Play calling, or rather who is calling the plays, was one of the main topics of discussion during today’s Steve Spurrier press conference. Spurrier admitted he delegated a portion of his play calling duties to GA Mangus during the Vanderbilt game.
The Head Ball Coach said they made the decision to change up the play calling after the loss at Kentucky.
Spurrier said he is still heavily involved in the play calling and our sources told us he actually called most of the plays late in the second quarter of Saturday’s game against Vandy. That, maybe not so coincidentally, is also about the time the offense started to pick things up.
Among some of the other highlights of Spurrier’s Tuesday presser:
- Running back Marcus Lattimore is close to fully recovered from his foot/ankle injury and will play this week against Tennessee.
- Ace Saunders will continue to return punts. Spurrier plans to get more involved in coaching the punt return unit this week.
- Spurrier is pleased with the play of Stephen Garcia
- Spurrier continues to harp on the fact the defense isn’t creating turnovers. He says that has to change.
- USC has only defeated Tennessee three times since it joined the SEC. The Gamecocks won the last meeting in Columbia, 27-6. The Vols won last year’s game in Tennessee, 31-13.