Found October 19, 2012 on
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No one really saw this coming.
Sure, two months ago everybody knew that South Carolina and Florida had decent teams. And if you listened to any of the abundant Steve Spurrier pre-season sound bites, you got an inkling that the Gamecocks would be a threat in the SEC East.
But come on. Who honestly thought the Gamecocks in Gainesville would be The Game of Week 8?
Just one year ago the Gators were imploding, incapable of finding an offense and unable to stop any team with decent pass-to-run ratios. Now theyre the No.3-ranked team in the land, a virtual powerhouse behind the running and passing talent of their quarterback Jeff Driskel.
Who would have thought?
Nobody outside a few crazed Gators fans has compared Driskel to Tim Tebow, but the sophomore has put his Florida team in position to win the East for the first time since Saint Timothys graduation.
Driskel ran for 177 yards last week against Vanderbilt a record for a Gators quarterback and he is averaging just under 140 yar...
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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.
I had a chance to talk with Tyler Ryan of WACH Fox out of Columbia, SC and Billy Kohler of the South Carolina blog Leftover Hot Dog. We discussed our thoughts for the game between the Gamecocks and Florida Gators, Marcus Lattimore, and (begrudingly) gave our predictions on the game. Not to worry, they were on location, so you don’t have to stare at my ugly mug; I called in. A big...
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)
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...
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.
South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier talked about the Gamecocks football team today and disclosed that several key Gamecocks have been limited in practice heading into the Florida game.Tailback Marcus Lattimore is nursing a bruisied hip suffered in last Saturday’s loss at LSU. After Wednesday’s practice, Spurrier sounded uncertain about Lattimore playing at Florida. Spurrier...