Friday, September 28, 2007

Is this Holtz or Spurrier talk?

Today in the Greenville News, the Ole Ball Coach was describing how practice this week for the Gamecocks was not good. In talking about the game against MSU he says -

"It could be a struggle this Saturday, could be a big struggle," Spurrier said. "We're going to challenge them all the way up to the game because I'm really scared to death of this game. "If our guys ... go out there thinking we're hot stuff...Mississippi State could run up and down the field on us...We could get clobbered really."
Is he just "poor mouthin" the team to set up a win that could be closer than many think (i.e not covering the spread)? Lou Holtz was well known for talking bad about his own teams leading into a game only to win the game (or lose close). Spurrier seems to be doing this a lot lately which is not like him....thoughts?

I know we have struggled on offense but I think we will start clicking soon with Smelley being fired up with a lot to prove. Our defense is hands down tops in the SEC and will again make it difficult for MSU. I think USC covers the spread this weekend (13.5); it will be tight to start but USC pulls away in 2nd half....am I wishing too much? I hope the Ol' Ball Coach changes his tone soon and I would love to see a flawless game this season.

Also Spurrier is 18-11 in three years at USC and with a win over MSU can match Warren Giese and Joe Morrison for the most wins by a Gamecock coach in his first 30 games. Both Giese and Morrison were 19-11.

{Sidenote---What do you think of the revamped USC Sports Site?}

4 comments:

smartneck said...

What is spurrier doing, don't get your team down before the game.

New website is nice, very flashy

Cash said...

With Henig out, USC can concentrate on crushing the run ... which we do well!

Anonymous said...

"Our defense is hands down tops in the SEC"

Are you freeking high? Without Brinkley or Pepper, I don't think they're as good as State.

Anonymous said...

OUR DEFENSE SUCKS LIKE LAST YEAR OH WOE IS CASH CRUSH THE RUN BY CRUSH DO YOU MEAN THE 4.9 YARDS/RUSH THAT WE GIVE UP MAYBE WE CAN AVERAGE BETTER THAN .6 YARDS/RUSH LIKE LAST WEEK HERE A TIP CORY FALL FORWARD OR JUST SLIDE AS SOON AS YOU GET HANDED THE BALL OH YEH THE NEW WEBSITE I LIKED IT WHEN I FIRST HEARD ABOUT IT WOOOOOO http://summerofdev.blogspot.com/2007/06/real-usc.html
-DEV.