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When news broke on Wednesday that South Carolina star running back Marcus Lattimore had missed practice with a bruised hip, the outlook of Saturday’s game changed. With their offensive star far from 100%, the Gamecocks’ chances against the Florida Gators took a hit. That is, if he is truly limited.At this point, we’re hearing that Lattimore “might not start.” That’s very different than “will be out.” If Lattimore doesn’t start, but is available, it means he can play if needed. If South Carolina takes care of business without him, Steve Spurrier and the rest of the Gamecocks’ staff would be comfortable with him watching from the sidelines. That, though, isn’t desired. South Carolina wants Lattimore to play and may even need him to play.The Gamecocks are much more than Lattimore and what he brings to the team, but there’s no denying his star status and what he brings to their offense. He has three 100-yards games and has scored each time South Carolina has taken the field this season. If
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South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore did not practice Wednesday because of a bruised hip and coach Steve Spurrier says his junior star might not start Saturday against No. 3 Florida.
Spurrier had said Lattimore was running well earlier in the week, but the injury kept him out of Wednesday's workout. Lattimore arrived at practice let and watched from the sidelines.
On Wednesday, both Steve Spurrier and Will Muschamp spoke about the upcoming clash between the South Carolina Gamecocks and the Florida Gators. Take a listen:Steve Spurrier...
Back in August, Sweetheart and I wrote an article about Steve Spurrier. This article explained how the OBC has put his spread offensive philosophies behind him for the good of the university.This Saturday will test Spurriers' new coaching style against his old team. After proving his talents at Florida - winning the Heisman Trophy as a player and a national championship as head coach...
COLUMBIA, S.C.-- South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier says he'll discipline defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles for punching a player at LSU last week.
Spurrier said Wednesday the discipline would probably involve missing game time. A video on YouTube shows Quarles punching LSU center P.J. Lonergan in the facemask after a first-quarter play in the Tigers' 23-21 victory.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. The cultural shift taking place is certainly not unprecedented. In some ways what Will Muschamp is doing is what Steve Spurrier did 22 years ago to the Florida football program.
When Spurrier returned to Gainesville to take over his alma mater, the Gators had been a run-oriented, in-your-face defense kind of program for much of the previous decade under coaches...
Steve Spurrier and South Carolina have thumbed their noses at the SEC by announcing that injured (and unavailable) defensive tackle Kelcey Quarles will be meaninglessly suspended for Saturday's Florida game. Quarles, as you can see from the photo and video, punched a LSU player last week.
Here's hoping that karma will settle the score(board).
South Carolina defensive tackle Kelsey Quarles punched LSU lineman P. J. Longergan during the first quarter of last Saturday's game. In a move that further questions the conferences earlier suspensions of players for dangerous hits, the SEC is leaving punishment to Steve Spurrier.
The SEC, which has already suspended two players this season for “flagrant and dangerous...
Steve Spurrier knows the only thing South Carolina lost last week was a football game. He hopes his players understand that, too.
Spurrier said the ninth-ranked Gamecocks (6-1, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) can still achieve all their goals, chief among them taking control of the SEC's Eastern Division this week when they play at No. 3 Florida (6-0, 5-0).
Reports coming out of Columbia, SC say that South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore has an injured hip, and may either be limited in the Gamecocks' showdown against Florida on Saturday.
Marcus Lattimore (hip) may not play against Gators, Spurrier said. Kenny Miles expected to start.
— Josh Kendall (@JoshatTheState)
The Florida Gators host the South Carolina Gamecocks today in what could amount to a battle for control of the SEC East. I’ll keep this short because the die-hards among you have already joined the tailgate of champions. The weather is pretty close to perfect and Fall is here. That makes for a great day of football, not only in Gainesville, but across the SEC.
As you await kickoff...
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The Florida and South Carolina offenses are built around solid running games in 2012. All-SEC candidates Marcus Lattimore and Mike Gillislee are two of the conference’s best players overall and are a huge part if not majority of their respective offenses. Still, the much respected CBS football analyst Gary Danielson believes the team that passes the best wins on Saturday.
The last time South Carolina played at Florida, the Gamecocks celebrated a division title.
Coach Steve Spurrier got doused and carried to midfield. Players hooted and hollered on the sideline, in the locker room and on the flight home.
The Gators remember it vividly.
''That's a feeling you'll never forget,'' safety Josh Evans said.
No doubt, third-ranked...