COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier
dismissed talk about his Florida coaching days, saying they were
hashed over six years ago when he took the Gamecocks job.
Then a few minutes later, he enthusiastically recalled almost
every play from his Gators win in 2000 over the Gamecocks. That was
the only other time South Carolina had a chance to go to the
Southeastern Conference title game.
Spurrier has repeatedly talked about his determination to turn
South Carolina's long mediocre program around. He can get the
Gamecocks to their first SEC title game with a win Saturday over
But part of him will always stay at The Swamp where his name is
in the ring of honor and the 1966 Heisman Trophy he won sits in a
museum by the stadium.
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