Found October 11, 2012 on
The fireworks between No. 3 South Carolina and No. 9 LSU on Saturday won't just take place on the field.
Expect a show on the sidelines, too, featuring the Gamecocks' Steve Spurrier and the Tigers' Les Miles, two of game's most colorful leaders.
Count on Spurrier to throw a headset or his visor if things don't go his way. You might catch Miles munching on a few blades of grass at LSU's Death Valley. And both know what it's like to win it all, something the pair are again chasing this season.
South Carolina (6-0, 4-0 Southeastern Conference) is off to its best start since 1984 after a dominant, 35-7 win over Georgia. LSU (5-1, 1-1) fell to No. 4 Florida 14-6 last Saturday, its first regular-season defeat since 2010.
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Never let it be said that South Carolina head football coach Steve Spurrier never lets an opening to mock a rival school go unwalked through. In his weekly press conference, The Old Ball Coach found a chance for a potshot at Clemson while talking about Saturday's road game against LSU. If you guessed this involves LSU and Clemson's dueling Death Valleys, you're 100% correct...
It had to happen sooner or later. Someone asked LSU head football coach Les Miles his response to Alabama HC Nick Saban's assertion that the use of no-huddle offense in college football represented a "safety issue." Miles responded by pointing out a part of the game he felt was more dangerous - holding.
"If I had the magic wand on changing rules, I would call...
Steve Spurrier isn't afraid to make a few jokes at LSU's expense.
The colorful coach of third-ranked South Carolina light-heartedly brushed aside questions about Tiger Stadium this week by pretending to be momentarily confused about the fact there are two Death Valleys, one at LSU and one at Clemson.
On Saturday night, Spurrier brings the best South Carolina team he'...
Coach Steve Spurrier says No. 3 South Carolina has high goals for this season and several are much bigger than starting 6-0 or dominating Georgia.
The Gamecocks (6-0, 4-0 Southeastern Conference) moved into the SEC and national title talks with Saturday night's 35-7 victory over the Bulldogs. South Carolina faces another stiff test this week when it travels to No. 9 LSU - where...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Steve Spurrier lightheartedly, if not dismissively, shrugged off questions this week about the mystique of LSU's Tiger Stadium, even though he knows from experience how hard it can be to win there.
"That is THE Death Valley, isn't it? Or is there another one? There's two of them. That's right. There's two Death Valleys," the...
The Florida Gators hosted numerous top 2013 prospects last weekend as they defeated Les Miles and the LSU Tigers. Not to be out done were the 2014 prospects also in attendance last Saturday afternoon.
CLEMSON - After practice Wednesday night, Dabo Swinney returned serve in the verbal joust with South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier.
Will the Gamecocks Escape the Tigers?In game two of what is the most important stretch of the season for South Carolina, they find themselves undefeated and ranked #3. Not many people saw South Carolina coming as the season began; choosing to focus most of the hype on Alabama, LSU, Georgia, and Arkansas of the SEC. But having handled the competition each week, the Gamecocks are...
South Carolina is enjoying its best national ranking since the mid-1980s after last week's marquee victory, but the Ol' Ball Coach isn't ready to deem the season a success quite yet.
The visiting No. 3 Gamecocks continue through a gauntlet of quality foes when they look to extend a school-record 10-game winning streak Saturday night against No. 9 LSU, which is coming...
Florida: Will Muschamp notched his first signature win as the Gators out-toughed LSU in Gainesville on the way to a 14-6 win. Brent Pease put Mike Gillislee to work giving the senior 34 carries. Gillislee pounded out 146 yards and 2 TDs against a run defense giving up less than 90 yards a game. The Florida defense held LSU to a pair of field goals; both drives were...
We have had a three-day emotional catharsis. It's time to move on.
The Dawgs will be traveling to Kentucky in just over a week and to Jacksonville the following week. It's time for DawgNation to leave our disappointment over the South Carolina game behind and get about the business of supporting the team through the rest of the year.
I am picking LSU to upset South Carolina...