What does Steve Spurrier do in the fall when he’s not on the sideline coaching a game? He watches football and draws up more plays.
The USC head coach opened his Sunday teleconference by praising Florida reserve quarterback Tyler Murphy who led the Gators to a victory over Tennessee after the injury to Jeff Driskel.
The Gamecocks return to practice Monday and will play at Central Florida this Saturday. They are 7.5 point favorites.
Highlights from Spurrier’s teleconference:
- Hopes his guys have rested up and are ready to prepare for UCF. Outstanding team and they have to play better than they have.
- Not returning punts or kicks well but they are still working on it.
- Did a little work on UCF last week but not a whole lot. Did watch tape of their game with Penn State.
- UCF is a very good team, solid, not a huge upset they beat Penn State.
- Playing Central Florida does not hurt strength of schedule, maybe a little tougher team than you should schedule.
- Sutton and Clowney should be fine.
- Hoping Cedric Cooper will help a lot with his speed and aggressiveness.
- On The State.”Whatever happened last year is history.They run their newspaper we try to run the football program, simple as that.”
UCF officials announced Saturday’ night the game, with a Noon kickoff, will be nationally televised by ABC. Here’s more on that release from Central Florida:
For the first time in program history, UCF will appear on network television as the American Athletic Conference announced Saturday evening ABC will televise the Knights’ clash with No. 12/13 South Carolina Saturday, Sept. 28, at noon at Bright House Networks Stadium.
It will be a full national telecast on ABC.
At 3-0, the Knights are off to their best start since 1988 when they opened at 5-0, and are coming off their first win over a Big Ten program when it toppled Penn State Sept. 14. They have scored at least 30 points in their first three games of a season for the first time since the program’s inception in 1979.
UCF last faced a ranked team at home in 2009 when it upset No. 13/12 Houston.
The previous clash with South Carolina also was a national telecast as they opened 2005 on a Thursday on ESPN. The Gamecocks lead the series, 3-0, and this will be their first trip to Orlando to face UCF.
Saturday’s meeting with the Gamecocks (2-1) is expected to be sold out, which would mark the first sell out since Boston College in 2011.