South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier doesn't like worrying about his team's defense. The 13th-ranked Gamecocks gave him no choice after what he saw at Georgia.
Spurrier said his team had a "bad coaching day" in a 41-30 loss to the Bulldogs last weekend and now is hoping to turn that around when South Carolina (1-1, 0-1 SEC) hosts Vanderbilt (1-1, 0-1) on Saturday.
The coach didn't like his team's defense on third down or how the players were aligned. He also said some players on special teams didn't give the kind of effort the Gamecocks are used to the past two seasons.
"There's nothing embarrassing about losing as long as you play smart and play with a lot of effort. We didn't do those two things," Spurrier said Tuesday.
The problems were particularly glaring on defense. Two South Carolina defensive assistants got into a shouting match on the sidelines, linebacker coach Kirk Botkin getting into the face of defensive ends coach Deke...