a dispute about "your guy did this and your guy did that." He said it should be handled and that sometimes yelling happens on the sideline.
- --Spurrier says only time he sees James Franklin, Vanderbilt's coach, is at the coaches meeting. He said they have coaching at the private schools as something they have in common. He said they've built a nice program and want to play football there at Vanderbilt. Said both coaches have offensive background.
- --He said he didn't give any advice to James Franklin when he took the job. "I'm not big on advice," said Coach Spurrier.
- --Spurrier said the other quarterback, Dylan Thompson, will have to play some occasionally. He said USC's two quarterbacks like each other and root for each other. He said he thinks it'll be like that for the remainder of the season.