Found November 20, 2012 on
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If you were expecting a continuation of hostilities in South Carolina, look somewhere else.
Steve Spurrier and Dabo Swinney have been so cordial this week theyve done everything but send flowers to each other.
Maybe theyve decided that Saturdays annual rivalry game between No. 12 South Carolina (9-2) and 11th-ranked Clemson (10-1) has matured to a point that they no longer need to bring attention to it with a war of words.This is the first time these teams will play with both among the top 15 teams in the BCS. And this is only the second time in 109 meetings that both teams have at least nine wins.
Heres Spurrier: I like Dabo. I think he is a wonderful guy and excellent coach. He and I, and I think our wives, get along real well, but every now and then just to keep the rivalry going, he and I need to say a little something to stir up emotions here or there.
Heres Swinney: Whenever I'm around him, our relationship has always been very cordial. Ive got a lot of respect for him ...
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