Oct 12, 2013; Fayetteville, AR, USA; South Carolina Gamecock head coach Steve Spurrier walks the sidelines during the first half of a game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. South Carolina defeated Arkansas 52-7. Mandatory Credit: Beth Hall-USA TODAY Sports

Spurrier to His Team: Don’t get Cocky

South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier is telling his team they have not done anything yet.  Coming off of a dominant 52-7 victory against Arkansas, the Gamecocks are set to take on Tennessee this week before going on the road to play Missouri, which is currently ranked #14 in the nation.

Spurrier knows all too well how easily a team can lose to an overlooked opponent.  In 2011, South Carolina started 4-0 and being ranked #10 in the nation before falling to an Auburn team that would finish 8-5 on the season.  South Carolina finished that season 11-2 with the other loss to a top 10 ranked Arkansas team.

The gamecocks lost a tough game to Georgia the second week of the season, but currently sit at 5-1 with a 3-1 conference record. They have the ability to control their own destiny in the SEC East race.  If they can keep winning and beat Missouri next week, currently undefeated within the Eastern division, the Gamecocks could end up playing in the SEC Championship with a chance at the National Title game.

Spurrier’s teams in South Carolina are the best they have had and this is a golden opportunity for them to make a big run and have the best season in the program’s history.

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  • Jason Balcom

    You must be high to think they’ll win the division this year. UGA’s not going to do them any favors , not to mention , not sure SC doesn’t lose another game waiting on the Dawgs to slip up. Lets not get all giddy and forget this team has won 1 divisional title under old ball sack and got waxed in the title game that year.