Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/20/14

ATHENS, GA - SEPTEMBER 12: Head coach Steve Spurrier of the South Carolina Gamecocks questions a call during the game against the Georgia Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium on September 12, 2009 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Steve Spurrier hasn't given up on No. 9 South Carolina hitting a few passes, no matter how good the Gamecocks look running the ball or how much Connor Shaw's right arm might hurt. The Gamecocks coach says South Carolina (1-0) will keep trying to ignite a passing game Saturday against East Carolina (1-0) that was largely missing in its 17-13 opening victory at Vanderbilt. The team managed just 67 yards through the air, an effort Spurrier thought might've been low point of his career. ''We had one of the worst passing nights we've ever had,'' Spurrier said. Some of it was the offensive line's poor protection, some was Shaw's injury that made it painful simply to lift his arm let alone hurl a football 40 yards downfield. Still the gun-slinger, though, Spurrier plans to crank things up again at his home opener. ''We'll keep it as is and if we're throwing a bunch of completions, we'll keep firing away,'' Spurrier said ''If not, we're going to the next plan, just like we always do.'' ...
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